- 山口県立大学國際文化學部紀要 (ISSN:13427148)
- vol.3, pp.27-64, 102_a, 101_a, 1997-03-25
In its height of prosperity of Muromachi era, there existed, though the date of origin is uncertain, a legend that the founder of Ouchi, whose family was a feudal lord of seven regions of the ancient Suo, now called Yamaguchi, was born in the Country of Kudara in Korean Peninsura. His name was Prince Rinsho, third prince to the King Seimei. In the folk story there exists a datum that the year of the influx of Prince Rinsho is the first year of Jokyo (A.D. 611). This designation does not appear in The Chronicles of Japan, but in what you call "Kyushu Year-Number". This paper is to aim at the consideration of why such a mysterious way of thinking is to be seen in the reference data of Ouchi and what it means by.