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Resources for Japan Scholars: ‘Aozora Bunko’ Open-Access Digital Library

‘Aozora Bunko’ Open-Access Digital Library

Aozora Bunko logoAozora Bunko is a digital repository with an expansive collection of Japanese fiction and non-fiction, comprised largely of titles no longer under copyright. Titles include classic works of Japanese literature, and can be freely viewed and downloaded from the site. The majority of titles are in Japanese, although English-language translations of some works are available. Website in Japanese only.

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Main image: Sourced from Centre for Open Data in the Humanities’ Kuzushiji Dataset (Source)

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