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Daijingū hongikiseishō
This is the magnum opus of Mikannagi Kiyonao, which took thirty-eight years to compile, and was only completed in 1864 after having passed through five revisions. This work is an attempt to reconstruct an ancient record of Ise Shrine, Daijingū hongi, by removing the interpolations from Yamato hime no mikoto seiki, which had been criticized by Yoshimi Yoshikazu and others as a fraudulent work. He fixed omissions and scribal errors in the text and excised later interpolations and left only text that could be said with certainty to have come from the ancient past, and then he conducted a detailed analysis and research on the origin and vocabulary of the remaining part. There is also one volume of another work, Daijingū hongi kisei, which attaches readings to the former's text. This is contained in the first volume of Jingū jinji kōshō of the Daijingū sōsho (Jingū shichō, 1935).

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