The Tale of Genji

Princess Omiya Character Analysis

Princess Omiya is Aoi's mother. She appears very little before Aoi's death and after her daughter dies, she spends most of her time grieving in bed. Princess Omiya and Genji exchange notes often when he comes to visit, and they always talk about the fact that they continue to grieve for Aoi.
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Princess Omiya Character Timeline in The Tale of Genji

The timeline below shows where the character Princess Omiya appears in The Tale of Genji. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...and colorful. Though Aoi has no interest in going, her serving women and her mother, Princess Omiya , convince her to go. Aoi and her ladies take a minimally decorated carriage and... (full context)
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...hem of her robe, a method of keeping a spirit at home. Genji is aghast. Princess Omiya returns with medicine and suddenly, Aoi gives birth to a baby boy (Yugiri). Aoi appears... (full context)
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...that he did actually love Aoi. After Tō no Chūjō leaves, Genji sends flowers to Princess Omiya about their "wild carnation," Yugiri. (full context)
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After his time in seclusion, Genji returns to court. He leaves notes for Princess Omiya and says goodbye to the Minister of the Left in person. The Minister asks Genji... (full context)
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...and then goes to see the Minister of the Left. He's thrilled to see Yugiri. Princess Omiya sends a note with New Year robes for Genji and he dutifully changes into them.... (full context)
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...makes a note of the cherry blossoms past their prime and receives a message from Princess Omiya . She apologizes for not saying goodbye in person. The women all assemble to say... (full context)