今昔物語集(鈴鹿本)
Konjaku monogatarishu (Suzuka ver.)

Konjaku monogatarishu is the largest collection of stories in Japan.

It consists of stories in three parts of the world - India, China and Japan, namely all the world the then Japanese could imagine.

The complete collection is composed of 31 volumes, only 28 of which are extant, including more than one thousand stories. In addition to this enormous quantity, as the worldview depicted in the stories extends to every layer of the society, the value of this collection is far beyond just that of literature pieces when studying history, folklore, religions, geography, and ideological history.

Without any preface, postface or anything of that sort attached to it, its anthologists and creation year are unknown.

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