“The Tale of Genji”
Recitation and lecture by SHIDU
Event ScheduleFrom 10:00 on April 30, 2021 (Friday)
Do you know “The Tale of Genji''? This story is one of the oldest novels in the world written by Murasaki-Shikibu in 1008,in 54 volumes. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this exceptional story is a literary treasure . However, it is not easy to understand because each sentence is very long, and hard for modern readers to understand.
It is for this reason that Shidu wanted to tell people this great story in a way that was easy to understand. She shows us the appeal of “The Tale of Genji” with her beautiful handmade Heian-costumes and humorous commentary.
So far she has given hundreds of lectures called “SHIDU's Genji Salon(しづの源氏語り)” not only at schools, but also at libraries, churches, nursing homes and public halls throughout Japan. A few years ago the lectures were held at an elementary school and a university in Sydney, Australia. The total number of people who have seen it is more than 5000 from children to adults.. There are more than 100 programs, and she explains not only each chapter, but also the points of view of parent-child relationships, romantic love, from a variety of perspectives.
Shidu Tomoie majored in Japanese literature, including “Tales of Genji '' at Tokyo Woman’s Christian University. She has been teaching Japanese literature at Tokyo Eiwa Junior and Senior High School and Tokyo Woman’s Christian University since 1977. She also works as a Study Consultant of Japanese Expression at Toyo Eiwa Woman’s University. In addition, she gives lectures on , “Fun Reading of The Tales of Genji ,” 3 times a month.
Other Notable Works
“From Mother to Daughter, and granddaughter” AERA, June 29, 2011
Radio/ You Tube; “しづの源氏語り” Is. Field radio
“My Tale of Genji”
Have you ever learned something from history? No matter how many years pass by since thousands of years before we are always asking ourselves, “What are we living for?”,”What is a family?”, “What is love?”.
This is a chance to dive into the world of Genji with me and think about these questions together with this. Various lovely Characters and I dressed with Heian-Costume welcome you!
The lecture is easy to understand for beginners as well. I will read the story with pictures.
Don’t hesitate! I am looking forward to seeing you.