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Logos unveiled for 'Classical Literature Day'

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Logos unveiled for 'Classical Literature Day'
May 28, 2009 by Mainichi Daily News
Designer Masaki Hisatani unveils on Wednesday the logos and the character design for the planned Classical Literature Day in Kyoto. (Mainichi)
(Designer Masaki Hisatani unveils on Wednesday the logos and the character design for the planned Classical Literature Day in Kyoto. (Mainichi))

Also unveiled were the character designs representing Hikaru Genji (the main character in "The Tale of Genji") and Murasaki Shikibu (believed to be the author of "The Tale of Genji"), which were both designed by Hisatani and are carried over from those used in last year's millennium celebration of "The Tale of Genji."
The committee comprises those in political and financial circles in Kyoto and was launched on the occasion of the millennium celebration of the classical literature work last year....

Call me Ishmael. The end.
May 13, 2009 by Salon
Delightfully, Setouchi is also a celebrated 86-year-old Buddhist nun who wrote a contemporary update of "The Tales of Genji," Japan's racy ur-novel classic. ...

Park West Gallery Summer Collection
Jun 3, 2009 by PR Urgent
The subject matters depicted include: sumo wrestling (viewed by the Japanese to be equally spiritual and physical); the Tale of Genji (perhaps the first ...

Not-to-miss Japanese experiences
May 14, 2009 by msnbc.com
This year, the city and its environs mark the 1000th anniversary of the publication of The Tale of Genji, widely considered to be the world's first novel ...

Discovering an unexpected gem
Jun 4, 2009 by The Japan Times
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(Portrait of Abbess Daitsu Bunchi by Prince-Abbot Shinkei TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS )

...In addition to the gorgeous fabrics and furnishings on display, some of the other items — elaborately made dolls with their own furniture, incense-sniffing games and a shell-matching game with scenes from the "Tale of Genji" — suggest that there was a certain amount of frivolity and hedonism among the cloistered inmates, indicative perhaps of a degree of immaturity only to be expected among young women deprived of the callings of motherhood and marriage. But much here shows that many of the nuns found a higher sense of fulfillment through religiously directed art and ascetic exercises. ... 

The World Digital Library
May 25, 2009 by NewsOK.com
Other “exhibits” include the 11th century Tale of Genji, a Japanese work considered the first novel ever written; a Description of Egyptian Antiquities from Napoleon’s 1798 expedition to the Pyramids; and a German woodcut edition of Aesop’s Fables from the 15th century.
The World Digital Library is already an awesome research tool and an invaluable repository of worldwide cultural treasures.  It’s also one of the most addictively browse-able websites this side of Videogum and awfulplasticsurgery.com.  ...

Wisteria has its Chelsea moment
May 18, 2009 by Telegraph.co.uk

(Photo: Barbara Van Zanten / LPI )
The Tale of Genji, which was written about 1000 years ago by a Japanese courtesan, tells of a love affair that began at a wisteria banquet, "early in the ...

The enduring tradition of tanka
May 23, 2009 by The Japan Times
... officials is described in a helpful introduction by the distinguished modern poet Mutsuo Takahashi, who sets this work on a par with "The Tale of Genji. ...
By T.S. on Jun 11, 2009
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