This week: in 1940, a manuscript lost for over 600 years is recovered from the archives of the Imperial family. Within it lies the story of a fascinating woman, and her journey from imperial concubine to Buddhist nun–a journey that covers everything from high politics to the lives of common folk.
Brazell, Karen. The Confessions of Lady Nijo
Tonomura, Hitomi. “Coercive Sex in the Medieval Japanese Court: Lady Nijo’s Memoir.” Monumenta Nipponica 61, No 3 (Autumn 2006)
Kimura, Saeko. “Regenerating Narratives: The Confessions of Lady Nijo as a Story for Women’s Salvation.” Review of Japanese Culture and Society 19.