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A Guide to Premodern Japanese Literature

Your companion to navigate from HEIAN to EDO literature.


This is a subject guide for those who would like to begin learning Premodern Japanese Literature at WashU.

***Please be noted that this LibGuide, "Premodern Japanese Literature" includes all literature up to 1867 CE.***

If you are not familiar with the topic, yet, please proceed to the page of "Introduction for Beginners."

Other than that, please proceed to applicable pages, such as Encyclopedias, or any pages toward further down all of which primarily consist of materials written in the Japanese language with occasional assistance in English.

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Link for Youtube guide on how to use "miwo" 4分でわかる「みを」アプリの使い方 

        Click Here for YouTube link.