|Budget Amount *help
¥2,900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,900,000)
Fiscal Year 2001 : ¥600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥600,000)
Fiscal Year 2000 : ¥500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥500,000)
Fiscal Year 1999 : ¥800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥800,000)
Fiscal Year 1998 : ¥1,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,000,000)
In these 4 years, I investigated the old manuscripts of Medieval Tales in Tokyo University , Keio University , Kyusyu University , National Institute of Japanese Literature , National Diet Library , Osyajyo Museum and so on. Then I took the photographs or made copies of the Medieval Tales , and I reprinted them. The titles of the Medieval Tales that I investigated are "Tanabata" "Amewakamiko""Iwaya-monogatari" "Goto-k i j in" " Yokihi-monogatari" "Omokage-monogatari" "Juninin-hime" "Kazashi-no-himegimi" "Syutendoji" "Fuseya-no-monogatari" "Bukehanjo-monogatari" "Tawara-Tota-emaki " "Urashimataro" "Mii-dera" "Dojoji-engi" and so on. I considered the relationship between illustrations and texts , and collected papers on Medieval Tales.
And, I bought a computer in order to input data of Medieval Tales and compare with various illustrations of them.
In 1998 I have visited and searched the old manuscripts of Medieval Tales in Harvard University , New York Public Library of U.S.A. , in British Library , British Museum, Cambridge University, Oxford University of U.K. , and in the Chester Beatty Library of Ireland. Then I found a new Medieval Tale whose name is "hinazuru" in possession of Oxford University. And I noticed that the grotesque illustrations of "Syutendoji" were metamorphdsed into mild ones owing to educational judgment for young girls.
In 2001 I visited Mtfs^en fuer Ostasiaetische Kunst , Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Staatliche Bibliothek zu Berlin in Germany. Then I read and researched "Amewakahiko-soshi-emaki" "Tsuki-o-Otohime monogatari" and so on, and could get copies of them.
On Medieval Tales I wrote 7 papers and one book, and had a research presentation for these 4 years.
In conclusion, I had a great result to find new laws of the relationship between texts and Illustrations.