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© Yomei Bunko Foundation, Handscrolls of original hand writings

Midokanpakuki: the original handwritten diary of Fujiwara no Michinaga

Registration year: 2013
Submission year: 
2012
Collection ID: 
2012-68

Original diary written by Michinaga and an early transcription of it produced in the second half of the 11th century. Michinaga was the most influential person in the Japanese imperial court from the late 10th to the early 11th century. He achieved great wealth and prosperity with his political and economic power. It is the world's oldest autographic diary and a personal record of a historically important person. It includes vivid depictions of political, economic, social, cultural, religious and international events and matters at the centre of power during a time in the Heian period (794-1192) when Japan's court culture reached its peak, making it an extremely significant document for both Japanese and world history.

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© Yomei Bunko Foundation, Handscrolls of original hand writings
Handscrolls of original hand writings
© Yomei Bunko Foundation

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© Yomei Bunko Foundation, Handscrolls of old transcriptions
Handscrolls of old transcriptions
© Yomei Bunko Foundation

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© Yomei Bunko Foundation, Entry for 2-13 August, Kanko 4 (1007).
Entry for 2-13 August, Kanko 4 (1007).
© Yomei Bunko Foundation

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© Yomei Bunko Foundation, Original appearance of handscroll for Kanko 7.
Original appearance of handscroll for Kanko 7.
© Yomei Bunko Foundation

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© Yomei Bunko Foundation, Original appearance of handscroll for Kanko 7.
Original appearance of handscroll for Kanko 7.
© Yomei Bunko Foundation

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© Yomei Bunko Foundation, Original appearance of handscroll for Kanko 7.
Original appearance of handscroll for Kanko 7.
© Yomei Bunko Foundation.
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