There are several ways to render historical kana (commonly known as variant kana or hentaigana 変体仮名) in our writing or … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Inputting Historical Kana: Installing a Font for “Hentaigana”
Most people involved in Japanese studies with access to a smartphone or tablet will be aware of the kuzushiji (cursive … Continue reading Practicing Reading Cursive Japanese with Miwo
Since the launch of iOS 15 and an iPadOS 15.1, iPhone and iPad users have been able to use Live … Continue reading Live Text for Japanese
Scholars of Christianity in Japan will undoubtedly come across the work of Uchimura Kanzō 内村鑑三 (1861-1930) during their research. Uchimura’s … Continue reading A Review of Uchimura Kanzō Zenshū: DVD Edition
Inspired by a workshop given by Dr. Alex Mallett (Waseda University) that I attended in May last year, I recently … Continue reading Transkribus and Kirishitanban: Some Initial Experiments
Japan Search is a searchable portal that aggregates content from digital archives from, at present, 125 different databases managed by … Continue reading Japan Search: Much ado about nothing
Today I am happy to introduce the second and final part of our interview with Prof. Hashimoto Yuta (National Museum … Continue reading Minna de Honkoku and the Cambridge Summer School in Japanese Early Modern Palaeography: An Interview, Part 2
Long term readers of the Digital Orientalist will likely remember pieces that I wrote on “Digital Resources for Japanese Palaeography” … Continue reading Minna de Honkoku and the Cambridge Summer School in Japanese Early Modern Palaeography: An Interview, Part 1
When conducting research on documents pertaining to the Ashio Copper Mine Incident at Sano City Museum in late 2020, I … Continue reading How about a copy stand?
With the rise of smartphone technology, the market for electronic dictionaries (J. Denshi jisho 電子辞書) has gradually shrunk. When I … Continue reading Denshi Jisho: Are they still worth your time?