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Rikkokushi (六国史), also romanized Rokkokushi, is a general term for Japan's six earliest national histories.[1] These six books chronicle the mythology and history of Japan from the earliest times to AD 887.

History[change | change source]

The six histories were written at the Imperial court during the eighth and ninth centuries. These works include

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005)."Rikkokushi," Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 789-790.
  2. Nussbaum, "Nihon shoki" at p. 710.
  3. Nussbaum, "Shoku Nihongi" at p. 883.
  4. Nussbaum, "Nihon kōki" at p. 709.
  5. Nussbaum, "Shoku Nihon kōki" at pp. 883-884.
  6. Nussbaum, "Montoku jitsuroku" at p. 658.
  7. Nussbaum, "Sandai jitsuroku" at p. 816.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Sakamoto, Tarō. (1991). The Six National Histories of Japan (tr. John S. Brownlee). Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press.