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Genjikō

Motif Information
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Rōmaji Genjikō
English Incense game
Kanji 源氏香
Kana げんじこう
Season Summer
Seasonal Exceptions All-Season
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Motif Type Concept
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An incense guessing game, in which participants are to determine which of five prepared censers contain different scents, and which contain the same scent. Answers are recorded using genji-mon linear patterns, alluding to chapters in the Tale of Genji.

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Contributors: C. Law (claw789 (IG Username))