||Former high priestess of
Ise, and ally of Genji in the court intrigue.
||First wife of Genji. She
was the daughter of the Minister of the Left to Emperor Kuritsubo, and
the mother of Yugiri . A
unsympathetic character, she dies after insulting the Lady
of Rokujo, who then sent her an evil spirit.
||Princess Asagao rejected
later become Lord Inspector. Married
Makebashira, who was his second wife.
||Son of Shonagon.
||Cousin of Kojiju,
the servant of the Third Princess. She
the true story of his birth. She was also the daughter of Kashiwagi's
||Maid to the Lady
of Rokujo, and later of Murasaki.
| Eighth Prince
||Father of Oigimi
||The new ladyfriend of the
old Emperor Kuritsubo. Aunt of Murasaki-no-Ue
and sister of Prince Hyobu.
She become a lover of Genji and gave birth to his child, who the Emperor
thinks is his.
||Lady with whom Genji had
a couple of encounters, and who later lived with him in his house. Also
known as the lady of the orange blossoms.
and stepson of Prince Shikibukyo.
He became enamored to Tamakazura, whom she
married. This marriage caused his divorce from the daughter of Shikibukyo.
Father of Makibashira.
||Little girl, friend of Murasaki-no-Ue.
||Son of the
illicit love of Kashiwagi and the Third
Princess (wife of Genji). After being briefly attracted with the
oldest daughter of Tamakazura,
he becomes attracted to Oigimi, who wanted him to
marry instead Nakanokimi, her younger sister.
To clear his way he arranged for Nakanokimi
to become Niou's wife. He then become attracted to
her, and ended marrying the Second
Princess, daughter of the Emperor. Unable to
he tried to meet her stepsister Ukifune.
||Son of To-no-Chujo,
friend of Yugiri and husband of the Second
Princess. He betrays Genji with the Third
Princess, his wife. Of this illicit love a son, Kaoru,
is born. Dies of shame.
||Mother of Genji. Late wife of the
||Cousin of Benn,
and servant of the Third Princess.
|| 8, 10,
||Wife of the old Emperor.
Enemy of Genji in the court intrigue.
||Younger brother of Utsusemi.
Genji used him as a messenger to her. He later become Uemonsa.
the Second Princess.
||Son of Genji's old nurse.
He become one of Genji's
||Daughter of To-no-Chujo.
the Second Princess
||Lover of Genji. Insulted by Aoi-no-Ue,
she sent her an evil spirit, causing her death.
||Son of Yugiri,
he felt in love with the oldest daughter of Tamakazura.
Genji and Princess Akashi.
||Daughter of Higeguro.
Second wife of the Azechidainagon.
9, 12, 13,
||Niece of Fujitsubo
and daughter of Prince Hyobu. Genji takes
her to his home when she was still a young girl. She later becomes his
second wife, after the death of Aoi-no-Ue.
||Messenger between the old
Emperor and his grandmother.
||Maid to the Emperor Kiritsubo. She
become a lover of Genji.
daughter of the Eighth prince. Her older
sister Oigimi tried to make Kaoru
marry her. At Kaoru's insistence Niou
become attracted to her, who took her as his wife. She gave birth to a
||Third son of
the Emperor. At the insistence of Kaoru
he become attracted to Nakanokimi, whom he married.
He later also married Rokunokimi, the sixth daughter of
Yugiri. He become attracted to
||Sixth daughter of the Minister of the
Right. Become a lover of Genji in a fortuitous situation, while engaged
to marry the crown prince.
daughter of the Eighth prince. Kaoru
was attracted to her but he wanted him to marry Nakanokimi,
her younger sister.
||Daughter of To-no-Chujo.
||Brother of Genji
||Father of Murasaki-no-Ue.
Brother or Fujitsubo.
| Princess Akashi
21, 22, 32,
||Daughter of a monk in
Suma. Become Genji's lover. Mother of his daughter and, later, of his
son. This son will then became Crown Prince.
||Her name was
Suetsumuhana. Also known as the Safflower princess. Genji was briefly
attracted to her. He also felt sorry for her and helped support her.
||One of Emperor Kiritsubo
daughter of Yugiri.
former Emperor Suzaku and of Lady Ichizo. Wife of Kashiwagi.
the Emperor. Married Kaoru.
law of Higeguro.
||Nurse of Murasaki-no-Ue.
Mother of Ben.
gallant of Kyushiu.
||Daughter of Yugao
Raised by her nurse, she was later adopted by Genji. Later she married
General Higeguro. His older daughter attracted
lieutenant, son of Yugiri.
||Nun of Genji's old nurse.
former Emperor Suzaku. Marries Genji and betrays him with Kashiwagi.
Of this illicit love a son, Kaoru,
is born. Ashamed, she then become a nun.
||Brother of Aoi-no-Ue,
and so brother in law of Genji, of whom he was friend. Father of
Omi-no-kimi and Tamakazura.
Niou, helped him to contact Ukifune.
of Oigimi. Both Kaoru
and Niou become attracted to her and jostled for her
love. Unable to stand the stress of the situation she threw herself to
the river, and was given up for dead. She later reappeared and become a
||Maid to Yugao.
||Maid to Ukifume.
||Wife of the father of the
governor of Kii in Kyoto. Older sister of Kokimi.
Genji is attracted to her.
||Officer in Suma. Helped
Genji when he was exiled.
||Lover of To-no-Chujo.
Mother of Tamakazura. Later become lover of
Genji. Killed by a spirit, Genji fell ill because her death.
||Son of Genji and Aoi-no-Ue, born just before his mother's death.
He is attracted by Kumoinokari,
whom she marries. Friend of Kashiwagi. After his friend died he
become attracted to his wife, the Second
Princess, but the affair his folded by Kumoinokari. He
had a son who become
lieutenant, and a daughter,Rokunokimi, who married