The Tosa Diary (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature) by Ki No Tsurayuki

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Subjects:

  • Modern fiction,
  • Literary,
  • Diaries And Journals,
  • Japanese Prose,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Japanese,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Asian - Japanese,
  • General,
  • Diary fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Japan,
  • Social life and customs,
  • Travelers

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsWilliam N. Porter (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7931154M
ISBN 100804836957
ISBN 109780804836951

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The book is a slim diary written by the provincial governor of Tosa on his return trip by boat to the capital, Kyoto, during the year flag Like see review Cannonhistory Potter rated it liked it/5.

The Tosa Diary is written in a style of sophisticated simplicity. Tsurayuki writes as a woman would, without using Chinese characters, in hiragana, and his language is thus simple, everyday style, not literary. His book is a short one, 60 pages in my edition. The journey took less than two months to cover the miles distance, rowing most of /5(8).

7 rows  The Tosa Diary, written inis considered the major work of Ki. It is an account of his. Written with artless simplicity and quiet humor, The Tosa Diary is the story of a fifty-five day journey by ship from Tosa to Kyoto in AD What people are saying - Write a review We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Ki no Tsurayuki was a Japanese waka poet of the Heian period. Inhe was one of the poets ordered to compile the "Kokinshu - Collected Japanese Poems of Ancient and Modern Times".

He is also on. "The Tosa Diary's Experiences Abstract," written by Bansai KATO, doesn't have the year of creation in the book, but it seems to have been written around the same time that "The Tosa Diary with Note" by Bokuyu HITOMI, which has a postscript datedand "The Tosa Diary's Abstract" (by Kigin KITAMURA) were completed.

The Tosa Diary reveals the life of a traveler in tenth-century Japan whose journey lasted 55 days on a ship from Tosa, where Ki no Tsurayuki served as governor, to Kyoto. This engaging translation provides the modern reader with a fascinating look at ancient Japanese life and travel, and is written with an artless simplicity and quiet humor.

The Tosa Diary, written inis considered the major work of Ki. It is an account of his return to the capital Kyoto from Tosa province, where he had served as governor since Japanese literature - Japanese literature - Classical literature: Heian The Tosa Diary book (–): The foundation of the city of Heian-kyō (later known as Kyōto) as the capital of Japan marked the beginning of a period of great literary brilliance.

The earliest writings of the period, however, were almost all in Chinese because of the continued desire to emulate the culture of the continent. The Tosa Diary, or Tosa Nikki, is one of the classics of early Japanese literature. It describes the mostly sea-going journey from Tosa, on the ocean-facing coast of Shikoku island, back to the mainland, by the retiring governor and his entourage, fraught with bad weather and the threat of pirates, in AD/5(5).

Genre/Form: Diaries: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ki, Tsurayuki, or 6. Tosa diary. New York: AMS Press, (OCoLC) Named Person. THE TOSA DIARY by Tsurayuki, Ki No; Porter, William N. (translator) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The Tosa Diary is written in a style of sophisticated simplicity.

Tsurayuki writes as a woman would, without using Chinese characters, in hiragana, and his language is thus simple, everyday style, not literary. His book is a short one, 60 pages in my edition.4/5.

In he wrote Tosa nikki (The Tosa Diary), a travel book composed in the phonetic script instead of the Chinese that was normal The Tosa Diary book men’s diaries. Few details are available about Tsurayuki’s life and character.

He appears to have devoted his life chiefly to literature. The Tosa Diary reveals the life of a traveler in tenth-century Japan whose journey lasted 55 days on a ship from Tosa, where Ki no Tsurayuki served as governor, to Kyoto. This engaging translation provides the modern reader with a fascinating look at ancient Japanese life and travel, and is written with an artless simplicity and quiet : As seen in examples of monogatari such as Tales of Ise or nikki with The Tosa Diary, poetry is a very much used tool in the writings.

While other examples of the two writing styles use poetry, these two examples best demonstrate the breaks in the writing style changes from a narrative and turns into something that takes on a more personal voice when it clearly goes into its poetic style. The Tosa Diary, written inis considered the major work of Ki.

It is an account of his return to the capital Kyoto from Tosa province, where he had served as governor since The journey is by boat, and Ki no Tsurayuki tells about his sea sickness and fear of pirates, his impressions of the coast, and the various offerings to placate the gods of the sea.

The Tosa Diary is written. "The Tosa nikki, or Tosa diary, was written in the year A.D. by Ki no Tsurayuki, a court nobleman of high rank." Description: pages map (on lining paper) 18 cm: Other Titles: Tosa nikki.

Responsibility: translated from the Japanese by William N. Porter. The Tosa Diary, written inis considered the major work of Tsurayuki. It is an account of his return to the capital Kyoto from Tosa province, where he had served as governor since The journey is by boat, and Tsurayuki tells about his sea sickness and fear of pirates, his impressions of the coast, and the various offerings to placate.

The Tosa diary. London: Henry Frowde. MLA Citation. Ki, Tsurayuki. The Tosa diary / translated from the Japanese by William N.

Porter Henry Frowde London Australian/Harvard Citation. Ki, Tsurayuki.The Tosa diary / translated from the Japanese by William N. Porter Henry Frowde London. Wikipedia Citation. The ‘Tosa Diary’ is a narrative of a journey made in the yearmainly by boat, from the Province of Tosa back to the capital of Heian-kyō.

Its author, Ki no Tsurayuki, had just completed his tenure as Governor of Tosa, and that year in fact returned in this way to the capital. A landmark collection of five periods of literature from the Land of the Rising Sun.

The sweep of Japanese literature in all its great variety was made available to Western readers for the first time in this anthology. Every genre and style, from the celebrated Nō plays to the poetry and novels of the seventeenth century, find a place in this book.

An introduction by. The Tosa Nikki (Tosa Diary) is a poetic diary written anonymously by the tenth-century Japanese poet Ki no Tsurayuki. [1] The text details a day journey in returning to Kyoto from Tosa province, where Tsurayuki had been the provincial is the first example in Japanese literature of the diary as literature, and was written in kana, which was considered women's writing at the.

The Tosa Diary is written entirely in kana (the "women's" alphabet) and contains many poems composed by Tsurayuki during the journey.

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Book Quality. See open book quality issues. Ki no Tsurayuki (紀 貫之, – J ) was a Japanese author, poet and courtier of the Heian is best known as the principal compiler of the Kokin Wakashū and as a possible author of the Tosa Diary, although this was published anonymously.

Tsurayuki was a son of Ki no the s he became a poet of waka, short poems composed in Japanese. About this Book Catalog Record Details. The Tosa diary, tr. from the Japanese by William N. Porter. Ki, Tsurayuki, d. or 6. View full catalog record. Rights: Public Domain in.

The Tosa Nikki (Tosa Diary) is a poetic diary written anonymously by the tenth-century Japanese poet Ki no Tsurayuki. The text details a day journey in returning to Kyoto from Tosa province, where Tsurayuki had been the provincial governor.

The Tosa Diary is an account of a sea journey taken by the writer and nobleman Ki no Tsurayuki in After spending several years as a governor in the Tosa province in Shikoku, the diary is an account of his voyage back to the then capital Kyoto and back to. Tosa Nikki or The ‘Tosa Diary’ is an account of a day journey in the yearmainly by boat, from the Province of Tosa back to the capital, author, Ki no Tsurayuki, had just completed his tenure as Governor of Tosa, but the narrator's persona is a woman in the Governor's service.

The sweep of Japanese literature in all its great variety was made available to Western readers for the first time in this anthology. Every genre and style, from the celebrated No plays to the poetry and novels of the seventeenth century, find a place in this book. An introduction by Donald Keene places the selections in their proper historical context, allowing the readers to enjoy the book.

The origins of kiko, or travel literature, in Japan spans to well over years ago. One of the earliest examples of kiko is Ki no Tsurayuki’s Tosa nikki, a diary which Tsurayuki wrote most likely in during the Heian period of Japan.

Like The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, The Gossamer Years is a journal kept by a noblewoman. This frank autobiographical diary reveals two tempestuous decades of the author's unhappy marriage and her growing indignation at rival wives and mistresses.

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Contributor Names Totoya, Hokkei,artist Created / Published Book/Printed Material Nandoku godoku shokubutsumei kanji yomikata jiten / 難読誤読植物名. Selections include "Man’yoshu” or "Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves” from the ancient period; "Kokinshu” or "Collection of Ancient and Modern Poetry,” "The Tosa Diary” of Ki No Tsurayuki, "Yugao” from "Tales of Genji” of Murasaki Shikibu, and "The Pillow Book” of Sei Shonagon from the Heian Period; "The Tale of the Heike.

Ki no Tsurayuki Tosa Nikki. Time Line. Writings (alphabetical by translator or biographer) Tanka. Kokinshu. Nikki Tosa. In C.E. the poet and nobleman Ki no Tsurayuki wrote Tosa Nikki, or the Tosa Diary, his creative non-fiction account of his fifty-five-day ocean journey to travel two hundred miles from the province of Tosa back to Kyoto, the then-capital of Japan (see, for example.

This book is an eyewitness report of what happened in Japan and Korea during the Occupation years from December to May It is also meant to be some other things. It is the story of that extraordinary figure General Douglas MacArthur, and the men around him. It is the story. Book Description: A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital.

She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life, bringing lasting prestige to her family.

Some aspects of the author's life and text seem curiously modern. Michelle and I will be discussing Ki no Tsurayuki’s Tosa Diary (Nikki).Ki no Tsurayuki’s Tosa Diary is a poetic diary that is a creative non-fiction account of his 55 days of travel, narrated using a female persona.

We will focus mostly on the narration and poetry. We will address how sex and gender affects how one writes poetry and reflects an individual’s voice.

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