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Illustrated Japanese Manuscripts

This aim of this scholarly blog is to present the interdisciplinary research programme « Edo manuscripts with narrative paintings from the Manuscript department and other French collections : the Shuhanron emaki [Rouleau illustré sur les mérites comparés du saké et du riz/ Illustrated Scroll on the compared merits of sake and rice] », which was voted as part of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France’s 3-year research plan (2010-2012).
This workshop, set-up and hosted by Claire-Akiko Brisset (Université Paris Diderot / UMR 8155), Estelle Leggeri-Bauer (Inalco / CEJ) and Véronique Béranger (BnF / Département des manuscrits) focuses on the study of illustrated manuscripts belonging to the French collections. The workshop was launched in October 2009 with the study of a copy of the Shuhanron emaki dating back to the Muromachi period and preserved at the BnF. The four successive paintings of this scroll illustrate a debate on food reflecting a deeper, religious dispute that aimed to establish the pre-eminence of Tendai Buddhism and the warrior class.

For more information, click here to consult the blog : http://manuscritsjaponais.hypotheses.org/