"Das Fenster von Orpheus" by Riyoko Ikeda

This is a site dedicated to "Oruheusu no Mado" by Riyoko Ikeda, published by Shueisha originally in 1979. The above is the German title for the Japanese edition.  For the rest of the pages, I shall refer to it as "The Window of Orpheus".

This wonderful piece of work received The Ninth Japanese Manga Writers' Award  in 1980. The setting of the story is the beautiful Regensburg, Germany and the picturesque St. Petersburg, Russia at the turn of the century. The Russian Revolution is the background of this story, sometimes referred to as Ikeda Sensei's Great Russian Epic Saga.

"The Window of Orpheus" though written almost two decades ago, trancends time and continues to touch the hearts of many readers.

Please view the pages of my site and your comments are most welcome:

The Author : the style and the setting -- Regensburg and St. Petersburg

Chronology : a chronology of the events  (new)

the myth : Orpheus and Eurydice

the legend : The Tower Window in Regensburg

acknowledgements : sources of all copyrighted images including photographs and drawings

"The Window of Orpheus" in Regensburg : visit Regensburg in Bavaria, Germany
                                                                     compliments of Mr. H. J. Reinecke,
                                                                     Willkomenn Regensburg Online

"The Window of Orpheus" in St. Petersburg : visit St. Petersburg in Russia

Character Guide : characters are introduced here; please wait for music to load

The Cemetery of Ste. Genevieve des Bois : visit the final resting place of Prince Felix
                                                                        Youssoupov, book review and links (new)

  Collection of pictures : Images and links to related sites in St. Petersburg (new)

links to other sites : visit related sites round the world

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This page was created on 19th October 1997
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