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Episode 2

Lady Shonagon and Lieutenant Yukinari reunite for a new mystery in 10th century Japan.

Yukinari has returned to the palace to ask the Lady Shonagon to be his wife, only to discover that his lover is already married. Furthermore, Shonagon is obsessed by a new mystery, one that Yukinari cannot understand: the mystery of her friend's marriage - a passionate affair between a woman of royal blood and a young low-born poet that seems to be moving towards an increasingly dark place.

Meanwhile, the entire palace is captivated by the Emperor's new pet - a tiger sent all the way from India.

Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress of the 10th Century Japanese court.

Written by Robert Forrest.

Directed by Lu Kemp.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 23 Oct 2012 19:45


Role Contributor
ShonagonRuth Gemmell
YukinariCal MacAninch
ZushioJoseph Arkley
KomatsuMatti Houghton
NarimuraRichard Dillane
TamakiSian Thomas
DirectorLu Kemp
WriterRobert Forrest

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