Lady Murasaki Shikibu

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Lady Murasaki Shikibu

Lady Murasaki Shikibu was born about 973 in Kyoto, Japan. She was born in a family of minor nobility and a member of the northern branch of the Fujiwara clan.Murasaki's mother died while she was a child, so Murasaki was raised, contrary to customs of the time, by her father Fujiwara no Tametoki, a scholar and officer of the imperial court. During Heian-era Japan, couples lived separately and children were raised by the mother and her family. Also contrary to customs of the time, her father gave her a male education. Men were taught kanji and classical Chinese literature as the requisite culture, while women were taught kana and poetry. Her father praised her intelligence and ability, but lamented that she was "born a woman". She was married in her early 20s and had one child, Daini no Sanmi, who was a poet in her own right.[3]At the royal court, she was the lady-in-waiting for Empress Shoshi (Akiko) and may have been hired by Fujiwara no Michinaga to serve the Empress


973 C.E.-Murasaki Shikibu was born1004C.E.- Murasaki had her first child1005C.E.-Her husband died1008-1010C.E.-Murasaki stared to write more stories1019C.E.-Murasaki's mom passed away1021C.E.-The Tale of Genji was published1025C.E.Murasaki Shikibu pased away

Lady Murasaki inspired women because she was a writer, so now women think that they can also do their own thing.Murasaki's book,The Tale of Genji, got published around the world in 1951.In 2001 , Murasaki was in move called, Sennen no Koi Story of Genji.

Lasting Impact

The lasting impact that Lady Murasaki did was that to inspire women to do their own thing.


Source list:- Shikibu, Murasaki, and Richard John Bowring. The Diary of Lady Murasaki. London:Penguin,1996.Print.- Hienrich, Gregor. "Murasaki Shikibu." Princeton University. Wikipedia, 02 Feb. 2007.Web. 24 Feb. 2014.

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