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...

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