Shoku Nihongi

797 Book by Fujiwara no Tsuginawa

Shoku Nihongi (続日本紀) is an ancient history of Japan written in 797.[1]

This work is the second of the Rikkokushi ("Six National Histories"). It was written after the Nihon Shoki and before the Nihon Kōki.[1]

Sugeno Mamichi was the main editor.[1]

Shoku Nihongi is a primary historical source of information about Japan's Nara period.

The work covers the 95-year period from the beginning of Emperor Mommu's reign in 697 until the 10th year of Emperor Kammu's reign in 791.[1] The text is an account of nine imperial reigns.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shoku Nihongi" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 883.
  2. Bender, Ross. "Performative Loci of Shoku Nihongi Edicts, 749-770" Archived 2012-02-09 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2011-12-29.

Further reading

  • Sakamoto, Tarō. (1991). The Six National Histories of Japan (tr. John S. Brownlee). Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press.

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