Kokin wakashu [Anthology of Japanese Poetry Ancient and Modern]

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Scope and Content

Kokin wakashu [Anthology of Japanese Poetry Ancient and Modern]

Administrative / Biographical History

The Kokin wakashu of 905 is the first imperially commissioned anthology of waka, Japanese court poetry, compiled by chief editor Ki no Tsurayuki and other prominent court poets at the behest of Emperor Daigo (r.897-930).

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 1951.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

H26 x W16cm.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

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