Friday, June 11, 2010

源氏物語 manuscript.

Check out this 17th-century manuscript of 源氏物語 (Genji Monogatari / The Tale of Genji):

It's written mainly in kana—I can get lost in the renmen—and it's amazing to me that in some places the kana are complemented with kanji as furigana. Say what?!

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