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17th CENTURY ACUPUNCTURE MANUSCRIPT
Japan: n.p., n.d. (17th century), 1807. With text and 30 full-page drawings with the traces of the energy channels. Kanji text, black ink, meridian lines indicated with red and blue ink. Original wrappers, kanji title on cover; signs of wear, wormholes and some small losses that do not affect the drawings.Important acupuncture treatise, composed in Japan in the seventeenth century. Compiled for teaching purposes, it presents itself as a tool for learning the acupuncture technique. The 30 drawings trace the fourteen major meridians and accurately indicate the most important sanjiao points, channels and where to place appropriate needles. Each illustration is accompanied by a title concerning the energy channel depicted and some technical notes, all written in kanji. At the end in three sheets a thick text in cursive writing. A purchase note written by a Buddhist monk appears with the date Bunka 4 (1807). The title is written on the upper cover and also on the recto of the first sheet.
Bookseller: Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts [United States]
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