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Jinzanshū

  This is a collection of Chinese poetry in forty-nine volumes written by Tani Jinzan (Shigetoo), a mid-Edo period follower of Suika Shintō; it was compiled by his son, Kakimori, and completed in 1728. The work is divided into eleven sections: poetry, writings, miscellany, prefaces, topics and e...

Kasugagongengenki

  Record of the Appearances of the Kasuga Deity. An illustrated handscroll (emaki) that presents various miraculous events associated with the Kasuga kami. Ink and colored pigments on silk. Twenty scrolls. This title is also used to indicate the text of this work alone. Commissioned by the Minister o...

Kitanotenjin'engi

Origins of the Kitano Tenjin Shrine. A record of the origins and history of Kitano Tenmangū, focusing on the acts of Sugawara no Michizane, both during his life and after his deification as the kami Tenman Tenjin. The work is deeply infused with notions of goryō shinkō (spirit worshi...

Kojikiden

  Exegesis of the Kojiki [see Kojiki and Nihon shoki (Nihongi) ]. A commentary on the Kojiki written by Motoori Norinaga . Forty-four fascicles in forty-four volumes. Completed in 1798. The first five fascicles were published in 1790 with the complete work appearing in print in 1822. Norinaga had pur...

Kokonshingakuruihen

  Classified Editions of Shintō Studies Past and Present. An encyclopedic compendium of Shintō texts. Written by Mano Tokitsuna. Also referred to as Kokon shingaku ruijū shō (Classified Notes on Shintō Studies Past and Present). One hundred fascicles with a two-fascicle Table...

Kokuikō

On the Significance of the Country. Written by Kamo no Mabuchi. One fascicle. Originally "Kokui " (= kuni no kokoro "the significance of the country"), but is generally referred to as Kokui kō (On the Significance of the Country). One of the so-called "Five Significances" (country, song, langu...

Kōnojisatabumi

Record of Discourse on the Character "Kō." A record of the disputes that occurred between the two Ise Shrines on the use of the character "kō" (, "imperial;" "august"). Two fascicles. The disputes bagan in the second lunar month of 1296, when, in a signature to a survey of the imperial ...

Korenshū

  The Sacred Vessel Collection. Outline of Watarai Shintō teachings. Five fascicles. Compiled by the negi (Suppliant Priest) of the Outer Shrine, Watarai Ieyuki , between the Gen'ō and Engen eras (1319-40). The work explains such matters as the origins of the cosmos (tenchi kaibyaku) throug...

Korōkujitsuden

  This is a collection of notes recording ancient practices to which the officials at the Outer Shrine of the Grand Shrines of Ise (Ise Jingū) were suppose to adhere. It was compiled around 1299 in one volume by Watarai Yukitada , a negi (Suppliant Priest) at the Outer Shrine. It is also known b...

Koshichōkaidaiki

  Essays on Sources from Ancient Histories. By Hirata Atsutane . One fascicle in four volumes with a one-volume appendix. Completed in 1819. Koshi chō (Sources from Ancient Histories) was originally entitled, Koshi wakumon (Doubts Regarding Ancient Histories), but Atsutane later changed the titl...

Koshiden

  Exegesis of Ancient Histories. A work by Hirata Atsutane . Thirty-seven fascicles. Inspired by Motoori Norinaga's Kojiki-den, this work takes Atsutane's own Koshi seibun and, dividing it into sections, provides a detailed commentary on it. This work serves as the central axis of Atsutane's scholarl...

Koshiseibun

  Texts Generated from Ancient Histories. By Hirata Atsutane . Three fascicles, published from an original plan of fifteen fascicles. Manuscript completed in 1811; published 1818. The original project called for fifteen fascicles to extend up to the reign of Female Emperor Suiko, but the published ed...

Kōtaijingū nenjūgyōji

Annual Observances for the Imperial [Inner] Shrine. An early Kamakura period (late twelfth century) work that records the annual ceremonies and other observances at the Imperial (=Inner) Shrine of Ise. Completed the sixth lunar month of 1192. Extant texts derive from a copy made by Arakida Tadanaka...

Kujihongiengi

  Deep Significances in the Kuji hongi. Written by Jihen. Ten fascicles (however, only fascicles one, three, four, five, and nine are extant). Completed in 1332. Also known as Shintō shoki engi. Commissioned by Watarai (Higaki) Tsuneyoshi of Ise, the work aims at clarifying the "deep significanc...

Kujikongen

  Sources of Official Matters. Description and explanation of the origins of Muromachi period court ceremonies. Also referred to as Kanabun nenjū gyōji (Annual Observances Written in the Kana Syllabary). One fascicle, written by Ichijō Kaneyoshi. One theory holds that the author is Nij...

Man'yōdaishōki

  This annotation of the Manyō shū was written by Keichū. In its complete form, it spans twenty volumes and forty-three books, with a six volume commentary. The first edition was finished in 1688, and the complete version was finished two years later. The project of writing an annotati...

Miwadaimyōjin'engi

This one-volume collection details the legends of Ōmiwa Shrine (Miwa-sha) and its associated temple (jingūji), Ōgorinji. This work is generally thought to have been written by Eison of Saidaiji (1201-1290) in his later years, and revised by his disciples. In the Miwa daimyōjin e...

Miwamonogatari

  This eight volume text was written by Kumazawa Banzan (year of completion unknown). Over the course of his lifetime, Banzan wrote many books related to Shintō, but of these, the Miwa monogatari is the key to understanding the fundamentals of his views on Shintō. The text takes the form of...

Nakatominoharaefūsuisō

  This three volume work (also known simply as the Fūsuisō) was written by Yamazaki Ansai in his later years. The text is a commentary on the Nakatomi-no-harae, and is both a corpus of Shintō theories since the Medieval period as well as being the most important text of Suika Shint!...

Nakatominoharaekikigaki

  This one volume work is the record of a lecture on the Nakatomi-no-harae given at Zenshōin by Yoshida Kanetomo, the founder of Yoshida Shintō. This particular lecture was given in 1490 (second day of the seventh month) and recorded by the Zen cleric Keijyo Shūrin (1440-1518). Through...



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