Essays in Idleness: The Tsurezuregusa of Kenkō | Study Guide

Yoshida Kenkō

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Kenkō

Yoshida Kenkō (c. 1283–1350) was a Japanese writer and Buddhist monk who is considered the most significant author of his era. The brief essays collected in Essays in Idleness provide evidence of Kenkō's attention to the details of society and human life. Essays in Idleness also demonstrates Kenkō's Buddhist understanding of the world, its beauty, and its challenges. Its varied passages reveal Kenkō's personal and engaging voice as he examines practical daily activities and larger philosophical truths.

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