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Japanese Digital Resources: Material Culture

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

Kotenseki 古典籍

These are sites with information about premodern books, or kotenseki 古典籍.




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.

Seals 印鑑


Media and Images

Image and other media databases related to print and material culture through Japanese history.