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The Kokinshu Theme of Love
Kokinshu is a collection of many books that preset readers with insightful aspect of the Japanese culture. Although the themes of the collections can differ from an individuals’ perspective, it is obvious to any reader that about 50% of the books are focused on the subject of love. As notes, the love poems are mostly gendered showing the impact that love has on both the male and the female gender.
In most of the situations, the man initiates the love conversation and awaits the woman to respond. Most of the love songs are persuasive in nature as the man pleads with the woman to accept his advances. However, in other cases, the women are also longing for the man to appear and express their affection to them.