The Pillow Book of Sei Sh¯onagon, Translated [from the Japanese] and Edited by Ivan Morris - Sections 116-135 Summary & Analysis

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Sections 116-135 Summary

In Section 116, Shonagon talks about how things were when she first became a lady-in-waiting. She says that she was so embarrassed and worried about doing the wrong things that she avoided people as much as possible. Section 117 is a list of people who look pleased with themselves. These people include an exorcist who takes care of a stubborn spirit and a man who receives the position of governorship after a long time. Section 118 is a list of different kinds of winds.

Section 119 is a description of the day after a fierce autumn wind. Section 120 is a list of wind instruments. Shonagon gives her opinion of different kinds of wind instruments. She loves the sound of the flute but thinks the flageolet is shrill. Section 121 is a list of things worth seeing like the chancellor's pilgrimage to Kamo. In Section 122 Shonagon says that she loves going...

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