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The Tale of Genji Movies & Media Adaptations

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A CD-ROM introduces the novel through picture scroll reproductions, photographs, illustrations, and narration. It was produced in 1999 by the Futitsu Software Corporation, out of San Jose, CA.

An animated version of The Tale of Genji was produced in 1987 as a joint production of Asahi Publishing, the Asahi National Broadcasting Company, and Nippon Herald Films. Directed by Girsaburo Sugii, whose previous work includes Night on the Galactic Railroad and Street Fighter II, the film won accolades from the Japan Film Appreciation Society. It will be released on video in the fall of 2000.

A Tale of Genji museum opened in Uji, near Kyoto, in 1998. In its first eight months it had 120,000 visitors.

The last part of Saeko Ichinohe's three-part dance, The Tale of Genji premiered at New York's Lincoln Centre in early 2000.

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