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The Tale of Genji Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17 Summary

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Chapter 17 Summary

Genji is taking care of Akikonomu, the Rokujo lady's daughter, and the former high priestess Ise, and he wants her to receive backing at court. To no Chujo's daughter is also there and To no Chujo wants the Suzaku emperor to favor her so the two men compete against each other for the attention of the new ruler.

The Suzaku emperor is particularly fond of art, so To no Chujo and Genji decide to use art as their means of gaining his favor. For his part, To no Chujo commissions works from the great masters and shows them to the Reizei emperor. Genji, on the other hand, prefers to show the Reizei emperor his own work while Akikonomu helps her cause by painting for the Reizei emperor.

Things come to a head when To no Chujo's daughter, who is living in the Kokiden apartments at the palace...

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