The Wakan rōeishū (和漢朗詠集, Collection of Japanese and Chinese Poems for Singing) is a compilation of Chinese and Japanese poetry.
The book was seperated into two books, one centered around poems on the four season, the other on miscellanous themes. Each book was further subdivided by topic, with Chinese couplets alternating with Japanese tanka.
Poems written in chinese were made by some 30 Chinese poets and 50 japanese poets. Chinese members include Bo Juyi, Yuan Shen, Xu Hun with Japanese members including Sugawara no Fumitoki, Sugawara no Michizane, Ōe no Asatsuna, Minamoto no Shitagō and Ki no Haseo.
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2. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.
3. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
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