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Nihonshoki tsūshaku
(Iida Takesato)
This text, comprised of seventy volumes and five books, is a commentary of the entire Nihon shoki written by the National Learning (kokugaku) scholar Iida Takesato and published in 1892. Referring extensively to earlier Edo period commentaries such as the Shoki Shūge written by Kawamura Hidene and his son Masune, and Tanigawa Kotosuga's Nihon shoki tsūshō , the Nihon shoki tsūshaku is considered to be the most complete compilation of commentaries on the Nihon shoki through the Edo period. While it can be said that the text lacks any original scholarship on the part of Iida, there is are also parts of great value: one example of this is that when deciding which texts to include, Iida utilized many different versions that were not found in any other commentaries of the day. Another example is that when providing Japanese readings for kanji, Iida uses archaic readings as often as possible. It is included in the Nihon shoki tsūshaku (1986, Tōji Shobō).

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