Japanese literature
Early works of Japanese literature were heavily influenced by cultural contact with China and Chinese literature, often written in Classical Chinese. Indian literature also had an influence through th...
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Japanese role-playing game
Japanese role-playing games (often initialized to JRPGs) made their first appearance during the mid 1980s. Today, there are thousands of Japanese-designed games as well as several translated games. T...
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The Tale of Genji
The Tale of Genji (源氏物語, Genji monogatari) is a classic work of Japanese literature written by the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century, aroun...
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Nihon Ryōiki
Nihon Ryōiki (日本霊異記) is an early Heian period setsuwa collection. Written by Kyōkai between 787 and 824, it is Japan's oldest collection of Buddhist setsuwa. It is three volumes in length.
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Kenyūsha
Kenyūsha (硯友社) was a writers' society in Meiji era Japan, chiefly led by Ozaki Kōyō. Its other members included Kawakami Bizan.
Thousand Cranes
Thousand Cranes (千羽鶴, Senbazuru) is a 1952 novel by Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata. The novel is divided into five episodes: "Thousand Cranes", "A Grove in the Evening Sun", "Figured Shino"...
Kanpyō Gyoki
The Kanpyō Gyoki (寛平御記, Imperial diary of the Kanpyō era) or Uda tennō gyoki (宇多天皇御記, Imperial diary of Emperor Uda) is a diary written in variant Chinese (hentai-kanbun) by Emperor Uda. It is the old...
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Japanese books
Books in Japan have a long history, which begins in the late 8th century AD. The majority of books were hand-copied until the Edo period (1603–1867), when woodblock printing became comparatively affor...
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Yomihon
Yomihon (読本, yomi-hon, "reading books") is a type of Japanese book from the Edo period (1603–1867), that was influenced by Chinese vernacular novels such as Water Margin. Unlike other Japanese...
Hiromi Itō
Hiromi Itō (伊藤 比呂美, Itō Hiromi, born September 13, 1955) is one of the most prominent women writers of contemporary Japan, with more than a dozen collections of poetry, several works of prose,...
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Setsuyōshū
The Setsuyōshū or Setchōshū (節用集, "Economical Collection" or "Collection [of words] for Everyday Use") was a popular Muromachi Period Japanese dictionary collated in iroha order and subdivided int...
Nihon Shoki
The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀, lit. Japanese Ch...
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Japanese poetry
Japanese poetry is poetry of or typical of Japan, or written, spoken, or chanted in the Japanese language, which includes Old Japanese, Early Middle Japanese, Late Middle Japanese, and Modern Japanese...
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Shinsarugakuki
Shinsarugakuki (新猿楽記, An Account of the New Monkey Music, or A Record of New Sarugaku) is an 11th-century Japanese work of fiction written by Fujiwara no Akihira (989–1066). The lead character dea...
Yukio Mishima bibliography
The bibliography of Kimitake Hiraoka, pen name Yukio Mishima, includes novels, novellas, short stories and literary essays, as well as plays that were written not only in a contemporary-style, but als...
Man'yōshū
The Man'yōshū (万葉集, literally "Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves", but see Name below) is the oldest existing collection of Japanese poetry, compiled sometime after 759 AD during the Nara period. ...
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