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About the “Santishi”

Watch Prof. Horikawa introduce one of the most important textbooks for young Zen apprentices, the "Santishi".

The Santishi introduced in Step3.3, is one of the most important introductory manuals for young Zen Buddhist monks studied in their first years of religious training.

Learning about how Japanese monks used Santishi will give you an interesting insight of Sino-Japanese relationship. Let’s start a journey around Santishi with Prof. Horikawa to see how it was created and used.

Keio’s books introduced in the video

  1. Santishi (J. Santaishi, Poetry in Three Styles), Gozan-ban reprint
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  2. Santaishi zekkushō
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Keywords introduced in this video

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Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books

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