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Tale of Genji



The Tale of Genji is considered to be one of the earliest novels in world's history. It was written in the 11th century by a female writer, Lady Murasaki. The scenes from this novel are frequent subjects of ukiyo-e. The story is basically about the love affairs and adventures of Prince Genji, a kind of aristocratic womanizer.

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During some of the various feudal adventures the such as "Ataru Genji Visits the Heian Capital", the gang are recast as characters from the novel.

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