The Tale of Genji Museum(源氏物語博物館), Uji

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The Tale of Genji Museum is in Uji, Kyoto, Japan. It displays the world of the Japanese classic novel The Tale of Genji with projected images, models, and exhibitions. The culture of the Imperial Court of the Heian Period, the aristocrats' costumes, and the furnishings of their residences are shown.The last ten chapters of The Tale of Genji are set in Uji; the hero is Kaoru Genji (a son of Hikaru Genji). The story of these chapters is reproduced with great realism using a scrim and life-size set. Visitors are introduced to the story line and main characters. A short film based on the "Uji chapters" and created solely for the museum is presented in the movie room.There is a library with a collection of books about The Tale of Genji.The museum opened in 1998.
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  • September 22, 2017
    Keihan Uji station is the nearest station. Go to Uji bridge leave the Uji station is on your right side (or left). Tucked away in a residential area across the prefectural road No. 7 line. It is a beautiful Museum is surrounded by trees. Uji-jujo of the tale of Genji in tale of Genji's death after, I didn't too much prior knowledge. Understand the development little by little if I look still, screened two films staff. JAF percent.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Natural History Museum right host and Yi Tengjiu del Carmen our relation is only minutes away, eating lunch went to participant views. Building Council loan guide along explain tale of Genji ordered.
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  • August 11, 2017
    I admit to not be able to read the entire novel, but I have researched a bit before visiting the Museum and I was happy because there are explanations in English. Still and silent, introduces into the magic of this immortal story. In the nice garden surrounding the Museum you can walk or sit in the shade of the trees.
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  • January 29, 2017
    After viewing all three parts, you can get a overview of the tale of genji. Impressive.
  • November 27, 2016
    The original seems very interesting, I would like to read it.
  • June 30, 2017
    good
  • March 4, 2017
    A cozy place.
  • April 29, 2017
    Interesting, sad tale.

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