J-GLOBAL ID:201110083541370645   Research Resource code:5000004251 Update date:Jan. 20, 2009

Documents from the Shosoin

Owning Organization:
Contact: TANAKA Masanori
Resource classification: Historical Materials, Ancient Manuscripts, etc.
Research area  (1): History of Japan
These are imperial documents of the Nara
period(710-794) from the Shosoin at Todaiji Temple
in Nara. This is one of the principal historical
materials of ancient Japan. The original consists
of 45 volumes, an additional 50 volumes, and a set
on daily life of 39 volumes. There are also a
second and third series, consisting of 53 and 50
volumes respectively, and a fourth series of 439
volumes. The documents consist of 110 sets of
books made by photographic reproductions of the
originals. They were purchased in 1979.
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