Japanese Poetry Collection Manyoshu

A collection of Japanese poetry titled, Manyoshu (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves) is an anthology of 4,500 poems varying from short tanka to long choka forms. The compiled collection was completed after 759 CE.

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Additional Information:

  • Man’yōshū – Wikipedia
    The Man’yōshū (万葉集, literally “Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves”, but see § Name below) is the oldest existing collection of Japanese poetry, compiled sometime after AD 759 during the Nara period. The anthology is one of the most revered of Japan’s poetic compilations.
  • Man’yōshū 万葉集 | Waka Poetry
    Jan 19, 2016 – The Man’yōshū or the ‘Collection of a Myriad Leaves’ is the first, and longest, of Japan’s poetry anthologies. Modern editions contain a total of …
  • Full text of “Manyoshu” – Internet Archive
    The poetry of the Manyoshu is sufficiently varied and abundant to afford … them in Japan — for example, the poem from the ‘ ‘Tanabe Sakimaro Collection” (pp.
  • Manyoshu – Ancient History Encyclopedia
    May 2, 2017 – The Manyoshu or ‘Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves’ is an anthology of ancient Japanese poems compiled c. 759 CE during the Nara Period but including many earlier works. … The Manyoshu is regarded as a literary classic and high point of Japanese poetry.

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