Although Matsukaze is based on Genji monogatari, Matsukaze also includes literary sources from Shiokumi, Ise monogatari, and the Kokinshū, which has a significant role in the play by presenting the play’s plot, setting, characters, and the character’s emotions. In Matsukaze, Matsukaze and Murasame represent characters from both Genji monogatari and Ise monogatari. In Genji monogatari, Matsukaze and Murasame represent the Akashi lady awaiting Genji’s return to Suma and ...
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...e description of the setting and the emotions of the characters. On the other hand, Zenchiku had stuck to most of the details in Nonomiya that were set by Murasaki Shikibu in Genji monogatari, but he gave the reader a new perspective of Rokujō than how she had been portrayed in the original tale. After analyzing and comparing Matstukaze and Nonomiya, it seems appealing to be able to modify an original story in a way to make it just as entertaining to read and watch as the original version.
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