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On organization of poetic material in medieval japanese collections (Shinsanjurokkasen and Koyasan Kongozanmai-in tanzaku)

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The purpose of this article is to analyze the selection and organization of poetic material of two medieval poetic collections, Shinsanjurokkasen and Koyasan Kongozanmai-in tanzaku, created respectively in the middle of the 13th and the middle of the 14th centuries, and to give information about the manuscripts of these collections stored at the Russian State Library in Moscow.

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M. V. Toropygina
Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation


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Toropygina M.V. On organization of poetic material in medieval japanese collections (Shinsanjurokkasen and Koyasan Kongozanmai-in tanzaku). Russian Japanology Review. 2018;1(1):137-148.

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