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Database of Heian jinbutsu shi Information

Description of the database contents: Heian jinbutsu shi is a Who's Who of Kyoto in the Edo period. It brings together information on literati and connoisseurs of various arts from all parts of the city and its environs. The first edition appeared in 1768 and the ninth and last edition in 1867. Between those dates, revised and expanded editions of the directory were published approximately once a decade, in 1775, 1783, 1813, 1822, 1830, 1838, and 1852. This database is constructed on the basis of original works that are all in the collection of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies.

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(As of January 2002)


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