The Tale of Genji was written about 1,000 years ago in Kyoto, Japan by a female writer named Lady Murasaki (Murasaki means purple in Japanese). The tale consists of 54 chapters, which is known as the oldest novel in the world. It is said that Lady Murasaki was asked to write to entertain the empress therefore she could invite and entertain her husband, the emperor.

This novel was used as a political tool to flourish the empress salon. It still attracts many people around the world because this is the condensation of the Japanese culture including beautiful seasonal depiction, detailed emotional expressions of people and spiritual growth of women in the story.

Spirit-in-Nature Essences’ Spectrum Chart also expresses the development of human nature with seasons and there is contrast between masculine and feminine qualities. In The Tale of Genji, there are special four women compared to the four seasons.

This paper will focus on those women and seasons to find out the similarities with Spirit-in-Nature Essences. On the internet search, Japanese practitioners of Spirit-in-Nature Essences are not easy to find or if there are they do not express the essences the way the Japanese people can understand easily. If people interested in flower essences here in Japan know that there are similarities between these two, it will be a great opportunity for them to be interested in Spirit- in-Nature Essences. This will be a valuable research to find out how to express flower essences developed in another country to be accepted in Japanese culture.