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Exhibition: "The Tale of Genji"

Considered to be the world’s first full-length novel, The Tale of Genji has been dated back to the year 1008 and is now 1010 years old. This epic tale of the ancient Japanese court centres on the life and loves of an aristocrat named Hikaru Genji.
This month, we exhibit items from our archives related this historic piece of literature, including a model of Byōdō-in, a significant temple featured in the novel that survives as a World Heritage site today.

When: Friday 1 June – Tuesday 31 July 2018 (9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm)
Where: Entrance hall, Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne (Level 25, 570 Bourke St)
Cost: Free

Byodoin
Model of Byōdō-in

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