永田聴泉琴楽資料について -上野学園日本音楽資料室蔵書を中心として- The <i>qin</i> materials of Nagata Chosen preserved at the Research Archives for Japanese Music, Ueno Gakuen College

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Nagata Chosen (1872-1937) was a sinologist and one of the last <i>qin</i> _??_ Players to inherit the <i>qin</i> tradition of Toko-zenji Shin'etsu (Ch. Xin-yue _??__??_, 1639-1712), the founder of the <i>qin</i> tradition in Japan. Nagata Chosen, named Takashige, styled Shijun, with the literary name Chosen and the common name Junjiro, was born in the village of Minami Toyoshima, Toyonogun, Osaka-fu, on 20 January, 1872. He studied sinology and was excellent at composing Chinese poems. He began his study of the <i>qin</i> under the instruction of Obata Shoha (1855-1936) and later mastered the instrument under Mega Yusho (1826-1896). In the drafts of his lectures on the music of the <i>qin</i> he called himself the eighth descendant in the Kansai district of the <i>qin</i> tradition of Shin'etsu. Engaging in earnest research into the history of the <i>qin</i> and its music in both China andJapan, he tried to maintain and promote the <i>qin</i> tradition through his lectures and broadcasting.<br>Chosen's <i>qin</i> materials which are now preserved at the Research Archives for Japanese Music, Ueno Gakuen College, are classified into the following three groups: (1) printed <i>qin</i> handbooks; (2) hand-written <i>qin</i> manuscripts; and (3) drafts for his lectures and broadcasts, letters, genealogies of the <i>qin</i> tradition of Shin'etsu, and other miscellaneous documents.<br>(1) Only three printed <i>qin</i> handbooks are preserved: a part of the <i>Qin-xue-cong-shu</i> _??__??__??__??_ (<i>Qin-sui</i> _??__??_4 vols., <i>Qin-hua</i> _??__??_4 vols., <i>Qin-bu</i> _??__??_3 vols.), the <i>Cheng-yi-dang-qin-bu-da-chuan</i> _??__??__??__??__??__??__??_, and the <i>Qin-xue-ru-men</i> _??__??__??__??_.<br>(2) (a) Nine manuscripts which can be ascribed to Chosen's transcription, including five of (J.) <i>Toko-kimpu</i> _??__??__??__??_. (b) (J.) <i>Dankin</i> _??__??_ by Matsui Yuseki (1859-1926) and two manuscripts of <i>Toko-kimpu</i> once owned by Ga Reishi. The transcribers of these manuscripts are unknown.<br>(3) Some drafts for broadcasts and lectures madethrough Osaka Chuo Broadcasting Corporation on 29 May, 1927, and read at the Buddhist Hall in Osaka on 2 November, 1935. Among five letters three were addressed to Chosen by Matsui Yuseki, and mention the sources of some <i>qin</i> handbooks. One of the three genealogical tables of the <i>qin</i> tradition after Shin'etsu is written very precisely with concise remarks on each <i>qin</i> performer, and emphasises the tradition of the Kansai district. Among miscellaneous documents are: the program for a concert in memory of Shin'etsu held at the Kanzanji temple in Osaka on 4 November, 1926; letters of invitation to the concert; an article concerning the concert taken from the newspaper <i>Geijutsu-tsushin</i>, issue of 15 November, 1926; and so on.<br>His intensely scholarly attitude towards the investigation of many <i>qin</i> handbooks and the correction of errors in hand-writing in the manuscripts give evidence of his accomplishment on the instrument. The drafts made for his lectures and broadcasts also illustrate his enthusiastic inquiry into the history and techniques of <i>qin</i> music. Yuseki's letters to Chosen suggest that they were close friends and that Chosen was greatly assisted by Yuoseki's knowledge of the <i>qin</i> tradition and of <i>qin</i> handbooks. Yuseki wrote <i>Dankin</i>, a book in two volumes on <i>qin</i> music and <i>qin</i> players in Japan. This book seems not to have been published, but was copied and preserved by Chosen and Obata Shoun, the eldest son of Shoha, although the second volume is not found in Chosen's <i>qin</i> materials.<br>According to Chosen's <i>qin</i> genealogy after Shin'etsu, the first transmitters of the tradition were Hitomi Chikudo and Sugiura Kinzen, the second Onoda Tozen, the third transmitter and the founder of the Kansai tradition was Sugiura Baigaku, the fourth Nagata Rado, the fifth the priest Chokai, the sixth

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  • Toyo ongaku kenkyu : the journal of the Society for the Research of Asiatic Music

    Toyo ongaku kenkyu : the journal of the Society for the Research of Asiatic Music 1984(49), 71-93,L2, 1984

    The Society for Research in Asiatic Music (Toyo Ongaku Gakkai, TOG)

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130003849515
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00169676
  • Text Lang
    UNK
  • Article Type
    文献目録
  • ISSN
    0039-3851
  • NDL Article ID
    2693199
  • NDL Source Classification
    J63;U91;J63#2
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZK8(芸術--音楽・舞踊・演劇・映画)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z11-381
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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