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The Joseon Royal Envoy Soochangsi (poem)

  • Nationality KOREA, Japan
  • Quantity 1
  • Era 1683
  • Exhibition Place -
  • Material paper
  • Size(cm) 935.0×29.0

Exchange of poetry between royal envoy Seong Wan (成琬, 1639–?), an official litterateur sen to Japan in 1682 (second year of Tenna),

secretary Yi Dam-ryeong (李聃齡, ?–?), and Yamada Genkin (山田原欽, 1666-1693). As expressed by the lines

“A poet of Joseon came by ship and horse, such as a deity might ride, stirring new excitement around Japan (仙査驛馬載詩人 到處定知發興新),”

for Japanese writers, literary interchange with Royal Envoys offeed a variety of interesting and meaningful opportunities.

Such Korean-Japanese literary interchange by Royal Envoys became a sort of tradition,

establishing a literary genre called “envoy travel literature.”

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