- 県立広島大学人間文化学部紀要 (ISSN:21865590)
- vol.10, pp.81(1)-92(12), 0000
Kinnume Saionji was the husband of Hino Meishi, the author of Takemukigaki. He was killed by Godaigo-tenno on a charge of treason. Then Meishi devoted herself to moving to the Saionji principal residence and to bringing up Sanetoshi, her and late Kinmune's son, into the head of the Saionji Family. The coming of age ceremony for Sanetoshi was an auspicious event which formed a turning point in her life. So the ceremony had to be appropriately performed as that for the head of the family according to the ancient practices of the Saionji Family. The progress of the ceremony isdescribed in the second volume of Takemukigaki. The purpose of this paper is to consider the ancient practices of the Saionji Family in the coming of age ceremony for Sanetoshi from the four points of view: 1.the age at which the coming of age ceremony is performed, 2.Imperial gifts:" Kanmuri" (a crown) and" Noshi"(ordinary dresses of nobles), 3". Goi-chujyo", 4.congratulatory gifts from" Ashikaga-shogun".