No.200 2017 January

Contents

Special Features
Japanese Swords

Introduction to the Special Features

Spiritual Aspect of Japanese Swords

(KOSETO-HORYU Emi)
Special Feature 1
Insights into Materials of Old Swords
(YOSHIDA Hideyuki)
Special Feature 2
Afurinotsurugi, the Sword Made from Meteorite Iron
(Hokke Saburo Nobufusa the Ninth)
Special Feature 3
Ritual Practices and Swords: Focusing on Kazaritachi
(KONDO Yoshikazu)
Special Feature 4

The Significance of Warriors’ Swords in Medieval Japan

(TANAKA Hiroki)

Columns

Gokaden: The Five Traditions of the Koto Period (KOSETO-HORYU Emi)
The Role of Legendary Swords in the Popular Culture of Edo (Okubo Junichi)

Witness to History
Photographic Introduction to Items from the Collection

Reflection of the Times in Utatane Soshi: Ishiyamadera Temple and the Worship of Murasaki Shikibu (IKEDA Shinobu)

Invitation to History

Special Exhibition “Explore the Digital World of Historical Materials!” (Suzuki Takuzi)

Rekihaku Research Updates (Part 58)

“What is Engi-shiki?”
Multidisciplinary Research on the Engi-shiki: Japan’s Ancient Encyclopedia

(OGURA Shigeji)

Museum Exhibitions Today (Part 52)

Gunma Prefectural Museum of History (2)
Highlights of the New Comprehensive Exhibition

(YANASE Daisuke)

Book Review

Rakuchu Rakugaizu Byobu (Scenes In and Around Kyoto Screens): Interpreting the Depicted Images of Kyoto” Written by KOJIMA Michihiro

(KAWAUCHI Masayoshi)

Featured Exhibition

Special Exhibition “Taiwan and Japan: The History of Earthquakes through Modern and Contemporary Period” (ARAKAWA Shoji)

Updates on Featured Exhibition

Rekihaku News