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Resources for Japan Scholars: Colbase (Collections of National Museums, Japan)

Colbase (Collections of National Museums, Japan)

Colbase, short for ‘Integrated Collections Database of the National Museums, Japan’, showcases the collections of Japan’s four national museums (in Kyoto, Kyushu, Nara and Tokyo), as well as the collection of the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. Can be browsed in English, as well as Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

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

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