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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.76, Document No.12, A ledger presented by a from landed estate (shōen)

Archives of Tōji temple contained in one-hundred boxes

Registration year: 2015
Submission year: 
2014
Collection ID: 
2014-24

Tōji Hyakugō Monjo, or “Archives of Tōji temple contained in one-hundred boxes,” refers to a large collection of documents amassed and preserved by the temple Tōji in Kyoto, Japan. The collection consists of 24,147 records that date from the years 763 to 1711. These materials concern the temple’s political and religious activities as well as the administration of its estates.

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.76, Document No.12, A ledger presented by a from landed estate (shōen)
Box No.76, Document No.12, A ledger presented by a from landed estate (shōen)
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.48, Document No.2, List of roles played by Monks in Buddhist rituals.
Box No.48, Document No.2, List of roles played by Monks in Buddhist rituals
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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.92, Document No.1, A document written by Ashikaga Takauji, with his signature at the end. Dated 27 Oct. of Rekiō 2 (1339)
Box No.92, Document No.1, A document written by Ashikaga Takauji, with his signature at the end. Dated 27 Oct. of Rekiō 2 (1339)
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.54, Document No.17, Meeting minutes of a monastic organization, dated Kanshō 3 (1462)
Box No.54, Document No.17, Meeting minutes of a monastic organization, dated Kanshō 3 (1462)
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.4, Whole image of the box.
Box No.4, Whole image of the box.
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.4, Interior of the box.
Box No.4, Interior of the box.
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.4, Bottom of the box.
Box No.4, Bottom of the box.
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.4, Interior of the lid
Box No.4, Interior of the lid
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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Paulownia boxes inside the storage. This represents only one part of the ninety-four boxes.
Paulownia boxes inside the storage. This represents only one part of the ninety-four boxes.
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Chests inside the storage. Newly made chests that are currently used to house the documents. Ninety-two chests in all.
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Chests inside the storage. Newly made chests that are currently used to house the documents. Ninety-two chests in all.
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.36, Document No.200, A folded document, dated 29 Dec. of Bun'an 2 (1445)
Box No.36, Document No.200, A folded document, dated 29 Dec. of Bun'an 2 (1445)
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.36, Document No.200, A folded document, dated 29 Dec. of Bun'an 2 (1445)
Box No.36, Document No.200, A folded document, dated 29 Dec. of Bun'an 2 (1445)
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Fonds No.1, Document No.19, A record of deposit and withdrawal of documents
Fonds No.1, Document No.19, A record of deposit and withdrawal of documents
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.55, Document No.96, A letter by Hosokawa Katsumoto. Caption is inscribed on the edge of reverse side as seen when folded. Dated Kanshō 3 (1462)
Box No.55, Document No.96, A letter by Hosokawa Katsumoto. Caption is inscribed on the edge of reverse side as seen when folded. Dated Kanshō 3 (1462)
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.55, Document No.96, Beginning of the letter by Hosokawa Katsumoto.
Box No.55, Document No.96, Beginning of the letter by Hosokawa Katsumoto.
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.9, Document No.184, Pledges from peasants, written on the backside of two types of talismans. Dated 9 Nov. Kanshō 3 (1462)
Box No.9, Document No.184, Pledges from peasants, written on the backside of two types of talismans. Dated 9 Nov. Kanshō 3 (1462)
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.9, Document No.184, Front of the pledges from peasants. Dated 9 Nov. Kanshō 3 (1462)
Box No.9, Document No.184, Front of the pledges from peasants. Dated 9 Nov. Kanshō 3 (1462)
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.19, Document No.341, Notes of diagrams submitted to a court pertaining to dispute over water supply.
Box No.19, Document No.341, Notes of diagrams submitted to a court pertaining to dispute over water supply.
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives, Box No.19, Document No.341, Notes of diagrams submitted to a court pertaining to dispute over water supply.
Box No.19, Document No.341, Notes of diagrams submitted to a court pertaining to dispute over water supply.
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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Photograph - interior of the Tōji Treasure House. Portion of the Hyakugō Archives can be seen in the right-hand corner. The Hyakugō Archives were stored in the Treasure House. Dated Taishō 14 (1925).
Photograph - interior of the Tōji Treasure House. Portion of the Hyakugō Archives can be seen in the right-hand corner. The Hyakugō Archives were stored in the Treasure House. Dated Taishō 14 (1925).
© Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives
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