Women and books in Japan
from the 17th to the 19th Centuries

Kajita Hanko 梶田半古 (1870-1917), Utatane うたたね, 1906

This website is part of a project organised by Professor Peter Kornicki with funding generously provided by the Leverhulme Trust.

Here you will find a gallery of images on Japanese women reading, writing and holding or possessing books from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. You can also browse the synopses of the papers presented at the conference on Women and Books in Japan organised in Cambridge in September 2006, which will be published in an edited volume in 2008.

If you have come across any other visual material relating to this topic, please send the details to Peter Kornicki.

Last update 24.06.2007