Imagine a discussion between Prince Shotoku, Prince Genji, Chomei and Hideyoshi around the following central questions, “What type of life is worth living? What should be the objectives and approaches of a leader?”
Write out how you think this discussion might proceed, and also, in the answers/reflections of each of the four participants, reflect their historical period and the nature of Japanese culture at the time. You can write your essay either in the first person (as a dialogue between the four figures) or in the third person (more as a traditional essay.) Whichever structure you use make sure your refer to/use specifics from the primary texts and reflect the historical period and the nature of Japanese culture at the specific time period.