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Shin Nihon Kotenseki Sōgō Dētabēsu 新日本古典籍総合データベース

Alternate Titles: Database of Pre-Modern Japanese Works

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Constructed by the National Institute of Japanese Literature, this database provides access to high-definition images of pre-modern Japanese manuscripts and publications held separately by multiple institutions in Japan.

In addition to text search feature, the database offers an keyword/term search utilizing tagged images/texts. It also provides Recommended Keywords, Featured Content, and Access Ranking. Each book (work) stored in the database has a unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier) assigned to it.



Quick guide (Japanese)

Quick guide (English)

User manual (Japanese)

Kuzushiji search guide (Japanese)

Kuzushiji search guide (English)

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Asian Studies; Japanese

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