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The Tale of Genji - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

Genji fondly remembers Yugao and he often wonders what happened to the daughter that she had with To no Chujo. Despite Genji's interest, he urges Ukon, Yugao's former maid and now one of the Genji's servants, not to search for her. This is because he does not want people to hear how Yugao died.If Ukon were to find the lady's family, they would be full of questions about where she has been and where she is. Genji's abduction of Yugao would become a source of rumor and Genji does not want word to get out about his part in Yugao's death.

Tamakazura, Yugao's daughter, was taken to Dazaifu in Kyushu because Yugao's nurse had adopted Tamakazura and, when the nurse's husband was named deputy viceroy of Kyushu, the family brought Tamakazura along. Since the family did not know of Yugao's death, they constantly prayed to the...

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