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Featured texts 8: Poetry Collections by Japanese Zen Monks

Original works by Japanese Zen monks

The fourth category is the poetry collections by Japanese monks. Let’s see some of the examples introduced by Prof. Horikawa.

Keio University books introduced in the video:

  1. Watō Ogura Shōgen Kojiki mannen Ōsen rōjin shiin narabi ni jo (Poetic Dialogues between General Ogura and the Old Man Mannen Ōsen, with Preface), 16th c. manuscript
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  2. Tōkai keikashū (Collection of Jade Flowers from the Eastern Sea), private collection, 16th c. manuscript
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  3. Shōkenkō (Drafts by the Man of the Way of Plantain Strength, 1403), Gozan-ban edition, end of the 14th c.
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  4. Fukkishū (Collection of the Overturned Basket), manuscript dated Gen’na 10 (1624)
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