Reisai yawa [Chinese: Lengzhai yehua] [Evening Discourses from the Cold Studio]

Scope and Content

Notes on Chinese poets and critiques of their poems. One of a few known copies in Europe of a Gozan-ban, or 'Five Mountains edition', referring to Zen monasteries of medieval Kyoto, where such books were produced. A handwritten note at the end mentions that annotations in red ink throughout the work were added in Meitoku 2 (1391 CE), which indicates a terminal date for its publication.

Administrative / Biographical History

Juefan Huihong was a Zen monk, poet and expert in Chinese poetics.

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Purchased in 1951.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

H19.3 x W13.8cm

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

Ex-collection Seikido Bunko (Tokutomi Soho).

Geographical Names