The Sarashina Diary

Books / Reviews Nov 1, 2014

The Sarashina Diary

by Madeline Barbush

The author known as Takasue's Daughter, or Lady Sarashina, kept a diary to mark her bold 11th-century journey from the east of Japan to the capital. So enthralled did she become with writing that she continued for 40 more years, producing an account that ...