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カテゴリー1: 8. Schools, Groups, and Personalities
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Nashiki Sukeyuki
Text (1659-1723)
A proponent of Suika Shintō of the mid-Edo period. His epistolary name was Keisai, his posthumous name was Zenju'in, and his common name was Sakyo Gondayū; he also occasionally used the lineage name Kamo. Born to the courtier Nashiki Sukenaga, who had been bestowed with the Junior Third Rank, Nashiki Sukeyuki succeeded to his father's position of priest (shinkan) at the shrine Kamo Mioya Jinja in Kyoto, and was later promoted to Senior Third rank at court. He was so skilled in composing poetry in the waka style that he was praised by Ōgimachi Kinmichi (1653-1733). He was also well-versed in Japanese history and compiled the forty-volume Nihon isshi, which attempted to reconstruct the missing parts of the third state history Nihon kōki by drawing on references in various other historical texts.
Nashiki worked to revive the old Aoi Festival at the Kamo shrine in Kyoto by enlisting the support of various parties, and in 1694 his endeavors met with success. He submitted an oath of loyalty on his own accord to Yamazaki Ansai (1618-1682) and was accepted as one of Yamazaki's disciples. With his scholarship and learning, he was soon recognized as one of the foremost disciples of Yamazaki's Suika Shintō school. Nashiki passed away on the twenty-ninth day of the first month of 1723 at the age of sixty-five. In addition to the above, his writings include Ōyashimaki, Shindai wage, Saijiki, Kasuga matsuri kyūrei, and others.

—Yazaki Hiroyuki

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