A Kana letter by Hosokawa Tadaoki (1563 - 1600) to his wife written in Chirashigaki style. Upper part and lower part are in opposite direction. The National Diet Library did a great job transcribing it. This writing style was very common in letters
Botanical encyclopedia "Honzouzufu" (本草図譜: 1828) from Edo period, total 96 volumes are online. The book set contains over 2000 types of plants. Only vol. 5 to 10 were sold regularly. Other volumes were printed-on-demand type so they are very rare.
Among all of my Japanese literature papers I like this one the most “The Relationship Between Aoi no Maki Kochu and Suigensho :The Usage of the Tale of Genji Commentary in 12th-14th Century”『葵巻古注』と『水原抄』の関係 -鎌倉時代の『源氏物語』古注釈の利用
Zodiac map from 18th century Japan. Look so much like western one. The date at the end of the book said Kansei 7th year (寛政７年) which is 1795.
View and download the whole book from NDL web here.
“Notation of the Japanese Syllabary seen in the Textbook of the Meiji first Year”. By prof Takashiro Kouichi.
The change in elementary school Japanese textbook in 1900 was the main reason why most people can’t read cursive Japanese (Hentaigana) anymore.
Alice in Wonder Land was first translated to Japanese in 1910 by Maruyama Eikan. Around that time, English culture was hard to understand for Japanese kids so the translator changed Alice's name to "Ai-chan", Alice's cat as "Tama" and "tart" as Kuri Manjuu https://t.co/hbjMracD96 https://t.co/B1NqWwng1r
これからJpGUの以下のセッションで講演します。Open Science in Action: Research Data Sharing, Infrastructure, Transparency, and International Cooperation
Japan Data Repository Network (JDARN)：データリポジトリの信頼性向上を中心としたコミュニティ活動
@tkasasagi This Tōyūki’s text is not a mystery. It is the Pictural Heart Sūtra (絵心経), the so called Tayama version (田山系). There are 64 pictograms in this version. Here is an introductory paper on it by Claudia Marra:
One-inch Monk's adventure. #Issumboshi is a popular #JapaneseFolktale of an extraordinarily small boy who travels with chopstick paddles on a bowl ship and vanquishes demons with a needle sword to turn into a tall handsome man. https://t.co/rmos7chXI6 https://t.co/yWSNwYVFb5
Enjoy your #virtualtravel experiences at NDL Digital Collections!
#KawaseHasui, a prominent modern landscape print artist, visited areas all over Japan and created a great number of landscape sketches as well as prints based on those sketches. #ndldigital https://t.co/hSliSqWWiY https://t.co/TGZsh69yKy
You will be able to make the best use of #JapanSearch, a national platform for aggregating metadata of digital resources of various fields, by reading this article: "Official version of Japan Search has become available!"
"The NDL Preservation Forum—30 Years of Caring for Library Materials" looks back over 30 years of efforts by the NDL and other Japanese libraries to preserve library materials as seen through the NDL Forum on Preservation. #librarians
"Materials newly available in the Modern Japanese Political History Materials Room (9)" introduces some historical documents which are essential to understanding political events and other aspects of Japanese history. #japanesestudies