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Kokin Wakashu: The First Imperial Anthology of Japanese Poetry With `Tosa Nikki" and `Shinsen Waka" by Helen McCullough

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Published by Stanford University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Poetry anthologies: classical, early & medieval,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Japanese,
  • Poetry,
  • ASIA,
  • Asian - General,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / Asian,
  • Japanese Poetry,
  • Heian period, 794-1185,
  • Waka

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages388
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7928595M
ISBN 100804712581
ISBN 109780804712583

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Kokinshū, (Japanese: “Collection from Ancient and Modern Times”) the first anthology of Japanese poetry compiled upon Imperial order, by poet Ki Tsurayuki and others in It was the first major literary work written in the kana writing system. The Kokinshū comprises 1, poems, many of them anonymous, divided into 20 books arranged by topic. These include six books of seasonal poems, five books . Kokin Wakashu. The First Imperial Anthology of Japanese Poetry: With ‘Tosa Nikki’ and ‘Shinsen Waka’ Translated and Annotated by Helen Craig McCullough. BUY THIS BOOK. pages. $ Hardcover ISBN: CITE THIS BOOK. Description Desc. Literary Studies / Asian. Kokin Wakashu is an anthology of 1, Japanese poems (in the most widely circulated editions) compiled and edited early in the 10th century. The title, conventionally abridged in Japanese to Kokinshu, may be translated "Collection of Old and New Japanese Poems" or, perhaps more precisely, " Ancient and Modern Japanese Poems.". Kokin wakashu: the first imperial anthology of Japanese poetry: with Tosa nikki and Shinsen waka / translated and annotated by Helen Craig McCullough Stanford Univ. Press Stanford, Calif Australian/Harvard Citation. McCullough, Helen Craig,. & Ki, Tsurayuki.

  Kokinshū, (Japanese: “Collection from Ancient and Modern. Kokin Wakashu is an anthology of 1, Japanese poems (in the most widely circulated editions) compiled and edited early in the 10th century. The Kokin wakashu of is the first imperially commissioned anthology of waka, Japanese court poetry, compiled by chief editor Ki no Tsurayuki and other. The Kokinwakashū (or the Kokinshū for short), the 'Collection of Japanese Poetry Ancient and Modern', was the first of the 21 anthologies of waka compiled at imperial command (chokusenshû). The idea of an imperial waka anthology as a 'modern' successor to the Man'yôshû was first mooted by Emperor Uda (; r. ), and eventually commissioned. The Kokin Wakashū is the first of the Nijūichidaishū, the 21 collections of Japanese poetry compiled at Imperial request. It was the most influential realization of the ideas of poetry at the time, dictating the form and format of Japanese poetry until the late nineteenth century. Read an excerpt from Kokin Wakashu: The First Imperial Anthology of Japanese Poetry: With ‘Tosa Nikki’ and ‘Shinsen Waka’ | Translated and Annotated by Helen Craig McCullough.

Free 2-day shipping. Buy Kokin Wakashu: The First Imperial Anthology of Japanese Poetry: With 'tosa Nikki' and 'shinsen Waka' (Hardcover) at The Kokin Wakashu, compiled about , was the first Imperial Anthology of Tanka poetry. It has had a huge influence on Japanese poetry in general, and particularly on the Japanese form of Tanka. What we now call ‘Tanka’ today was, at the time of this anthology, known as ‘Waka’. Tanka is the most important poetic form in Japanese culture.5/5. The Shin Kokin Wakashū (新古今和歌集, "New Collection of Poems Ancient and Modern"), also known in abbreviated form as the Shin Kokinshū (新古今集) or even conversationally as the Shin Kokin, is the eighth imperial anthology of waka poetry compiled by the Japanese court, beginning with the Kokin Wakashū circa and ending with the Shinshokukokin Wakashū circa Kokin Wakashu, also called Kokinshu, is one of the 21collections of Japanese poems that were compiled by imperial request. This collection consists of about Japanese poems written by many authors. “Kokin Wakashu” has different meanings, for example: “Collection of Old and New Japanese Poems” and “Ancient and Modern Japanese Poems”.