Yearbook Japan, 2019, vol. 48, pp. 155–174

DOI: 10.24411/0235-8182-2019-10007

Mission from Koryŏ to Japan, 1366–1367

E.B. Sakharova

Abstract. In 1366 a mission from Korean state Koryŏ arrived in Japan. The main aim was to demand to pacify the pirates-wakō terrorizing the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula. The paper focuses on the complicated, sometimes almost detective, circumstances of this mission and includes translation of the three Korean mission documents, copies of which preserved in Japan.

Keywords: Isii Masatoshi, Japanese-Korean relations, Koryŏ, Muromachi period, wakō, “Ikoku chyōjō ki”.

Author: Sakharova Evgeniya B., Ph.D. (History), Senior researcher, Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies of National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (HSE). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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