# 71 "Ishiyama moon" (Ishiyama no tsuki) -- Yoshitoshi's '100 Aspects of the Moon' Lady Murasaki is usually pictured in a violet robe (murasaki may be translated as "violet", or "purple", or "lavender"), sitting at her writing table in Ishiyama Temple, and looking out over a mountain landscape. Murasaki Shikibu is thought to be the author of the world’s first novel Genji monogatari ("The Tale of Genji").
The Tale of Genji 源氏物語 - a classic work of Japanese literature written by the Japanese noblewoman, Lady Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period. It is sometimes called the world's first novel.If you read it don't settle for the abridged 10 chapter version, read the full 54 ch. version. Give the Shining Prince the chance to redeem himself!!. (painting: Scene from the Tale of Genji by KATSUSHIKA Hokusai)