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Japan Studies Collection: Specialized Subject Dictionaries part1

The guide provides resources to assist your research on Japan.

Biographical Dictionaries/人名・人物辞典

Online Dictionaries Accessed through UHM Library (Required valid UHM username and password)

Other Online Dictionaries

  • Heian Jinbutsu shi/平安人物志 (English / Japanese) 
    Nichibunken's database offers a Who's Who of Kyoto in the Edo period. It brings together information on literati and connoisseurs of various arts from all parts of the city and its environs.
  • Kinsei Kijinden: sei, zoku/近世畸人伝:正・続 (English / Japanese)
    Nichibunken's database provides digitized full text and prints of Kinsei kijinden (DS872.A1 K553 & DS871.75 .B36 1979 ) biographical information of people during the Tokugawa (Edo) period.

Japanese Terms and Currenet Words/現代用語

Online Dictionaries Accessed through UHM Library (Required valid UHM username and password)

Because of the passing nature of these terms and words, you need to consult issues when the terms were coined or became popular. The Library retains all the past issues in the stacks.