Kanmon Nikki (看聞日記)

Kanmon Nikki is the diary of Imperial Prince Fushiminomiya Sadafusa (Gosukoin, 1372 - 1456). This 54 volume diary consists of the main and side stories. The diary spans 33 years, from 1416 to 1448. It is generally called "Kanmongyoki."

Imperial Prince Sadafusa was the third representative of the Fushiminomiya family and the biological father of the Emperor Gohanazono. The diary is about the government and social conditions in the Shogun Yoshinori ASHIKAGA period, the private life of Imperial Prince Sadafusa, and so on. Therefore, attention is given to it in political and cultural history.

Its original book is possessed by the Imperial Household Archives, except for parts of the book that are missing.

The diary was published as a two-volume "Zokugunshoruiju hoi dai 2" by the "Classified Documents, continued" completing committee.

[Original Japanese]