This podcast, assembled by a PhD student in History at the University of Washington, covers the entire span of Japanese history. Each week we'll tackle a new topic, ranging from prehistoric Japan to the modern day.
November 8th, 2014
Episode 77 of 180 episodes
We're turning our attention this week to Japan's first classic of poetry: the Man'yoshu, or theCollection of Ten-Thousand Leaves.We'll trace the origins of the work as well as its cultural impact through the ages, and talk about why it is we should care about a bunch of poems some of which date back to times contemporary with the Roman Empire.