Women often carried this item during a festival; they used them to playfully hit other people during the festival.
The writer believed this mode of transportation should be carried slowly to emphasize its dignity.
The writer thought this mode of transportation should move quickly because she became bored if she had to watch one for too long.
These disposable items were used in many ways. Sometimes poems or messages were written on them.
These flowers were used to decorate a variety of things, such as packages and letters.
Shonagon traveled to this place while on a pilgrimage; she worshiped and prayed when she reached it.
These places of worship were dedicated to different gods or ideals; Shonagon included a list of them in The Pillow Book.
Shonagon believed you could judge a woman based on...
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