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What is the Hyakugo Archives?

東寺百合文書 (Toji Hyakugo Monjo) refers to a collection of medieval Japanese documents originally preserved at Toji, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The huge collection comprises nearly 25,000 documents spanning roughly 1,000 years, from the 8th to 18th centuries. The bulk of the collection dates from the 14th and 15th centuries.

Toji Hyakugo Monjo today belongs to Kyoto Prefecture, which purchased it from Toji in 1967. It is housed in a storage facility of the Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives. (Continue →)

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