Kamo no Chōmei Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Bundy, Roselee. “Santai Waka: Six Poems in Three Modes.” Monumenta Nipponica 49, no. 2 (summer 1994): 197-227.

Provides an overview and analysis of the Santai Waka.

———. “Santai Waka: Six Poems in Three Modes: Part 2.” Monumenta Nipponica 49, no. 3 (autumn 1994): 261-86.

Provides further analysis of the Santai Waka.

Kato, Shuichi. “The Second Turning Point.” In A History of Japanese Literature: The First Thousand Years, pp. 207-66. London: The Macmillan Press, 1979.

Kato notes Chōmei's keen observational abilities and interest in verifying facts.

Kawashima, Terry. “Performing Sinners: The Asobi and the Buddhist Discourse of Tsumi.Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 12, no. 1 (2001): 43-57.

Examines a story included in the Hosshinshū concerning an asobi, or professional female entertainer.

Pandey, Rajyashree. “Suki and Religious Awakening: Kamo no Chōmei's Hosshinshū.Monumenta Nipponica 47, no. 3 (autumn 1992): 299-321.

Examines Chōmei's attempt to integrate his art with his vocation as a Buddhist priest.

Additional coverage of Chōmei's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 203.