Mizukagami


Mizukagami

Mizukagami (水鏡?) is a Japanese historical tale. It is believed to have been written in the early Kamakura period around 1195. It is widely credited to Nakayama Tadachika but the actual writer is unknown. It is the third book of the four mirror series.

It deals with the oldest time period starting with the legendary Emperor Jimmu and ending with Emperor Ninmyō. It is told by a fictitious old woman who is visited by Buddhist monk while staying at Hasedera. Unfortunately, all the facts are taken from Fusō Ryakuki (扶桑略記) written by Kōen (皇円).

See also

References

  • Brownlee, John S. Political Thought in Japanese Historical Writing: from Koyjiki (712) to Tokushi Yoron (1712). Waterloo, ON CA. Wilfrid Laurier Press: 1991 (p. 52).

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