Japanese Literature Information and Resources in the Best of the Web Directory

Japanese Literature Information and Resources

  • Horagai

    Online magazine presented by Japanese critic, Kato Koiti. With several pages in English including information on Isikawa Jun and Abe Kobo, plus an literature links flagged by language.

  • The Japanese Literature Home Page

    Provides news of the Japanese literary scene, a history of Japanese literature, timelines, authors and works, a gallery of Zoshigaya Cemetery, and an archive.

  • National Institute of Japanese Literature

    Site in Japanese and English explains the role of the institute and provides advice on using their archives, their research activities, and events.

  • Nobelprize.org: The Nobel Prize in Literature 1968

    Displays a photograph of Yasunari Kawabata, a biography, bibliography, and the author's Nobel lecture in text format. Includes a sound recording of the author and a video clip of the event.

  • Ogura Hyakunin Isshu; 100 Poems by 100 Poets

    Introduces the influential thirteenth-century compilation and includes a revision of the 1917 English translation by Clay MacCauley, plus notes on the translation, and the original tortured version.

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