Murasaki Shikibu

By:Jacob

Murasaki Shikibu

Murasaki Shikibu




  • Murasaki Shikibu was a great novelist and poet of the Japanese Heian period.
  • Murasaki became famous from writing the tale of genji but her work also included a diary and over 120 poems.
  • Murasaki was born into the Fujiwara clan a noble family but not a rich family.
  • Traditionally children were raised by the mother and her family but murasaki father decided to raise his daughter himself.
  • Murasaki began writing the tale of genji and working as an attendant to empress Akiko.