I am a Japanese.
When I was highschool student,I read The Tales of Genji.
I like The story very much.
By the way, I read them by comic at first.
Ordinary Japanese people read them by comic or translation from old Japanese into modern Japanese.
We think old Japanese is difficult because it is so different to mordern Japanese we always use.
I think my English is bad.
I am studing English now.
Update : September 25, 2010