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Shuzu goketsu-ki [manuscript].

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    http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/d/medren/4988694
Author/Creator:
Yamagata, Daini, 1725-1767.
Publication:
[Japan, between 1755 and 1799]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
65 leaves : paper ; bound to 273 x 193 mm.
Subjects:
Castles -- Japan.
Fortification -- Japan.
Japan -- History -- Tokugawa period, 1600-1868.
Form/Genre:
Maps.
Pen-and-wash drawings.
Manuscripts, Japanese -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Digital.
Language:
Japanese.
Biography/History:
Confucian scholar who started working for the Bakufu bureaucracy in ca. 1755, was known for his critique of the Tokugawa political system, and was executed for involvement in an anti-government plot.
Summary:
Maps of and text on feudal castles in the current Kansai, Chubu, Kanto, and Chugoku regions in central Japan, representing about a third of Yamagata's complete compendium of feudal castles in eastern, central, and western Honshu.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from pastedown on upper cover.
Collation: Paper, 65 double sheet folios.
Layout: Text pages written in up to 11 columns.
Decoration: 54 castle plans in colored inks and wash, showing details such as buildings, grounds, walls, and gates; circles, triangles, and some characters in red ink in text.
Binding: Fukuro-toji (stitched), with simple geometric stamp used repeatedly on the paper covers and a pastedown of gold with characters in black ink on the upper cover.
Origin: Written in Japan in the second half of the 18th century.
Provenance:
Sold by F. A. Bernett Books (Boston, Mass.), 2011.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1592