History of Japan

Isaac Meyer

Education, Higher Education

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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.


Episode 76 - The Ten-Thousand Leaves

November 8th, 2014

Episode 77 of 203 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.

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