Rikkokushi (六国史), also romanized Rokkokushi, is a general term for Japan's six earliest national histories. These six books chronicle the mythology and history of Japan from the earliest times to AD 887.
History[change | edit source]
The six histories were written at the Imperial court during the eighth and ninth centuries. These works include
- Nihon shoki (Chronicle of Japan, also called Nihongi), 720
- Shoku Nihongi (Continued Chronicle of Japan, also called Shokki), 797
- Nihon kōki (Later Chronicle of Japan), 840
- Shoku Nihon kōki (Continued Later Chronicle of Japan), 869
- Nihon Montoku Tennō Jitsuroku (Veritable Record of Emperor Montoku of Japan; also called Montoku jitsuroku), 879
- Nihon Sandai Jitsuroku (Veritable Record of Three Generations [of Emperors] of Japan; also called Sandai jitsuroku), 901
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References[change | edit source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005)."Rikkokushi," Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 789-790.
- Nussbaum, "Nihon shoki" at p. 710.
- Nussbaum, "Shoku Nihongi" at p. 883.
- Nussbaum, "Nihon kōki" at p. 709.
- Nussbaum, "Shoku Nihon kōki" at pp. 883-884.
- Nussbaum, "Montoku jitsuroku" at p. 658.
- Nussbaum, "Sandai jitsuroku" at p. 816.
Further reading[change | edit source]
- Sakamoto, Tarō. (1991). The Six National Histories of Japan (tr. John S. Brownlee). Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press.