This project aims to develop a critical online edition of a unique early modern Japanese manuscript recently acquired by the Beinecke Library. Set in 1714 in Northwestern Japan, the text represents a rare example of a 'true record' (jitsuroku-bon) detailing a samurai same-sex love affair that takes a tragic turn.
Editor of digital edition: Angelika Koch-Low
Transcription: Takenouchi Masato and Angelika Koch-Low
Japanese Translation: Takenouchi Masato
English Translation: Angelika Koch-Low with Nina Farizova, Honglan Huang, Avner Merzel, Adam Haliburton, Tom Monaghan, Mary Gilstad, Eric Esteban and Haruko Nakamura
Annotations and Research: Angelika Koch-Low
Co-ordination: Haruko Nakamura
Collaborators: Angelika Koch-Low, Takenouchi Masato, Haruko Nakamura, Nina Farizova, Honglan Huang, Adam Haliburton, Avner Merzel, Tom Monaghan, Mary Gilstad and Eric Esteban
With special thanks to Mary Anketell for proofreading and feedback.