Research Resource code：5000004251
Update date：Jan. 20, 2009
Documents from the Shosoin
Historical Materials, Ancient Manuscripts, etc.
Research area (1)：
History of Japan
These are imperial documents of the Nara
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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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