Given name (in kanji): 紫式部
Writer, novel, poetry, Buddhist literature
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novelist, poet and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial court during the Heian period.
As one of the most famous Japanese novelist of all time, her real name is never known. A Japanese woman of Heian Period (平安時代 Heian Jidai, 794-1192) has no personal name. "Murasaki" (紫) comes from a character she created: Murasaki no Ue (紫の上), the famous and beloved heroine in Genji Monogatari, the most famous Japanese classic novel. "Shikibu" is the rank of her father (式部大丞 Shikibu Taijō).
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