Written by imperial command in the eighth century, The Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters is Japan’s classic of classics, the oldest connected literary work and. Written by imperial command in the eighth century, The Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters is Japan’s classic of classics, the oldest connected. Kojiki or Furukotofumi (古事記), also known in English as The Records of Ancient Matters, is the oldest surviving historical book dealing with the.

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Villani’s one that was written recirds old language and where sex related passages were omitted or translated in latin. Check copyright status Cite this Title The Kojiki: None of your libraries hold this item. Part of a series on.

Inoltre in questo capitolo sono presenti vari intrighi romantici, fra cui l’amore proibito di due principi. Feb 02, Jesheckah rated it really liked it. This is a chronicle of the imperial lineage, with a basic framework of detailed genealogy, sensational stories attached to that, and short folk-song-style poems attached to the stories.

Records of Ancient Matters. Trivia About The Kojiki: A mio avviso, un appassionato della Cultura del Sol Levante deve leggerlo almeno una volta nella Vita. Aug 13, Akemi G.

Also, it is really annoying that they translated all the names so e.

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For these reasons above, I could only give this particular translation three stars. Mythology in popular culture Legendary creatures. If you are looking for a reference book concerning the history of Japan and Shintoism, then purchase a copy, but I recommend that if you have any desire of enjoying the account of ancient matters in English, that you find a translation that doesn’t translate the names, that way the flow isn’t stagnated after nearly every sentence.


The Kojiki is divided into three parts: Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I’ve been wondering why the Japanese sncient Izanagi and Izanami have been accused of incest. Kojiki carries a lot of those concepts that “unregenerate Westerners” tend to miss. The work opens “when chaos had begun to condense, but force and form were not yet manifest, and there was nought named, nought done …” It recounts the mythological creation of Japan by the divine brother and sister Izanami and Izanagi; tales of the Sun Goddess and other deities; the divine matrers of Jimmu the first emperor; and the histories of subsequent reigns.

Oceanic [mythology] Roland Burrage Dixon Full view – kojkii I found it very difficult to follow who was what and when the translator was talking about a deity or a piece of land. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. Not exactly my cup of tea, but, it was mandatory, so Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Altre mie recensioni sulla letteratura giapponese. Skip to content Skip to search. No samurai logics yet — that came much later in history.

I searched for a long time to locate a copy of the Tuttle reprint of the Chamberlain translation, which, despite being published in the s is out of print and hard to obtain.


There are annotated references to actual places in China and of things of Pf import sprinkled throughout the work. That said, the appendices alone are worth the price of this edition, if you like that sort of thing, which I do.

In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Records of Ancient Matters Limited preview – Let’s see, here is the opening passages after its preface and my personal translation: Nevertheless, the Kojiki is very valuable as a source of historical information, which also accurately accounts for the Emperors and Empresses who ruled early Japan.

University of Western Australia Library. The 8th generation of gods and goddesses sisters married to their brothers is iza-na-me, the woman who invites, and iza-na-gi, the man with the holy sword, go down to earth and start living their, producing children, 50 female, 50 male.

The Kojiki

In response, the companion will create their own verse, agreeing with the situation, yet off the problem by pointing out the difficulties faced on his or her end of things. Utterly invaluable even allowing for the Latin sections that, with time and a good dictionary, are no trouble for the dedicated student to decipher.

A valuable contribution to Japanese studies.

Didn’t know Latin and had much difficulty with it.