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

Preliminary Material

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

The front matter section of this Man'yōshū (Book 5): A New Translation Containing the Original Text, Kana Transliteration, Romanization, Glossing and Commentary contains a table of contents, a list of charts, acknowledgements, abbreviations and a preface. The book has several long introductions (all written in Chinese) to the poems that follow. All the poems were composed between AD 724 and 733, which represents a much greater homogeneity in comparison to books one to four. Most of the poems were written by Yamanoue-no Okura (AD660-733), one of the greatest Man'yōshūs poets, who was possibly a Korean from Kudara (Paekche), or at least a descendant of Kudara immigrants to Japan.

Keywords: Japan; Man'yōshūs poets; Yamanoue-no Okura



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