Japanese Text Initiative

The University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center and the University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library are pleased to sponsor the Japanese Text Initiative, a collaborative effort to make texts of classical Japanese literature available on the World Wide Web. I haven’t read through the site yet, but it appears appropriate only for intermediate to advanced levels. There appear to be some really good novels and stories here. Some of the texts are given in multiple versions (with furigana, romaji, original/modern, English translation). Usually, these multiple versions can be displayed side by side in frames. Very cool. Finally, there is a search function which could be quite useful if you wanted to find examples of a grammar pattern or vocabulary word in literature.

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