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NCC Outreach Working Group: Pre-modern Literature/History

Pre-modern Literature/History

Directory of Overseas Collections of Old and Rare Japanese Books, Other Print Materials and Manuscripts

Information on libraries and museums outside of Japan that hold old and rare Japanese materials,

including manuscripts, printed books, and single sheet items, such as maps and ukiyoe prints.


Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo

Provides access to many databases, including database of the Komonjos and database of Dai Nihon Shiryo


Japanese Text Initiative 

Web texts of classical Japanese literature in Japanese characters


NIJL Database of Pre-Modern Japanese Works

A web portal specializing in pre-modern Japanese works. Users can access high-resolution high-definition images as well as

information on Pre-modern Japanese books held separately by multiple institutions from a single database


NIJL Union Catalog of Early Japanese Books

A bibliographic database that provides information on Japanese classical literary works


Waseda Database of Japanese and Chinese Classics

Provides public access to the Waseda University Library's collection of Japanese and Chinese classics, in the form of

bibliographical information, related scholarly materials, as well as full-text images


Web Library of Japanese Literature 

Pre-modern Japanese Literature Library


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