The Dojoji is one of the most well known stories in the Japanese society.
Comparing each versions of the same popular Dojoji story, we have noticed that there is a
shift of the storyline and the theme. The original work is mostly focused on the Karmic
This excerpt comes from an illustrated guide to the Jhachiban or Eighteen
Plays, a famous collection associated with the Ichikawa acting lineage. Thought
you might appreciate reading about the fluidity of modern Japanese labels for
Heres a short passage from a modern translation of a story about Saigy by Ueda Akinari ? ? ? ? .
Its contained in Ugetsu monogatari? ? ? ? ? ? (1776)-though it sadly did not make it into the
Mizoguchi film by that name. Its easy enough to find English ver
At first, path is referring to major or expertise. For example, who carve the
wood is carpenter (Genji Monogatari The Broom Tree), things to play Koto is flute
(Genji, The eastern cottage), and examples like those show the meaning of path
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Translation: As everybody knows, Kagero Diary is the first woman diary work that
is in circulation. Although both quantity wise and quality wise Kagero diary is the
best work ever, description abou
As Ive mentioned in class, poets like Saigy imagined nature in different terms
than the average field biologist. Heres the entry on shigi , that woodcock we
talked about, in a *modern* handbook for haiku poets. As you can see, it presents
a particular sub
About the conversation in Genji Mongatari, the one who is leading the conversation is
overwhelmingly males, and it is very rare that female kick off the conversation. It was
pointed out that if females would reply, gestures/attitude other than words were
Excerpts in the translation homework this semester have been very interesting and fun to
work on. Using excerpts relating to the topics we are reading each book is a very good
idea (for example, talking about Buddhism while reading Konjaku Monogatari, and
? ? ? = until now; ? ? = nervous; ? ? ? ? = to come apart; ? ? ? = calm;
? ? =honest; ? ? ? = lose, submit
If I finally need to say, I feel like my lasting nervous feeling disappeared and I felt more
calmed. But, rather than saying that the author w
1.The protagonists of Kamo and Thunderbolt are both thunder-gods. How do they
In the story Kamo, the priest is serving at Muro and he visited Kamo. He was curious
about the story of the arrow and people there told him the story why they pay homag
1. Whats your favorite story this week? Why?
The old lady Tokiwa is a very interesting and funny story. Indeed, Tokiwa is a very
poor character, and her sons did not take care of her. But the scene that she was
complaining and praying to Amida in a demand
1. Whats your favorite story this week? Why?
Story 28 is my favorite story this week. It is very attractive and illustrative. The details
depicted in the story are very vivid, and we can imagine how scary the Pakshasa is and
we can feel how desperate the
1.Whats your favorite line from Narukami (reproduce it & give page number)?
Narukami:Ah! I could massage your back (83). What Narukami said here is
very contradictory to what he just said and did a while ago. He struck her to the
ground, called her d
1. Whats your favorite story from this weeks reading? Why? Please give page numbers
for the story.
They are all quite interesting, but I really like story 11 (p.33-34). The analogy described
in p34 corresponds to the truth that if you sow, you shall reap.
1. Type out your LEAST favorite poem from the reading this week. Whats wrong with it,
in your view?
that deep realization will
never come to
my mind, the truth of which
my mind realizes all too well
Here the deep realization should refe
1. Based on LaFleurs essay, what was Saigys world like? Please link each claim to
a page number.
Before he became Saigyo, he worked in the court serving the retired emperors.
Because of personally painful and disgraceful tabooed sex in Tobas place (p.13)
1.What are you writing about for the final essay?
Salvation and the Bell, what did we learn from the dojoji story.
I will compare the similarities and differences in two versions of dojoji, the Noh
version and also the Otojizoshi long version. Notice that
1. What is the most important paragraph in Heartvine in your view? Give the page
number & explain yourself.
p.164 there are many things I would, In this part, Genji finally got along well with
aoi before she died. He gazed down at her, thinking it odd tha
1. What do you make of Kaneie's poem about the Chinese robe on p. 279?
Kaneie wanted Michitsunas mother to make over his dress, but he knew Michitsunas
mother well and he knew that Michitsunas mother would not have it done in a few days.
Knowing that Mich