Exploring Premodern Japan YouTube Video

Here’s an interview I recorded for the Exploring Premodern Japan YouTube channel, on premodern Japanese poetry contests (uta’awase 歌合) and my experience in translating Roppyakuban uta’awase 六百番歌合 (‘The Poetry Contest in Six Hundred Rounds’). Make sure to watch to the end, where you can hear two of the waka being formally recited to get a sense of how the audience in the competition would have heard them.

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