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Introduction & Guide to the Documentation & Critical Study of Ascetic, Non-Dualistic Shakuhachi Culture, East & West:
Historical Chronology, Philology, Etymology, Vocabulary, Terminology, Concepts, Ideology, Iconology & Practices

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


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The Edo/Kantō/Tōkyō Sources

To be presented in more detail and commented further ...

Datable texts:

1646: Letter from the Rinzai Zen Abbot Isshi Bunshu/Monju (1608-1646)
to a komusō named Sandō Mugetsu (no dates).

The appellation Fuke-shū, 普化宗, is not at all mentioned in the letter.

1677 (Enpō 5, 6th month): Reihō-ji document of order rules with 17 paragraphs.

Fuke-shū is not mentioned in these order rules.

1678, January 11 (Enpō 5, 12th month, 18th day): "Memorandum" with 3 paragraphs, apparently issued by the so called Jisha-bugyō, the shōgun's governmental Temples & Shrines Magistrates, addressed to Komusō shoha,
虚無僧諸派, "All the Various Komusō Factions".

Fuke-shū is not mentioned in this memorandum.

1687: Reihō-ji 11 paragraph document. Document is signed
Fuke Zen-shū sō-honji Reihō-ji.
普化禅宗 惣本寺 鈴法寺,
"Reihō-ji, Mother Temple of The Entire Fuke Zen Sect".

1722: Reihō-ji ordinance.

Fuke shūmon, 普化禅宗, is mentioned in the very first paragraph
in the available reprinted version.

1731: Reihō-ji ordinance.

Fuke shūmon is mentioned in the very first paragraph of the text proper.

So far Undatable Text (as of March, 2017):

As late as 1740? (acc. to Yamato Hōmei).
Keichō no okitegaki (as late as 1740, or, in 1792?).

Fuke-shū is not mentioned.

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