Heian-Period Chronicles (Old Diaries, Historical Documents)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 December 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 1-5, which covers the period 1009 to 1030, some portions lost);
Shunki (diary of Fujiwara no Sukefusa).
This is scheduled to be followed by parts 8-16 of the Shōyūki, parts 6-10 of the Sakeiki, and some documents from Rekidai Zanketsu Nikki (compilation of partially existing old diaries which have historical value).
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:
12,663 items
(As of December 2018)

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