This page contains digital archives, reference, databases, and portals related to all periods and genres of Japanese literature. Resources provided on this page include:
These databases contain information about literature and publications, rather than texts themselves.
These reference resources cover all periods of literature, from pre-modern to contemporary, and provide information about works, genres, periods, and authors.
These resources contain original translations of Japanese works into English and other Western languages. They contain actual translations, rather than translation bibliographies.
These digital archives provide text and page images of works from the pre-modern and early modern periods to approximately 1867.
These digital archives provide text and page images, as well as search and indices, of works from the Meiji period through contemporary literature. They are necessarily limited by copyright restrictions.
Mostly focusing on haiku, these sites and databases contain full text of works of poetry from both premodern and modern periods.
These portals contain guides and lists of links to other sites and databases on the web relating to literature.
Wahon 和本 are Japanese-style books of a variety of binding sizes and styles. Here, the list is focused on literature published as wahon through the Edo period and beyond.