Japanese title: ムラサキシキブ
English title: Lady Murasaki

Release date: 2002.06.05

Catalog nr: EPCE -5159
Label: zetima

First press: no

«Murasaki Shikibu» is Michiyo Heike‘s 11th single, and her last one within Hello! Project before her graduation in November.

The single contains the title track and its instrumental, as well as a b-side («Yume no Hanashi»). Murasaki Shikibu refers to Lady Murasaki, the author of the classic Japanese literary work «Tales of Genji.»

The single sold a total of 10.026 copies, and ranked at #39 on the Oricon music charts.

Music video for Murasaki Shikibu

Music video for Murasaki Shikibu


01. ムラサキシキブ (Murasaki Shikibu; Lady Murasaki)
02. 夢の話 (Yume no Hanashi; Story of a Dream)
03. ムラサキシキブ (Instrumental)


ムラサキシキブ (Murasaki Shikibu)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Ken Matsubara

Michiyo Heike and Tsunku sing the background vocals to this song.

This song is also available on the limited Hawaiian release Hello! Project Best 3.


夢の話 (Yume no Hanashi)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku Arrangement: Kazuhiro Matsuo

Michiyo Heike and Shindo Ubukata sing the background vocals to this song.

Promo poster

Promo poster