Reikeiden used to be one of the Emperor's consorts, but her popularity plummets after the Emperor dies. Genji begins to visit her and her sister, the Lady of the Orange Blossoms. Reikeiden and Genji often reminisce about old times and their sexual relationship isn't as apparent or active as is Genji's with her sister.
Reikeiden Quotes in The Tale of Genji
The The Tale of Genji quotes below are all either spoken by Reikeiden or refer to Reikeiden. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of The Tale of Genji published in 1976.).
They lived precarious lives, completely dependent on Genji. So lonely indeed was their mansion that he could imagine the desolation awaiting it once he himself was gone...
Reikeiden Character Timeline in The Tale of Genji
The timeline below shows where the character Reikeiden appears in The Tale of Genji. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Orange Blossoms