August 29th, 2007

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Japan: Tokyo day 2

(Written Tuesday night, posted Wednesday morning.)

A really good day.

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Finally, the morning paper contained an obituary for Edward Seidensticker, translator of the first unabridged English _Tale of Genji_ (and the edition that I didn't manage to finish reading before I came here). He leaves behind an impressive body of translations, criticism, and essays.