Hōjōki

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Hōjōki

Hōjōki

The Hōjōki (方丈記) is a piece of Japanese literature.

Inside the piece we find allusions to the second poem of Priest Manzei, where it states:

‘on mornings when I feel myself short-lived as the white wake building behind a boat, I go to the banks of the river and, gazing at the boats plying to and fro, compose verses in the style of Priest Manzei.’1

Footnotes

1. Miller, R. A.. (1981) “The Lost Poetic Sequence of the Priest Manzei”. Monumenta Nipponica. Vol.36 No.2 pp.133-172

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