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ID No. KL044 
Title Tengu no Dairi - The Palace of the Long-Nosed Goblins 
Time Kan'ei-Shoho Periods (1624-48) 
Type of cover  
Alternate Title  
Format Woodblock-printed. 
Document type Tanrokubon (hand-coloured in red and green). 
Volumes 2 vols. 
Call number 110X-457 
Dimensions(cm) 26.0x17.7 
Cover title  
Title at start of text Tengu no dairi. 
Title on added cover slip  
Title on box  
Text per page 10 lines of text per page. 
Height of text 20.2 
Type of paper Mulberry paper. 
Reproduced in 'Muromachi jidai monogatari taisei' (Collection of tales from the Muromachi Period), vol. 9. 
Classification warriors, personification & monsters  
Summary As a boy of 7 the warrior hero Minamoto Yoshitsune entered a temple on Mount Kurama to study Buddhism. At the age of 15 he visits the Palace of the Long-Nosed Goblins (tengu) which lies within the mountain. The chief of the tengu acts as his guide through the Palace and shows him the various martial arts of the tengu. Yoshitsune then meets his father Yoshitomo, who has become the Buddha Dainichi Nyorai, and vows to destroy the Taira family, arch-rivals of the Minamoto clan. Yoshitomo is delighted and shows his son what the future holds for him, telling him of how he will meet the monk Benkei and Lady Joruri, of how he will try to steal the secret Chinese martial arts treatise of Kiichi Hogen and other adventures. 
Special features 'Tengu no dairi' belongs to the group of military tales known as hoganmono, hogan (magistrate) being one of the official titles borne by Yoshitsune. The life of Yoshitsune was the inspiration for a large number of otogizoshi and these in turn are connected to works in other genres of medieval Japanese literature including: 'Gikeiki' (Life of Yoshitsune), 'Gempei Seisuiki' (Chronicle of the fortunes of the Minamoto and Taira), the Noh play 'Kurama Tengu' (The Tengu of Kurama) and the kowakamai dance piece 'Miraiki' (Chronicle of the future). From the way the texts of many of the Edo Period manuscripts are divided into separate sections it is clear that they came to be used as katarimono (narrated pieces). Keio University Library also has two manuscripts of the same story dating from the Muromachi Period. 
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