Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
    Sōgaku genryū shitsugi : 3-kan
    宋學源流質疑 : 三卷 /
    Title from title page. In case. Within double borders (17.4 x 11.7 cm), text in 12 vertical lines, with 29 characters per line, and small characters in paired rows; commentaries in upper frame; single fishtail. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. January 29, 1952 0544M. Description based on online resource. 得月樓藏. Preface...
    • Contributor: Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Namiki, Jōnosuke - Namiki, Rissui - Hayashi, Taisuke
    • Date: 1903
  • Book/Printed Material
    Eikan shiryaku
    瀛環志略 /
    Title from p. [2] of cover (mikaeshi). Within double border, except outside single (20.0 x 13.9 cm.), text in 10 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Naikaku Bunko Kanseki bunrui mokuroku, p. 135 (Eikan shiryaku, 10-kan, by Jo Keiyo, Inoue Shunʼyō tō ten, Bunkyū [1 i.e. 1861] kan). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 2657 LC...
    • Contributor: Xu, Jiyu - Mitsumori, Ryūho - Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Inoue, Shunʼyō - Mori, Tekien
    • Date: 1861
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Genji monogatari
    源氏物語.
    LC copy of [3] Utsusemi has 2 leaves missing. Ms. (shahon), copied by Itsutsuji Moronaka. Title from certificate inserted. Vender/supplier: Tōkyō : Yagi Shoten. Volume numbers assigned according to traditional sequence. Cf. Nihon koten bungaku daijiten. With no borders, text chiefly in 10 vertical lines (some in 8, 9, 11,or 12 lines). Nihon koten bungaku daijiten (under Genji monogatari ms. copies, no mention of...
    • Contributor: Sanjōnishi, Sanetaka - Itsutsuji, Moronaka - Murasaki Shikibu - Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Kohitsu, Ryōchū
    • Date: 1537
  • Book/Printed Material
    [Genji monogatari]
    [源氏物語]
    Genji monogatari (Tale of Genji) is often considered the first great novel in world literature. The author of the work, Murasaki Shibuku, was born around 978 and spent most of her life at or near the imperial court in Kyoto. After a brief marriage to an older man, she entered the service of Empress Akiko (or Shōshi) around 1005 as a lady-in-waiting. The novel...
    • Contributor: Yamamoto, Shunshō - Murasaki Shikibu - Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1654
  • Book/Printed Material
    Genji meyasu
    源氏目案.
    On double leaves, oriental style in case. Sakanishi collection. Title from title piece. Also available in digital form. 上 [v. 1-2] いよりちまて -- 中 [v. 3-5] よよりやまて -- 下 [v. 6-7] あよりゑまて. Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. 3, p. 122 (源氏目安 Genji meyasu; 7卷 3冊; variants: 源氏目案, 源語爪印, 源氏爪印, 源氏物語目案, 源氏注解; 慶安 3 [1650], 承応 3 [1654], 万治 3 [1660], 寬文 6 [1666] 版等の源氏物語にも付載). Tokugawa jidai...
    • Contributor: Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Murasaki Shikibu
    • Date: 1654
  • Book/Printed Material
    Genji keizu
    源氏系圖.
    On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Sakanishi collection. Title from title piece. With no borders, text in 11 vertical lines. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. 3, p. 122 (源氏系図 Genji keizu; 1冊; variants: 源氏ききがき, 源氏系図小鑑, 源氏物語文章系図, 源氏抄, 源氏物語中の人々). Tokugawa jidai shuppansha shuppanbutsu shūran (under 八尾勘兵ェ: 源氏物語; 60冊 [includes 源氏系図]; 山本春正編; 承応 3).
    • Contributor: Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Murasaki Shikibu
    • Date: 1654

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Yamaji no tsuyu
    山路の露.
    On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Sakanishi collection. Title from title piece. With no borders, text in 11 vertical lines. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. 7, p. 795 (山路の露 Yamaji no tsuyu; 1冊; 源氏物語の付; なお源氏物語の内). Nihon koten bungaku daijiten, v. 6, p. 79 (山路の露; 1卷; 「源氏物語」 夢浮橋卷の続編). Tokugawa jidai shuppansha shuppanbutsu shūran (under 八尾勘兵ェ:...
    • Contributor: Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Murasaki Shikibu
    • Date: 1654

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Genji monogatari hikiuta
    Genji hikiuta | 源氏物語引哥.
    Caption title. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Sakanishi collection. With no borders, text in 11 vertical lines. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. 3, p. 127 (源氏物語引歌 Genji monogatari hikiuta; 1冊; varitant: 源氏引歌; 承應 3 [1654] 版). Tokugawa jidai shuppansha shuppanbutsu shūran (under 八尾勘兵ェ: 源氏物語; 60冊 [includes 源氏物語引哥]; 山本春正編; 承応 3).
    • Contributor: Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Murasaki Shikibu
    • Date: 1654

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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Shigure
    しくれ.
    LC set imperfect: white pigment on illustrations partially coming-off. Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Oriental style binding (tetchōsō). Original covers (retained) have floral designs and clouds (or mists) painted in gold on bluish-black background, with title piece in red. Sakanishi collection. Title from title piece. With no borders, text chiefly in 10 vertical lines. Also available in digital form on...
    • Contributor: Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 16??
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Shizuka
    靜.
    Asakawa collection (SEP 6 1907) Cover title. LC set soiled and worn a little; well repaired. Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). With no borders, text chiefly in 12 vertical lines. Report of the Librarian of Congress ... 1933: p. 133 (Shizuka; Nara ehon in 2 v.; "Judging from the illustrations and the style of...
    • Contributor: Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 15??
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Soga monogatari
    曽我物語.
    Caption title. LC set incomplete: v. 5 wanting. Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Original covers (retained) have floral designs and clouds (or mists) painted in gold on bluish-black background, lined with silver paper; with title piece in green. With no borders, text chiefly in 13 vertical lines. Kokusho sōmokuroku, v. 5, p. 298 (Soga...
    • Contributor: Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 16??
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Hōmyō dōji
    ほうみやう童子.
    This early-18th century work by an unknown artist is a typical example of Nara-ehon, the illustrated manuscripts or hand-printed scrolls and books produced in Japan from the Muromachi (1333-1573) through the mid-Edo (1615-1868) periods. The Hōmyō dōji is originally an East Indian story with roots in Buddhism. Like many such stories, it begins with the characteristic phrase, "Once upon a time in the land...
    • Contributor: Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 17??
  • Book/Printed Material
    Hochū Sōkikan. kan 1-2, 5-6.
    補註相驥鑑.
    Title from caption. Manuscript copy in black with annotation in red. Authorship taken from pref. In case. Without borders, text in 8 vertical lines, with 18 characters per line, and small characters in double rows; commentaries in tiny characters in upper frame. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Wikipedia (Japan). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 284947. Complete...
    • Contributor: Kurosawa, Sadayuki - Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Hori, Kyōan - Hayashi, Razan - Kurosawa, Hirotada
    • Date: 1643
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Taishi Shōan bunshū. Maki 41-81
    太史升菴文集. | Shōan bunshū
    Japanese manuscript; note by [Tōjō Motoyuki] written in 1807 states that this edition was copied by his father, Tōjō Kindai, from the copy held by [ ? ]; this edition contains only chapters 41 through 81, with annotation and description.
    • Contributor: Zhang, Shipei - Zheng, Min - Cai, Ruxian - Yang, Shen - Yang, Youren - Zhao, Kaimei - Song, Shi - Chinese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Book/Printed Material
    Reinan eiseihō : 3-kan
    嶺南衛生方 : 三卷 / | Kōkoku Reinan eiseihō
    Title from title page. In case. Within single borders (17.6 x 12.8 cm), text in 9 vertical lines, with 21 characters per line; commentaries in upper frame. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. October 1958 0113N. Description based on online resource. LC copy has "春洞軒藏書" stamped. DLC Preface dated 天保庚子 [1840]; preface...
    • Contributor: Zhang, Zhiyuan - Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Zou, Shan - LI, Qiu - Jihong - Luo, Rong - Nan'yō, Teiken
    • Date: 1841
  • Book/Printed Material
    Chinshi gashu
    沈氏畫麈 /
    Title from title page. In case. Within single borders (19.4 x 13.1 cm), text in 9 vertical lines, with 18 characters per line and small characters in double rows; commentaries in upper frame. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Minor insect damage. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. January 29, 1952 0544M. Description based on online resource. Preface...
    • Contributor: Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Qian, Qianyi - Shen, Hao - Zhu, Lu - Kimura, Kenkadō
    • Date: 1769
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Seisetsu sogi : shu, 4-kan
    性說疏義 : 首, 四卷 /
    Title from title page. Manuscript. In case. Without borders, text in 11 vertical lines, with 21-22 characters per line; notes above main text. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. January 28, 1952 0544M. Description based on online resource. Originally published: 演孔堂, [1793?]. 癸卯五月製, 演孔堂. Postscript dated 昭和十年 [1935].
    • Contributor: Kameda, Bōsai - Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Nakajima, Buzan
    • Date: 1935
  • Book/Printed Material
    Reisai yawa : 10-kan.
    冷齋夜話 : 十卷. | Yawa
    Title from caption. In case. Within double borders (19.6 x 13.1 cm), text in 9 vertical lines, with 18 characters per line; single fishtail, with fishtails also above and below the page numbers. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. January 28, 1952 0544M. Description based on online resource.
    • Contributor: Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Huihong
    • Date: 1666
  • Book/Printed Material
    Keien chikufu : 5-kan.
    桂園竹譜 : 五卷.
    Title from caption. Manuscript. In case. Without borders, text in 11 vertical lines, with small characters iin double rows. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Includes "Memorandum for Mr. Swingle about Keien Chikufu" by Tyūzaburō Tanaka, dated June 13, 1922. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Gift Mrs. Maude K. Swingle May 16, 1952. Description based on online...
    • Contributor: Okamura, Shōken - Tanaka, Chōzaburō - Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1828
  • Book/Printed Material
    Haiin kokin shizoku
    排韻古今氏族 / | Shinpen haiin zōkō jirui shizoku taizen | Haiin | Jōkō jirui shizoku taizen
    Title from title page. In 2 cases. Within double borders (20.5 x 15.2 cm), text in 13 vertical lines, with 24 characters per line, and small characters in paired rows; commentaries in upper frame; two fishtails. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. May 28, 1941 606381. Volume 11: 增補黃明人文.
    • Contributor: Zhang, Pu - Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1630
  • Book/Printed Material
    Kōgakan shiroku : 5-kan
    蘅華館詩錄 : 五卷 /
    Title from title page. In case. Within double borders (14.4 x 9.2 cm), text in 12 vertical lines, with 23 characters per line; commentaries in upper frame in red and black ink; two fishtails. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. April 2, 1951 0882K. Description based on online resource. "庚辰仲夏刊於天南遯窟"--Verso of title...
    • Contributor: Hanabayashi Koji - Ishikawa, Kōsai - Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Wang, Tao
    • Date: 1881
  • Book/Printed Material
    Kanchō koji : 8-kan
    勸懲故事 : 八卷 / | Zen'itsu dōjin kanchō koji
    Title from title page. In case. Within single borders (20.5 x 13.3 cm), text in 10 vertical lines, with 20 characters per line; one fishtail. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Description based on online resource. 高士里藏板. 寬文九己酉嵗林鐘吉辰, 中尾市即兵衛開板.
    • Contributor: Wang, Tingne - Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1669
  • Book/Printed Material
    Bunbō zusan
    文房圖贊 / | Sanshu zusan | Sei bunbō zusan
    Titles from captions. Within double borders (18.1 x 12.8 cm), text in 9 vertical lines, with 20 characters per line; one fishtail. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. January 28, 1952 0544M. Description based on online resource. 寬政六年庚寅十一月上梓, 京都書肆, 高倉通條上町. Preface to 文房圖贊 by 藤原大憲; preface to 十友圖贊 by 大石山人顧元慶. volume [1]....
    • Contributor: Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Gu, Yuanqing - Luo, Xiandeng - Lin, Hong - Fujiwara, Daiken
    • Date: 1794
  • Book/Printed Material
    Gosha inzui : 160-kan
    五車韻瑞 : 一百六十卷 /
    Title from caption. In Chinese, with Japanese reading marks. In 5 cases. Within single borders (20.4 x 14.6 cm), text in 10 vertical lines; one fishtail. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. April 2, 1951 0882K. Description based on online resource. "萬治"--Last printed page. "洪武正韻": [Shukan], following prefaces. Preface by 謝肇淛; preface...
    • Contributor: Ling, Zhilong - Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress) - Xie, Zhaozhe - Kikuchi, Kōsai
    • Date: 1659
  • Book/Printed Material
    Kōshoku zu.
    耕織圖.
    Title from label on case. In Chinese, with Japanese reading marks. In case. Within single border (22.9 x 15.0 cm), text in 4 vertical lines, with 10 characters per line; text and illustrations on alternating folded leaves. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Gift John Crerar Library 320001. Description based on online...
    • Contributor: Lou, Shou - Wang, Zengyou - Lou, Biao - Japanese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1676