Material Information

Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Added title page title:
Hogen Monogatari
Added title page title:
Tale of the Hogen Insurrection
Added title page title:
Tale of Hōgen
Place of Publication:
Publication Date:
Stich-bound illustated manuscripts ( medium )
H23.5 x W17.05cm in


Subjects / Keywords:
Japan -- History -- Hōgen and Heiji Insurrections, 1156-1159 -- Fiction ( lcsh )
日本 -- 保元の乱
アジア -- 日本 -- 関西 - 京都府 - 京都
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Japan -- Kyoto Prefecture -- Kansai -- Kyoto
35.011667 x 135.768333


These volumes are based on earlier fictionalized accounts of the Hogen Insurrection of 1156 and the Heiji insurrection of 1159, both of which are centred on power struggles within the palace in Kyoto. The tales were already being circulated by itinerant chanters (biwa hoshi) by the early Kamakura period (1185-1333) and remained popular through the centuries. The illustrations are in the style of so-called Nara ehon (Nara picture books), popular in the late 16th and 17th centuries, which are noted for their bold and brightly coloured illustrations - a simplified form of earlier Tosa court painting. Note that volume 5 of the Hogen Insurrection is incomplete. ( en )
General Note:
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General Note:
Creative Commons: Attribution-Pas d'Utilisation Commerciale (CC BY-NC). Fichiers numériques de haute résolution sont disponibles sur la SOAS, Université de Londres - le Bureau du projet de bibliothèque numérique.
General Note:
General Note:
Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.
General Note:
Purchased in 1941
General Note:
Formerly in custody of Mrs. J.J. O'Brien Sexton
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
Creative Commons (by-nc-nd). -- This image may be used in accord with Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs.
Resource Identifier:
MS 41853 A 03 ( soas manuscript number )
737183 ( aleph )