This is a digitized version of all 15 volumes (17 books) of one of the largest encyclopedias of Japanese history.
It encompasses every aspect of Japan's history and includes entries in related fields such as archaeology, folklore, religion, art, Japanese language, Japanese literature and geography.
The interface of the digital version allows you to search among the main entries (approximately 54,000 entries) as well as subentries (approximately 4,000 entries carefully chosen from subentries of all levels). In addition, you can conduct a search by specifying only the references or authors as well as the illustrations.

Contents information

Original books 国史大辞典
Publisher Yoshikawa Kobunkan
Publication date March 1, 1979 - April 1, 1997
Number of volumes A work in fifteen volumes (seventeen volumes)
Book price Base price: ¥297,000 + tax
Release date of JK September 1, 2010
Number of entries 66,000 entries
Number of characters 32,000,000 characters
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