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, Paula Curtis 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, Eric Esteban, Yachiyo Roberts, Jooyeon Hahm and Paula Curtis.
With special thanks to Mary Anketell for proofreading and feedback.