From the introduction:
In this game, each player will take the role of a woman in the imperial court of classical Japan.
Using her skill as an adept of one creative Art, each woman is pursuing a Destiny that she hopes will lead her to fame and power, or true artistic endeavor. From her choices her Virtues, miyabi or aware, may grow or diminish.
Each woman's actions will create a tale of her success or failure. Each tale will weave together with the fates of them all.