Important Cultural PropertyHonchômonzui (Japanese Models of Chinese Poems and Prose), Volume 6

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  • Handscroll
  • Height 29.0cm, Length 1680.0cm
  • Kamakura period/13th century
  • Kyoto National Museum
  • B甲672

This early manuscript is an anthology of Chinese poems compiled by Fujiwara Akihira (989-1066), Honchomonzui (Japanese Models of Chinese Poems and Prose). According to its postscript, this volume was transcribed and annotated in Kangi 2 (1230) by a sramana (novice monk) named Kangen. The punctuation and reading markers in red and black ink throughout the text provide invaluable early reading instructions.