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The Tale of Genji - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Genji is still forlorn over the death of Yugao and he attempts to find another woman to replace her. When he hears a report of a possible prospect, Genji sends notes to her. However, the affairs never go anywhere, generally petering out quickly after only a note or two.

In this sad state of affairs, Genji strikes up a friendship with Tayu, a daughter of one of Genji's former nurses. Tayu provides him with reports about a princess living in very poor conditions. Unfortunately, Tayu cannot report anything about the looks or disposition of the Safflower Princess. He has never seen her face, but Genji is not dissuaded and immediately asks Tayu to act as his go-between with the Safflower Princess.

After passing notes back and forth, the princess finally gives in and permits Genji to visit her but, like all proper women, hides behind a curtain...

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