This is a graphic database of over 10,000 pages of manuscripts from among the manuscripts and letters received by Takita Choin that were donated to the Museum of Modern Japanese Literature in 2010 by the family of the late Takita Choin, former editor-in-chief of the Chuo Koron. A total of 213 literary works comprising of 10,293 pages of manuscripts from 67 authors, as well as 2,638 cuts (including covers, tables of contents and copyright pages) of two-page spreads of 209 literary works first published in the Chuo Koron between 1915 and 1925 are all available as full-color graphics. In addition, the “Commentary and Bibliographic Notes to the Compendium of Manuscripts by Modern Literary Authors from the former collection of Takita Choin” is also included for reference.
Besides the authors Shiga Naoya, Tanizaki Junichiro, Satomi Ton, Tokuda Shusei, Muroo Saisei, Nogami Yaeko, Uno Chiyo and others, not only can manuscripts by cultural personalities and academics such as Tokutomi Soho be browsed, it is also possible to simultaneously read and compare the manuscripts with the actual magazine pages, and moreover to print them out in their original forms for reading off-screen.

Editorial board: 十川信介・中島国彦・紅野謙介

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Original books 滝田樗陰旧蔵原稿
Publisher Chuo Koron: Chuo Koron Sha (sourced from the original magazine).
Original publication date Chuo Koron: April 1915 (Taisho 4) - October 1925 (Taisho 14)
Number of volumes
Release date of JK October 31, 2011
Number of pages Manuscripts of 213 literary works from a total of 67 authors (10,293 cuts), and 209 literary works published for the first time in the Chuo Koron (2,638 two-page spread cuts)
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