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The Shasekishū (沙石集), also read as Sasekishū[1][2] ,[3] translated into English as Sand and Pebbles, is a five-volume collection of Buddhist parables written by the Japanese monk Mujū in 1283 during the Kamakura period.

It is best known in English for an excerpt included in 101 Zen Stories.


  1. ^ Watanabe (1966:57)
  2. ^ Nihon Koten Bungaku Daijiten (1986:896-897)
  3. ^ Kubota (2007:166)


  • Kubota, Jun (2007). Iwanami Nihon Koten Bungaku Jiten (in Japanese). Iwanami Shoten. ISBN 978-4-00-080310-6.
  • Nihon Koten Bungaku Daijiten: Kan'yakuban. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten. 1986. ISBN 4-00-080067-1.
  • Watanabe, Tsunaya (1966). Nihon Koten Bungaku Taikei 85: Shasekishū (in Japanese). Iwanami Shoten. ISBN 4-00-060085-0.