Baku Yumemakura: Onmyōji [Yin-Yang Master] (2752 words)

Amy Lee (The Open University)
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Onmyōji is the title of a popular fiction series authored by Japanese writer Yumemakura Baku, whose real name is Mineo Yoneyama (1951–). The very first short story of this series, simply called “Onmyōji”, was published in the popular magazine All Yomimono in 1986. Later stories appeared in other magazines and Yumemakura began to make a name as a science fiction writer. The series features an onmyōji, a government official in the Bureau of Divination in ancient Japan, and a courtier friend who is also a highly skilled musician. The two main protagonists are based on the historical figures of Abe no Seimei (921-1005), a renowned onmyōji, and Minamoto no Hiromasa (918-980), a …

Citation: Lee, Amy. "Onmyōji". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 August 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=40576, accessed 18 September 2021.]

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