Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Man’Yōshū - Book Five

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter presents a new English translation of Manʾyōshū Book Five, containing the original text, Kana transliteration, Romanization, and Glossing and commentary. Book five comprises 114 poems traditionally considered to be in the zōka genre, although some of them can definitely be classified as banka, because they deal with death and sorrow, as well as two poems in Chinese, and a Chinese essay. There are many features that distinguish the language in book five from the language in books fifteen to twenty of the Manʾyōshū. Book five of the Manʾyōshū is important for both the history of the Japanese language, and the history of Japanese literature.

Keywords: Japanese literature; Manʾyōshū; Romanization



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Man’yōshū (Book 5) — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation