Heian-Period Chronicles (Old Diaries, Historical Documents)


Database in kundoku (“Japanese” or explanatory reading) of the full texts of diaries and other old records from the middle part of the Heian period. Now available (as of October 2018) are the following:
Shōyūki (diary of Fujiwara no Sanesuke, 16 parts; now available are parts 1-7, which covers the period 977 to 1016, some portions lost);
Gonki (diary of Fujiwara no Yukinari);
Midō Kanpakuki (diary of Fujiwara no Michinaga);
Sakeiki (diary of Minamoto no Tsuneyori. 10 parts; now available are parts 1-4, which covers the period 1009 to 1027, some portions lost);
Shunki (diary of Fujiwara no Sukefusa).
This is scheduled to be followed by parts 8-16 of the Shōyūki and parts 5-10 of the Sakeiki. A digital reproduction of the Saikyūshō, a hand-written copy of the Heian book of rites Saikyūki, which contains numerous fragments of ancient records such as the Daigo tennō gyoki, Rihō ōki, and Kyūreki, is currently available.

Data Count:
12,408 items
(As of October 2018)

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