The Tale of Genji

Detail of 17th-century portrait of Murasaki Shikibu, wearing the j?nihitoe, by Tosa Mitsuoki (1617–1691)

The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated at The Met


Written c1000 at the imperial court in Japan by the Lady Murasaki Shikibu The Tale of Genji has had a profound effect on the evolution of literature and romance

Cherry blossom viewing - japan

Garden Art in Japan – Bountiful Beauties of Paradise


At Byodo-in at Uji, Japan are the remains of an old garden with deciduous trees, autumn colour and flowers as important elements and it’s like being in Paradise