No.7, March 2005 (340 pages)
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Cover illustration: from Kumagusu's Diary, 1922.
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Antinomy between Environmental Protection and Commonage by Minakata's Opposition to the Merger of Minor Shrines
"When" did Canis lupus hodophilax extinguish ?: Hiraiwa Yonekichi and Minakata Kumagusu
An attempt at Tracing the Processes of Minakata's English Writings: Two unpublished Treatises Posted to the 'Nature' Magazine
Minakata's Studies on Konjaku-Monogatari-Shu during Taisho Period VI
Minakata Kumagusu's Diary: May - August 1919
Content List of "Kayo Zuihitsu", Book Nine (1)
Three New Letters from Minakata to Toki Horyu
Correspondence between Tsuji Seikichi and Minakata Kumagusu
Minakata's Letters to Koaze Shiro in 1929 (January - June)
Kumagusu's Unpublished Writings Copied and Left in the Old Minakata Residence
Minakata Kumagusu and Shirai Mitsutaro, a natural historian
Structure of Memory Function by Minakata Kumagusu
Minakata Kumagusu's Unpublished English Writings - Letters to 'Notes and Queries' magazine
The Completion of the Association of Minakata Kuamgusu Archives [in Japanese]
News and Reports: Symposium 'The Forest of Minakata Kumagusu', Minakata Kumagusu Honji no kai in Tokoyo/ in Tanabe, Kumagusu Kansai, Scientific Research Grant for Kuamgusu's autographic documents
Information: Publication of the Catalogue of Minakata Kumagusu Library and Materials
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Part I consists of four papers. Harada, referring to the recent views on minor shrines merger policy in the disciplines of historical and sociological sciences, attempts to re-examine Kumagusu's protest movement in the context of local economy. Shimura brings into light the crossing point of the fate of Japanese indigenous Wolf and Kumagusu. Tamura scrutinises the background of Kumagusu's treatisese posted to (and eventually never appeared on) the 'Nature' magazine. Komine's serial report on Kumagusu's readings of Konjaku Monogatari comes to the end of the Taisho period.
Part II presents six new publications of Kumagusu's autographic documents. "Minakata Kumagusu's Diary: May - August 1919" is to partly fill the lacunae of publications of his diary. "Content List of 'Kayo Zuihitsu', Book Nine (Part I)" shows Kumagusu's readings of Japaense Literature. "Letters from Minakata Kumagusu to Toki Horyu" are last three housed in the Old Minakata Residence and left undocumented. "Correspondence between Tsuji Seikichi and Minakata Kumagusu" consists of newly reported letters from Minakata to one of his important patrons and relating documents in the Old Minakata Residence. "Minakata's Letters to Koaze Shiro in 1929 (January - June)" are the prime sources for Kumagusu's days just before Emperor Hirohito's visit to Wakayama. "Kumagusu's Unpublished Writings" are the copied drafts made for earlier publication but left unpublished until today.
Part III consists of papers and document publication in Western style pagination. Goma looks through the life-long exchange between Minakata and Shirai Mitsutaro referring to the common background of 'Natural History'. Undo tries to substantiate his theory of Minakata's memory function by analysing his Japanese writings. Minakata Kumagusu's Unpublished English Writings are his letters written for "Notes and Queriese" magazine but left eventually unpublished.
(Summarized by the editor)
Chapter 3 title page: Kumagusu's autoportrait after 'November - Michikaze' (Hanafuda Playing Cards, cf "Minakata Kumagusu's Unpublished English Writings"), from Diary of 1886.
Back cover: Sketch of a centipede (cf "Diary" 1919. 8.30), from Diary of 1922.