Episode

Stuff You Missed in History Class

HowStuffWorks.com

Society & Culture, History

Chart Positions

History 2
Society & Culture 8
Top 200 30

Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

Sei Shonagon and the Heian Court

December 4th, 2013

Episode 610 of 988 episodes

Thanks to the pillow book of lady-in-waiting Sei Shonagon, we have a first-person account of court life in Heian Japan. It’s part diary, part commonplace book, part essay collection, and thoroughly fascinating.

Featured Podcast

Listen