Shinchō kōki (信長公記?), is the chronicle of Oda Nobunaga, compiled in Edo period based on records by Ōta Gyūichi (太田牛一?), a warrior who followed Nobunaga. Shinchō kōki covers from 1568, when Nobunaga entered Kyoto until he died in 1582. The compiled chronicle consists of 16 volumes and is considered "mostly factual" and "reliable". There are number of manuscripts with different titles, as Azuchiki (安土記?) and Shinchōki (信長記?). The Chronicle is not only often quoted on the subjects related to Oda Nobunaga himself, but on other subjects as well, such as the art of tea.
Reflecting the popularity of Oda Nobunaga, versions of the Chronicle re-written in modern Japanese that were published in recent years have sold nearly ten thousand copies all together.
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- Bailey Sansom, George (1961). A history of Japan, 1334-1615. Stanford University Press. p. 423. ISBN 0-8047-0525-9.
- Digitized versions are available on the Electronic Library of the Japanese National Diet Library.
- An example search on Google Books.
- "Azuma Kagami, Nihon Shoki and yet more historical documents translated into modern Japanese (吾妻鏡」に「日本書記」… 史書の現代語版、出版続々)" (in Japanese). The Asahi Shimbun. 2008-01-04. Retrieved 2009-03-26.
- "Shinchō kōki". History of Japan (CD-ROM version) 日本史事典(三訂版) CD-ROM版) (3rd ed.). Ōbunsha. External link in
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