The Pillow Book of Sei Sh¯onagon, Translated [from the Japanese] and Edited by Ivan Morris Character Descriptions

Sei Shōnagon
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Sei Shonagon

This person was the writer of The Pillow Book.

Norimitsu

This person was the brother to the person who wrote The Pillow Book and was a courtier in the household of the Emperor.

Narimasa

This person was the Senior Steward in the royal household.

Okinamaro

This was the palace dog who was banished for biting the cat.

Yoshichika

This person was the handsome Middle Counsellor who liked to flirt with the women at festivals and court events.

Yukinari

The writer considered this person very unusual; he snuck into the ladies' quarters early in the morning to get a glimpse of the writer's face after she refused to allow him to see her face.

Masahiro

This person was a chamberlain who often rebuked the courtiers during roll call.

Lord Akinobu

This rustic and fun-loving person hosted the courtiers at his house while they were on a journey...

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