By reading Kauzang’s comments, I thought you might enjoy seeing an old Japanese document with no punctuation. Modern Japanese writing includes some punctuation, but still no spaces because we don’t need them. We also have no articles or plurals.
I’ve looked for good examples to show you, but for some reason, I couldn’t find them easily. Maybe, readers have better luck in the western web sites. Anyway, I managed to find a year old Sankei newspaper article as below.
The above site shows a photo of one of the oldest copies of Genji Monogatari. The article reports that the copy was created between 1240 and 1280. That’s more than two hundred years after Murasaki Shikibu wrote the novel. Like Chaucer’s original manuscripts, the texts written by her hand also do not exist. The article says, Konan Women College in Kobe City owns the copy, and the stamp on the copy indicates that it used to belong to Katu Kaisen who was one of the Japanese politicians responsible for the Meiji Restoration (around 1867).
On the above site, you’ll see three photos toward the bottom. The rightmost photo is the document.