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Genkō Shakusho Study Group

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Situation Former study
Details This group produced a new edition of the Genkō shakusho 元亨釈書, Japan’s earliest historical study of Chinese and Japanese Buddhism, compiled by the Zen monk Kokan Shiren 虎関師錬 (1278-1346). As a basic text the group relied not on the usual Kokushi Taikei (Compendium of Japanese History) edition but upon the Tōfuku-ji edition, which includes the author’s handwritten manuscript. A kakikudashi of the entire text was prepared, with dictionary-style explanatory notes for nearly every proper noun.  The new edition, with notes, Japanese readings, and index, was published on November 21, 2011.
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leader and members
Group leader: Fujita Takuji 藤田琢司
Group members: Nōnin Kōdō 能仁晃道, Abe Rie 阿部理惠

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