Kitamura Kigin

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Kitamura Kigin is known as the compiler of the first major printed collection of commentaries on the Tale of Genji.

He was a student of Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu.


  • Rebeckah Clements, "Speaking in Tongues? Daimyo, Zen Monks, and Spoken Chinese in Japan, 1661–1711," The Journal of Asian Studies Vol. 76, No. 3 (August) 2017: 605.