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what is genji's full name?

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Hikaru Genji, 光源氏. Hikaru means: light. The surnames of the aristocrates could be read in two ways: you could use on-yomi, the Chinese reading, then it`s: Genji, or you could use the japanese reading, kun-yomi, and read it: Minamoto.

Genji was given the appellation Hikaru no Kimi, 光の君 in his youth. He is also referred to in the book as Rokujō no In, 六条院 sometimes abbreviated as In, . His given name is never referred to in the course of the story.

sarabre | 1482 days ago