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Database of Heian jinbutsu shi tanzakucho Information

Description of the database contents: Heian jinbutsu shi is a Who's Who of Kyoto in the early modern period. It brings together information on literati and connoisseurs of various arts from all parts of the city and its environs. Heian jinbutsu shi tanzakucho is a collection of rectangular cards (tanzaku) on which poems were written by persons whose names appear in the Heian jinbutsu shi. The originals are holograph brush-written poems. This database is constructed on the basis of tanzaku that are all in the collection of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies. For some poems in the database (those originally written in Chinese, or kanshi), annotated English translations are included. These are from Judith N. Rabinovitch and Timothy R. Bradstock, The kanshi Poems of the Ozasa Tanzaku Collection : Late Edo Life through the Eyes of Kyoto Townsmen (Nichibunken Western Language Monographs Series No.5), published by the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in 2002.

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(As of January 2002)



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