Man'yoshu, Japanese Poetry Anthology
(c. 600-c. 759)

A text from the Man'yoshu

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  • Name: Man'yoshu
  • Known as: The Anthology of Ten Thousand Leaves
  • Dates: c. 600-c. 759
  • Place: Japan
  • Languages: Chinese, Japanese
  • What it is: Japanese poetry anthology reflecting Chinese traditions of Dao, Confucianism, and Buddhism, but also the uniquely-Japanese Shinto sentiments; probably compiled by Otomo no Yakamochi,

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