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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 Japanese Source Collections

Where, possibly, do we locate, and how get access to the most reliable and trustworthy Japanese source materials, be they textual and pictorial?
That is the purpose of this webpage coming into being ...


Two essentially important, general source collections:

Nakatsuka Chikuzen: Kinko-ryū shakuhachi shikan.
     Nihon Ongaku-sha, Tokyo, 1979.
Complete list of contents c/o Yatō Osamu's website


Koji ruien. Editorial board: Ruien kankōkai, Tokyo, 1896-1914.
     Reduced size reprint ed. by Jingū shichō, Tokyo, 1927-1930.
     Latest edition: Yoshikawa Kōbunkan, Tokyo, 1967-1971.

Link to the National Diet Library online general index of the Koji ruien source collection:
Koji ruien, all editions


Link to the sources quoted in Koji ruien, Vol. 9, Shūkyō-bu, "Section of Religion",
Part. 1, Ch. 15, pp. 1113-1146, PDF frames 572-589:
Fuke-shū

Link to the original 1880 edition of the Fuke-shū section in the Koji ruien - go to pp. 1113-1146, PDF frames 89-108


Link to the sources quoted in Koji ruien, Vol. 37, Gakubu-bu, "Section of Music & Dance",
Part 2, Ch. 32, pp. 999-1053, PDF frames 519-546:
Shakuhachi


Tokugawa kinrei-kō - published since the early Meiji Period after 1868;
Book 5: Religious Matters, Maki 40: Temple Laws, pages: 106-116:
Fuke-shū, PDF Frames: 58-63.
"Fuke Sect" related documents - link to Book 5


Additional post-Edo Period publications with sources in reprint:

Inagaki Ihaku, Izui Seizan & Takahashi Ryochiku, editors:
      Myōan sanjūnana-sei Tanikita Muchiku shū.
      Taizan-fu shūi. Tanikita Renzō, Kyoto, 1981.

Kurihara Kōta: Shakuhachi shikō. Chikuyūsha, Tokyo, 1918, 1975.

Mori Hikotarō, editor: Shūhū yokō.
     Publ. by the Kōkoku-ji, Yura, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, 1938, 1981.

Takeda Kyōson: Komusō: sei to zoku no igyōsha-tachi,
     Sanitsu Shobō, Tōkyō, 1997.

Tsukamoto Kyodō, editor: Kinko techō / Kyoreizan Myōan-ji bunken.
     Publ. by Komusō kenkyūkai, Hosshin-ji, Tokyo, 1999.

Ueno Katami: Shakuhachi no rekishi.
     Shimada Ongaku Shuppan, Tokyo, 3rd impr., 1984.

Ueno Katami: Shakuhachi no rekishi. Revised and expanded edition.
     Shuppan Geijutsu-sha, Tokyo, 2002.

Yamaguchi Masayoshi: Shakuhachi-shi gaisetsu.
     Shiryō to tomo ni tadoru shakuhachi no rekishi.
     Shuppan Geijutsu-sha, Tokyo, 2005.


Especially important original Japanese texts, listed alphabetically by title

Links to possible online version to be aded ...

Gunsho ruijū, Vol. 28. First published in 1733 by Hanawa Hokiichi.
     Zoku Gunsho ruijū Kankōkai, Tokyo, 1933.

Ikkan sensei no shakuhachi hikki, by Miyaji Ikkan, 1816.


Kiyū shōran. Comp. by Kitamura Nobuyo (1784-1856), first publ. in 1830.
     Reprint by Seikōkan Shuppanbu, Tokyo, 1933.

Kyotaku denki kokujikai, edited by Yamamoto Morihide, Kyoto, 1795.



Bibliographies in print:

Under preparation ...





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