Prince Genji peeks through a rush fence at the young Murasaki. She is in the care of her aunt, but Genji will soon spirit her away to a glittering mansion in the Heian capital.
The ox cart driver looks on impatiently as Prince Genji ogles his future bride. “Oh man, not this shit again,” he thinks. “We’re going to be here forever.”
Upon learning that her daughter has been asked out on a date by a white British man, the protagonist’s mother says:
"Let’s go shopping for clothes right now!! You need to be gorgeous so that you can hurry up and give me a hāfu (mixed-race) grandchild…”
You know what they say, mixed-race babies are the Chanel of babies.