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National Treasure Gallery: Man'yo shu Poetry Anthology, Genryaku Version, Vols. 7 and 19, Known as "Furukawa bon"

"National Treasure Gallery: Man'yo shu Poetry Anthology, Genryaku Version, Vols. 7 and 19, Known as "Furukawa bon""

Honkan Room 2  November 21, 2017 (Tue) - December 25, 2017 (Mon)

  
Man'yo shu Poetry Anthology, Genryaku Version, Vols. 7, Known as "Furukawa bon" (detail), Heian period, 11th century (Tokyo National Museum)

These volumes comprise one of the five renowned versions of the Man' yo shu poetry anthology transcribed in classical calligraphy. They were transcribed by more than ten individuals, and the calligraphic style in the first volume is very close to the handwriting in other anthologies, such as Wakan roei shu in butterfly-bound (decchoso) booklets. This version is hence presumed to date back approximately to the latter half of the 11th century. The Genryaku version was divided up in the course of the history of its ownership. The Museum holds six volumes formerly owned by the Takamatsu house of the imperial family and 14 volumes that belonged to the Furukawa family.

List of Exhibits 2results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND National Treasure Man'yo shu Poetry Anthology, Genryaku Version, Vols. 7, Known as "Furukawa bon" Heian period, 11th century B-2530-11
_MD_RECOMMEND National Treasure Man'yo shu Poetry Anthology, Genryaku Version, Vols. 19, Known as "Furukawa bon" Heian period, 11th century B-2530-19