My name is SEI-CHAN!
I am named after SEI SHONAGON who was one of the greatest woman writers of medieval Japan. Her "Pillow Book" was written a thousand years ago and is still in print!!! #1 tells me that, if she were alive today, she would definitely be a blogger! The Pillow Book is a wonderful compilation of lists, gossip about court life, and odds and ends that is hugely readable even today. I would also like you to know that the character for SEI means limpid and pure. Now... in France, all registered pedigree cats have to have names that begin with a letter of the alphabet that is specific to the year of their birth. I was born this year so my official name must start with an "E." I am therefore going to be CFA registered under the name "Edo no Sei Shonagon" which means Sei Shonagon from Edo (the old name for Tokyo). The real Sei Shonagon actually lived in Kyoto (then named Heian Kyo) but what can you do?!
I asked #1 to prepare a little illustrated guide to my name:
There is more to tell you! Actually, something really exciting!
Can you see it? Can you see the resemblance?! I am in the photo below, and above me is my half-brother, SEN-CHAN!!! Yes, I am Sen-Chan's half-sister as we have the same daddy!
#1 tells me that I shall be walking in some pretty awesome brotherly footsteps. I hope that all of you will be my friends and mentors, and as they do in Japanese will ask you to "Be kind to me always."
It reads "Dôzo Yoroshiku O-Negai Itashimasu."