Fusō ryakki 扶桑略記 Summary

Fusō ryakki 扶桑略記. 


A Japanese history with special emphasis on Buddhism by Ajari Kōen 阿闍梨皇(d. 1169) composed in Classical Chinese in the late Heian period 平安時代 (794–1185). Kōen was a Tendai 天台宗 monk of Kudokuin 功徳院 at Enryakuji 延暦寺 who was master to Hōnen 法然 (1133–1212). The history covers the period from the mythical Jinmu Tennō 神武天皇 to Horikawa Tennō 堀河天皇 (r. 1086–1107), ending at year 1 of Kahō 嘉保 (1094). According to the Honchō shojaku mokuroku 本朝書籍目 (the oldest extant catalog of works by Japanese authors compiled in the mid-Kamakura period 鎌倉時代 1185–1333), it originally consisted of 30 fasc., but presently only 16 fasc. plus excerpts are extant. It cites 82 works, including non-extant works. It was later cited in histories like the Mizukagami 水鏡 and Gukanshō 愚管抄. It is included in the Kokushi taikei 史大系.


(Nipponica, 世界大百科事典)