Who is Lady Nijo?

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Lady Nijo

The character Lady Nijo is based off the author the The Confessions of Lady Nijo (translated from Japanese by Karen Brazell, and published by Peter Owen Ltd,, London). In this book, Lady Nijo (b. 1258) describes her life in Japan between 1271 and 1306. She grew up in the Imperial court, and at age 14 became consort to the retired Emperor GoFukakusa, who was 15 years older. Nijo had four children, one to the emperor, and the others to two of her lovers (only one without the knowledge of the emperor). After being expelled from the court, she becomes a Buddhist nun and walks throughout the country writing about her experiences.

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