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Introduction & Critical Guide to the Study of Early Ascetic Shakuhachi History & Ideology in Particular

Torsten Olafsson • 無穴笛オーラフソン トーステンデンマーク • Denmark



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Realizations & Conclusions

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Texts, Quotations & Illustrations
     A Chronological Panorama:

 •  India

 •  China

 •  Japan

 •  The West

To be - or not to be:
     a "Zen Buddhist Priest"?

Errors, Misconceptions & Loose Ends

The Source Collections

The Written Sources

1470?: The Kyōgen Play Rakuami

1505: Kōrin's Shakuhachi Essay

1512: The Taigenshō Music Treatise

The Komosō & Fuke-komosō Sources

1614: The Keichō kenmon-shū

1628: The Kaidō Honsoku Evidence

1628: The Kaidō Honsoku Thesis

1640s?: The Butsu-gen Evidence

1646: Isshi Bunshu's Letter
     to the Komusō Sandō Mugetsu

1646 ... The Hottō Kokushi Legend

The Early Komusō Texts

The Kyōto/Kansai Sources

The Edo/Kantō/Tōkyō Sources

1664: Shichiku shoshinshū

1677: The Enpō 5, 6th Month
     Reihō-ji Ordinance

1678: The Enpō 5, 12th Month
     Komusō-ha Oboe Memorandum

1687: The Jōkyō 4, 6th Month
     Reihō-ji Ordinance

1694: Engetsu's Honsoku deshi ...

c. 1700?: The Kyotaku Denki myth

1703 & 1705: The Myōan-ji
     c/o Kōkoku-ji Interrelationship

1722: The Kyōhō 7, 6th Month
     Reihō-ji Memorandum

1730: The Kyōhō 15, 7th Month
     Ichigetsu-ji & Reihō-ji Memorandum

1732: The Shakuhachi denrai-ki
     and early 'honkyoku' history

1735: Myōan-ji's Kyorei-zan engi ...

1751: Keichō no okitegaki -
     Existing Reprint Versions

1752: Myōan Temple Restorer Engetsu Ryōgen's
     23 Fixed Rules for the House

1770: The Kurozawa Kinko Honkyoku Collection

1795: Kyotaku denki kokujikai

1816: Miyaji Ikkan's Shakuhachi hikki

1823: Hisamatsu Fūyō's Hitori mondō



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1694: Engetsu's Honsoku deshi e ... document

本則弟子江申渡定 - Honsoku deshi e mōshi-watashi sadame

"Announcement of Regulations for Disciples of Fundamental Principles"

Dated Genroku 7, 5th month, 23rd day - June 5th, 1694 (a Western "Saturday") - source Zöllner/Tsuchihashi
Possibly authored by Engetsu Ryōgen? who, allegedly, died in 1695.
Reprinted in Nakatsuka. 1979, pp. 166-169.

Do note that, composed and issued by the Kyōto Myōan-ji, this document does not mention any "Fuke Sect", Fuke-shū, 普化宗, at all.

You may also study Gunnar Jinmei Linder's commentary on this text in his 2012 PhD thesis on pages 125-126.

Source: Reprinted with introduction and comments in Nakatsuka 1979, pp. 166-169.

Engetsu's Honsoku deshi document

Engetsu's Honsoku deshi document

Engetsu's Honsoku deshi document

Engetsu's Honsoku deshi document

Engetsu's Honsoku deshi ... document as reprinted and commented upon in Nakatsuka 1979, 166-169.

Comments and interpretations to be added soon ...

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