Izumi Shikibu is as unlike Murasaki Shikibu as could well happen.
Murasaki Shikibu records the astounding pitch to which it had reached in a passage in her diary.
Murasaki Shikibu was the daughter of Fujiwara Tametoki, a scion of a junior branch of the famous family.
I have already shown Murasaki Shikibu's beautiful taste in dress, but indeed it is in everything.
We know no more of Murasaki Shikibu except that no shade of scandal ever tinged her name.