The Kagero Diary: A Woman's Autobiographical Text from Tenth-century... Setting & Symbolism

Edward Seidensticker
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Fujiwara's New Residence

Fujiwara builds a lavish new residence. He promises to bring MM over when it is completed but just as she feared, she is not welcome there.

Fujiwara's Usual Place

When Fujiwara visits the residence of his first wife, MM's attendants refers to the house as Fujiwara's "usual place."

The Court Ministry

Fujiwara holds positions at the court during his entire working career. He receives many promotions during his tenure at the court, reaching the high level of major captain.

Misasagi

Misasagi is the place of burial for the young prince who dies while Fujiwara works in the ministry. After the 49th day after the passing of the prince, the assistant commander of the guards abandons his wife and becomes a monk at Mt. Heie. MM knows his wife, who later steals away and becomes a nun. MM feels very sad over the turn of events...

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