"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.
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
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
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
visit the Orpheus Poll Page
This page was created on 19th October 1997
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