TAKAHASHI Yuji Tokyo National Museum, Conservation and Restoration Division, Head of Division, 保存修復課, 保存修復室長 (00356271)
CHIJIWA Itaru Kokugakuin University, Faculty of Letters, Professor, 文学部, 教授 (10013286)
EBISAWA Tadashi Waseda University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor, 文学部, 教授 (60194015)
YANAGIHARA Tohoku University, Graduate School of Arts and Toshiaki Letters, Associate Professor, 大学院・文学研究科, 助教授 (30230270)
ICHIMURA Takao Kochi University, Faculty of Education, Professor, 教育学部, 教授 (80294817)
山本 隆志 筑波大学, 大学院・人文社会系研究科, 教授 (50191416)
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¥14,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥14,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2006: ¥5,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,600,000)
Fiscal Year 2005: ¥4,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2004: ¥4,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,400,000)
The Documents of the Yuki-Familiy of Shirakawa are the ancient documents transmitted by the Yuki-Familiy, who controlled the region of Shirakawa, the connecting point between the Tohoku- and the Kanto-region. They was considered as an important family in the Medieval Japan. The archives of the Yuki-Familiy contain more than 800 documents written by important samurai warriors of Eastern Japan. Because of a lot of severe historical events from the Warring State Period until the modern times these documents dispersed in many parts of Eastern Japan. Therefore we considered, that it would be necessary, to make a historiographical research on all of these documents on the base of the present state of research.
We examined all original versions of the Documents of the Yuki-Familiy of Shirakawa at the locations, where these documents are preserved. There is only one location, Sukagawa city, where the owner did not allow the examination. During the investigation we carried out a detailed examina
tion of all original documents, we prepared a record sheet for each document and took various kind of photographs. The locations of the investigation were Shirakawa, Tokyo, Kawasaki, Sendai, Tagajo, Tsu, Gamagori, Akita, Odate and Fukui. Beyond that, we made a research trip to the Kochi Prefectural Paper Technology Center (Ino cho, Kochi Prefecture) to deepen our knowledge of"paper", the material of ancient documents.
In order to summarize the research results, we organized workshops at the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo and at several locations of our investigation two times in the first year, one times in the second year and two times in the third year. November 2006 we held the "Documents of the Yuki-Familiy of Shirakawa Summit" in Shirakawa - which included a symposium and a tour of the local historical sites - mainly targeted for the local residents. Through this event we acquainted the people with the results of our research. On the base of the research results presented by the members of our research group during the workshops and the symposium, we compiled the Report on the Research Results including 13 articles of our members. It is planned to publish a book from these articles this year.
After arranging the huge amount of the collected image and script data, we created a database, the Documents of the Yuki-Familiy of Shirakawa Union Catalog and prepared a DVD, which contains all these data. One extracted part of these data was published in the appendix of the Report on the Research Results. We are now working on the editing of the documents, in order to publish a historical source collection this year, the Collection of the Documents of the Yuki-Familiy of Shirakawa. For the publication of this collection we will need a subsidy after finishing the editing work. Less