The Jinkōki of Yoshida Mitsuyoshi

  • Ken’ichi Sato
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 39)


Yoshida Mitsuyoshi (1598–1672) published the Jinkōki first in 1627. This was a problem book of elementary mathematics for everyday use but it also contained many interesting problems which attracted readers. This book became so popular that there have been more than 300 versions published during the Edo era (1603–1868) in Japan. In these notes, we shall survey the first edition of the Jinkōoki, and the problems which were added in later editions.


Challenge Problem Ming Dynasty Additional Content Total Price Chestnut Tree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wasan InstituteTokyoJapan

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