Premodern Language

Classical Japanese Practice

Kuzushiji Reading Resources [+]

Texts

  • くずし字で「百人一首」を楽しむ  (WorldCat)
  • くずし字で「東海道中膝栗毛」を楽しむ : 古文書入門  (WorldCat)
  • くずし字で「おくのほそ道」を楽しむ (WorldCat)
  • 一週間で読めるくずし字. 古今集・新古今集(WorldCat)
  • 一週間で読めるくずし字. 伊勢物語 (WorldCat)
  • 古文書くずし字 200 (WorldCat)
  • 覚えておきたい, 古文書くずし字 500(WorldCat)
  • 基礎古文書のよみかた (WorldCat)

About Kuzushiji/Basic Introductions

These sites provide simple introductions to kuzushiji and in many cases practice materials you can use to get started with basic forms.

くずし字解読講座テキスト一覧(古文書解読) Kuzushiji Kaidoku Kōza Text Ichiran (Komonjo Kaidoku)
http://www.tosyokan.pref.shizuoka.jp/contents/history/kuzushi.html

くずし字を学ぶ Kuzushiji o Manabu
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/itunes-u/kuzushi-ziwo-xuebu/id651357086

変体仮名あぷりThe Hentaigana App
http://alcvps.cdh.ucla.edu/support/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.waseda.hentaigana

KuLA Kuzushiji App
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/kuzushi-zi-xue-xi-zhi-yuanapurikula/id1076911000?l=en&mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=yuta.hashimoto.kula

古文書なび Komonjo Navi
http://komonjyonavi.web.fc2.com/index.html

Reference Sites:

These sites provide reference materials, such as dictionaries or commonly used character forms. They may be difficult to use at first, but are immensely helpful once you familiarize yourself with their individual methods for looking up characters.

古文書事始ネット Komonjogoto hajime netto
http://komonjo.riok.net/

Kuzushi ji Cross Search (Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo)
http://clioz39.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ships/ZClient/W34/

Database of Kuzushiji くずし字字典 (Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo)
http://wwwap.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ships/shipscontroller-e

江戸時代の変体仮名・変体仮名一覧表 Edo Jidai no Hentaigana- Hentaigana Ichiranhyō
http://hikog.gokenin.com/hentaiganaichiranhayamihyou.html
http://hikog.gokenin.com/hiraganagojuonjun.html

Primary Sources for Reading Practice (With Reading Guides):

These sites provide convenient primary sources for reading practice, but also some form of guide to help the read along, whether it is a transcription of the document into modern Japanese or a read-along mouseover that can be used to quiz yourself as you go.

Komonjo (Princeton University) [+]
http://komonjo.princeton.edu/

女性関連資料 Josei Kanren Shiryō
http://www.lib.nara-wu.ac.jp/nwugdb/jindex.html

伊勢物語の世界 Ise Monogatari no Sekai
http://www.lib.nara-wu.ac.jp/nwugdb/iseindex.html

江戸時代紀行文集 Edo-jidai Kikō Bunshū
http://www.lib.nara-wu.ac.jp/nwugdb/kindex.html

春日権現霊験記繪巻 Kasuga Gongen Genki Emaki
http://mahoroba.lib.nara-wu.ac.jp/y04/

劇場訓蒙図彙 Shibai Kinmō Zui
http://www2.ntj.jac.go.jp/dglib/contents/learn/ebook01/

『源氏物語』画像 Genji Monogatari Gazō
http://dglb01.ninjal.ac.jp/lcgenji_image/

奈良絵本室町時代物語 (Hiroshima University) Nara Ehon Muromachi Jidai Monogatari
http://opac.lib.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/portal/dc/kyodo/naraehon/muromachi_top.html

甲州法度之次第Kōshū hatto no shidai
http://rarebook.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/koshu/

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