2007 年 5 巻 1 号 p. 1_51-1_60
Tsuda Sokichi (1873-1961) is a Japanese historian and thinker, known as one of the leading intellectuals in modern Japanese society. He examined Japanese way of thinking in each different era and presented a new way of Japan's esprit which would fit in his own time. In this paper, I would like to discuss his interpretation of Japanese ancient thought. In the first half, I would review Tsuda's thought on Kojiki and Nohonshoki, in contrast to the thought of Siratori Kurakiti's and Inoue Tetsuziro's. In the latter half, comparing with Tsuda's research of Chinese ancient thought, I would like to analyze Ancient Japanese sense of beauty and view of nature, their thought and feelings, all of which are important elements for their interpersonal relationship.