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Japanese Digital Resources: Music and Theater

A guide to mostly free online resources and software that facilitates Japanese research and study.


These reference sources, including encyclopedias and dictionaries, facilitate research in music and performing arts in Japan and elsewhere in Asia.

Digital Archives - Performing Arts

These digital archives relate to all kinds and periods of performing arts in Japan, and include texts and images as well as recordings and complex media objects.

Digital Archives - Recordings

These digital archives contain music and other recordings available in the public domain, or are searchable catalogs of recordings available for listening in various institutions.