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Resources for Japan Scholars: Database of Folklore Illustrations

Database of Folklore Illustrations

Produced by Japan’s International Research Centre for Japanese Studies (also known as ‘Nichibunken’), this database displays items such as ukiyo-e prints, illustrations, books and scrolls from the Edo period that are related to folklore and held in the Nichibunken collection. English-language functionality is limited to browsing level only.

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

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