Published Research


  • Bushidō Kōgakkan University Lecture Series No. 128

    Author : KANNO Kakumyō

    Hello, thank you for the introduction. My name is Kanno Kakumyō. I am not a stranger here––this is actually the second time for me to give a speech at Kōgakkan University.  It was in 1979 that I prese […]

  • Characteristics of Political Thoughts

    Author : MATSU’URA Mitsunobu

    In the case of discussing the political thoughts of kokugaku, usually its point has tended to focus on the relationship between bakumatsu kokugaku and Meiji Restoration. In this regard, while various […]

  • The Legend of a Noble Adrift: A Legend from the Kumano Region and the Structure of Its Mentality

    Author : HASHIMOTO Masayuki

    Many legends and folk tales have been passed down to this day in the Kumano region of southern Mie prefecture. Upon request of the Institute of Shinto Studies of Kogakkan University, the author conduc […]

  • The History of the Great Thanksgiving Ceremony

    Author : NITTA Hitoshi

    The Daijōsai, or “Great Thanksgiving Ceremony,” originated as a ritual of rice farming, which is the root of Japanese culture, and the Daijōsai is part of the imperial enthronement ritual, which is th […]

  • Scholarship and Thought about the Sacred City of Ise in Early-Modern Japan

    Author : MATSUMOTO Takashi

    The Grand Shrine of Ise, or Jingū, was greatly revered by common people in the Edo period, and as the practice of okage mairi (mass pilgrimages to Jingū) indicates, many people visited the sacred city […]

  • Poem Tablets and Poetic Narratives: From the Viewpoint of Ritual Poetry

    Author : ENDŌ Keita

    Among excavated historical materials that contain words, there also exist poems that were written in ink. They have been thought of as materials for learning poetry; however, as the number of excavati […]

  • Kitabatake Chikafusa’s Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns

    Author : OKANO Tomohiko

    Kitabatake Chikafusa’s Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns is well known for its opening line: “The great Japan is the land of kami,” and because of this, it has been considered to be a history text resu […]

  • The Formation of the Nihonshoki and Multiple Sources

    Author : ENDŌ Keita

    Because it begins with the creation of heaven and earth, the Nihonshoki has both characteristics of a historical chronicle and a creation tale––one that tells about the origin of Japan centering on th […]

  • Supplemental Chapter: “A Re-examination of Restoration Shinto”


    The first of the three chapters in this monograph examined the relationship between Takamasa and Atsutane; the second one discussed Takamasa’s view on kokugaku shitaijin (the four highly esteemed scho […]

  • The Formation and Development of the “Poem Offering” (Horaku Waka)

    Author : Fukatsu Mutsuo

    Hōraku waka is generally understood as “waka (thirty-one-syllable poems, literally “Japanese songs”) offered to kami (deities) and hotoke (buddhas) for hōraku (the benefits of the Buddhist Dharma)” ac […]