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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

 



Introduction

About this Research Project

Realizations & Conclusions

Highlighted Pictures

Highlighted Quotations

Texts, Quotations & Illustrations
A Chronological Overview:

 •  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 kemmon-shū

1628: The Kaidō Honsoku Evidence

1628: The Kaidō Honsoku Thesis

1640s?: The Hotoke-gotoba 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 Empō 5, 6th Month
     Reihō-ji Ordinance


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


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


1694: Engetsu's Honsoku deshi ...

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


1732: The Shakuhachi denrai-ki

1735: Myōan-ji's Kyorei-zan engi ...

1740?: Keichō no okitegaki -
     Existing Reprint Versions


1795: Kyotaku denki kokujikai

1816: Miyaji Ikkan's Shakuhachi hikki

1823: Hisamatsu Fūyō's Hitori mondō

1848: Bakufu Government Decree
     re-administrating the "Fuke Sect"


1871: Bakufu Government Decree
     bans & dissolves the "Fuke Sect"


1890 ... The Legacy of Higuchi Taizan

1930s: Uramoto Setchō Credo

1970s: Myōan Taizan-ha Thought & Credos

Honkyoku Music History
     Ascetic Shakuhachi Titles


Miyagawa Nyozan's Honkyoku 'Ajikan'

Myōan Taizan-ha Notation

Literature

Links

Profile / Bio / CV

Contact Info


The Komosō & Fuke-komosō Written Sources

More detailed bibliographical information will be supplied ...


1486 - ŌUCHI UJI OKITEGAKI

大内氏掟書

"Recorded Commandments of the Ōuchi Clan" (anonymous)



1494 - SANJŌNIBAN SHOKUNIN UTA-AWASE EMAKI

三十二番職人歌合絵巻

"Picture Scroll Depicting a Poetry Contest on Thirty-two Professions"



1550-1560 - KUROMOTO-BON SETSUYŌSHŪ

黒本本節用集

"Kuromoto Edition of the Setsuyōshū" (late medieval Sino-Japanese character dictionary)



1614 - KEICHŌ KEMMONSHŪ

慶長見聞集

"Anthology of Observations/Seen & Heard During the Keichō Period"
(by Miura Jōshin)



1621 - TSUREZUREGUSA NOZUCHI

徒然草野槌

"Excursions in the Tsurezuregusa"
(by Hayashi Razan, commenting on Yoshida Kenkō's 14th century work)



1623 - SEISUISHŌ

醒睡笑

"Laughs to Wake You Up" (by Anrakuan Sakuden)



1620s? - HAIKAI EMAKI

はいかひ絵巻

Title translated as either:

"Picture Scrolls of Poetry" or "Picture Scrolls Wandering About"
(anonymous, newly presented bu Izumi, 2012 & 2016)

Consists of two scrolls: Text scroll and picture scroll



1628 - KAIDŌ HONSOKU

海道本則

"Basic Regulations for the Coastal Highways" (anonymous)





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