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NHK Books’ “How the Kamakura period imperial collection of ‘Wakadokoro’ was compiled and why did it continue?” has been released. What does the mysterious “Wakadokoro” reveal about medieval Japanese politics and literature?

NHK Books’ “How the Kamakura period imperial collection of
‘Wakadokoro’ was compiled and why did it continue?” has been released. What does the mysterious “Wakadokoro” reveal about medieval Japanese politics and literature?

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Press release: June 25, 2024
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NHK Books’ “How the Kamakura period imperial collection of
‘Wakadokoro’ was compiled and why did it continue?” has been released. What does the mysterious “Wakadokoro” reveal about medieval Japanese politics and literature?
*Unraveling the unknown history of the imperial selection of waka anthology, an unprecedented national project that has continued for more than 500 years*
 NHK Books’ “How the Kamakura period imperial collection of ‘Wakadokoro’ was compiled and why did it continue?” was released on June 25th.

The collection of poems compiled under the orders of the Emperor, the Imperial Selected Waka Collection, has been produced for more than 500 years during turbulent times. Early imperial anthologies, including the Kokin Wakashu, tend to attract attention, but it was only after the Kamakura period that imperial anthologies became authoritative. This book details how the imperial collections of the Kamakura period were compiled, including new historical materials, and goes beyond mere literary history to explore the unique characteristic of the Middle Ages, the mutually complementary relationship between waka and politics.
【table of contents】
Introduction
Prologue: Wakadokoro and its origins
Chapter 1 Opening Ceremony, Minamoto Ienaga and Poets – New Kokin Wakashu Chapter 2: The Daily Life of the Compiler – New Imperial Collection of Japanese Poetry
Chapter 3: Created Tradition – Zokugo Selected Japanese Poetry Collection Chapter 4 East-West Negotiations and New Attempts: Kokin Wakashu Chapter 5: Disciples who support the Wakadokoro, Zoku Shui Waka Collection Chapter 6: Reviews and the Nijo Family Wakasho, a collection of waka poems selected by Eijin and Shingo.
Chapter 7: Collection of Horror, Gyokuyo Waka Collection
Chapter 8: Long poems of the Pope, a collection of 1,000 Japanese poems Chapter 9: Poetry platform on the eve of the overthrow of the Shogunate, Zokugo Shui Waka Collection
【author】
*Takeo Ogawa*
Born in Tokyo in 1971. Withdrew from the doctoral program at Keio University Graduate School of Letters (obtained degree in 2000). Currently a professor at Keio University. Specializes in medieval literature and Japanese poetry literature. His books include “Research on the History of Medieval Japanese Poetry”
“Selected Poems and the Poet Society” (Hanawa Shobo), “Why Do Samurai Write Poems – From the Kamakura Shogun to the Sengoku Daimyo” (KADOKAWA), “Kaneyoshi Hoshi
The truth that was not recorded in Tsurezuregusa” (Chukoshinsho), “Nijo Yoshiki” (Yoshikawa Kobunkan), and many others.
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* How was the Kamakura period imperial collection of “Wakadokoro” compiled and why did it continue? *
Written by Takeo Ogawa
Released on June 25, 2024
ISBN978-4-14-091285-0
List price 1,980 yen (tax included) 320 pages
EC site: https://www.nhk-book.co.jp/detail/000000912852024.html Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4140912855/
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