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Resources for Japan Scholars: Ukiyo-e Portal Database

Ukiyo-e Portal Database

Hosted by Ritsumeikan University’s Art Research Centre, this database facilitates detailed searches of ukiyo-e that are catalogued in the pubic domain. Users can search according to censor’s seal, publisher, printer, characters depicted, and can also drill down into details of kabuki performances depicted, using fields for searching specific actors, play titles, theatres and performance dates.

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

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