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Introduction & Critical Guide to the Study of Early Ascetic Shakuhachi History & Ideology in Particular

Torsten Olafsson • 無穴笛オーラフソン トーステンデンマーク • Denmark

 



Introduction

About this Research Project

Realizations & Conclusions

Highlighted Pictures

Highlighted Quotations

Texts, Quotations & Illustrations
     A Chronological Panorama:

 •  India

 •  China

 •  Japan

 •  The West


To be - or not to be:
     a "Zen Buddhist Priest"?


Errors, Misconceptions & Loose Ends

The Source Collections

The Written Sources

1470?: The Kyōgen Play Rakuami

1505: Kōrin's Shakuhachi Essay

1512: The Taigenshō Music Treatise

The Komosō & Fuke-komosō Sources

1614: The Keichō kenmon-shū

1628: The Kaidō Honsoku Evidence

1628: The Kaidō Honsoku Thesis

1640s?: The Butsu-gen Evidence

1646: Isshi Bunshu's Letter
     to the Komusō Sandō Mugetsu


1646 ... The Hottō Kokushi Legend

The Early Komusō Texts

The Kyōto/Kansai Sources

The Edo/Kantō/Tōkyō Sources

1664: Shichiku shoshinshū

1677: The Enpō 5, 6th Month
     Reihō-ji Ordinance


1678: The Enpō 5, 12th Month
     Komusō-ha Oboe Memorandum


1687: The Jōkyō 4, 6th Month
     Reihō-ji Ordinance


1694: Engetsu's Honsoku deshi ...

c. 1700?: The Kyotaku Denki myth

1703 & 1705: The Myōan-ji
     c/o Kōkoku-ji Interrelationship


1722: The Kyōhō 7, 6th Month
     Reihō-ji Memorandum


1730: The Kyōhō 15, 7th Month
     Ichigetsu-ji & Reihō-ji Memorandum


1732: The Shakuhachi denrai-ki
     and early 'honkyoku' history


1735: Myōan-ji's Kyorei-zan engi ...

1751: Keichō no okitegaki -
     Existing Reprint Versions


1752: Myōan Temple Restorer Engetsu Ryōgen's
     23 Fixed Rules for the House


1770: The Kurozawa Kinko Honkyoku Collection

1795: Kyotaku denki kokujikai

1816: Miyaji Ikkan's Shakuhachi hikki

1823: Hisamatsu Fūyō's Hitori mondō

Literature

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Profile / Bio / CV

Contact Info


1677: The Enpō 5, 6th month, Reihō-ji 17 article document

往古之掟拾七ヶ條 /
先師拾七ヶ條掟 /
先師十七ヶ条


ŌKO NO JŌ JŪ-NANA-KE JŌ /
SENSHI JŪ-NANA-KE JŌ-JŌ /
SENSHI JŪ-NANA-KE JŌ

1677

Dated Enpō 5, 6th month = July, 1677

"17 Article Regulation of Ancient Times"



Reprinted in Yamaguchi, 2005, pp. 169-170. This very significant set of komusō regulations appears to have been issued by the Edo twin temples Ichigetsu-ji and Reihō-ji, dated the 6th month of the year Enpō 5: July, 1677.

Do note that, composed and issued by the Kyōto Myōan-ji, this document does not mention any "Fuke Sect", Fuke-shū, 普化宗, at all.


July 1677 17-article regulation

July 1677 17-article regulation


     Source: Yamaguchi, 2005, pp. 169-170.

This unique document is being thouroughly examined for the time being with a detailed analysis and commentary in mind.











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