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Segment from the Meigetsuki

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Date
制作年 AC12
Title
キロクギレ(メイゲツキダンカン)
Collections
Depository
Institute of Oriental Classics (Shido Bunko) Campus Mita
Ref. number
AW-CEN-001407-0000
License
CC BY
Creditline
慶應義塾ミュージアム・コモンズ(センチュリー赤尾コレクション)
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Art
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Meigetsuki was Fujiwara-no-Sadaie (also Teika, 1162-1241) ’s diary. Although some leaves are missing, the entries in the diary span 56 years between February 1180, when Sadaie was 19, to December 1235, when he was 74 years old. The diary describes the aristocratic high society of the early Kamakura Era, social aspects and political developments in great detail, while many entries refer to the compilation of imperially commissioned poetry anthologies, poetry composition, the hand-copying of classics and the research involved. The diary is a priceless document evidencing the life of Sadaie as a poet and literary scholar.The segment shows the typical eccentric hand particular to Sadaie, as he himself admitted his hand was ‘like that of a monster’. However, fanned by reverence for Sadaie in the world of tea ceremony (chado or sado) , his style was established into the Teika (Sadaie) School by his descendants. This piece is the entry of July 15, 1199, modifying the entry in print format. It describes that a daughter is in mourning after the death of her father, the Generalissimo Minamoto-no-Yoritomo, and due to this, some court ceremony and the dispatch of the emperor’s convoy were being delayed.

十五日陰辰後雨下始有秋景気参大臣殿終日入夜退下明日仗議延引云々関東女子穢気不審也依関東女子穢気不審 間公卿勅使延引九月可被発遣仍此仗議勅使延引事仗議又依不可被忩〔=急〕被延云々

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Ref. number
AW-CEN-001407-0000
License
CC BY
Creditline
慶應義塾ミュージアム・コモンズ(センチュリー赤尾コレクション)

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Institute of Oriental Classics (Shido Bunko)
Campus Mita
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Art

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Segment from the Meigetsuki

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Segment from the Meigetsuki

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