Excerpt from the Sarashina Diary ( 更級日記), a diary written by a young woman of court a few years after The Tale of Genji was written.
I’m doing a thing, and came across this. Like?? This girl is so adorable?
“Oh, how happy I was when I came home with all these books in a bag! In the past I had only been able to have an occasional flurried look at parts of ‘The Tale of Genji.’ Now I had it all in front of me and I could lie undisturbed behind my screen, taking the books out one by one and enjoying them to my heart’s content. I wouldn’t have changed places with the Empress herself.”
Lol, it’s especially funny considered Genji was kinda risque at the time. So relatable, tho. Like, 98% of tumblr posts are about holing up in our beds with some sorta media. I like to think this girl’s version of whipping off her pants was to shed at least 8 layers of her juunihitoe lol.
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