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aihagi
相剥ぎ
Sheet-splitting
Akera Kankō
朱楽菅江
A fiction writer late in the Edo period (1740-1799)
Asuka era
飛鳥時代
The period between 592 and 710 in Japanese history.
Azuchi momoyama era
安土桃山時代
The period between 1573 and 1603 in Japanese history.
bakufu
幕府
Japanese feudal government headed by a shogun (the authority of the central government)
bunjin
文人
a scholar
Bunmei
文明
A Japanese era name (Nengo) in Edo period.
Daigoji
醍醐寺
A Shingon Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan
daimyō
大名
A Japanese feudal lord in Muromachi period(14c)
detchōsō
粘葉装
Pasted paper leaf book, a binding style in which each sheet of paper is folded in half and bound together using glue on the folded ends of the sheets.
Dharani
陀羅尼
A prayer consisting of a series of invocations by the priest with responses from the congregation
Edo era
江戸時代
The period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan.
fukurotoji
袋綴
Pouch-Binding – a binding style in which the text and illustrations are printed on one side of a single sheet of paper, which is then folded in half and bound at the open end.
gajōjitate
画帖仕立て
Album-Format Binding – binding similar to that of an accordion book, but in which the leaves of paper are pasted together back-to-back and only one side of the paper can be written on.
ganpi
雁皮
(alsohishiひし,torinoko鳥の子)
gedai
外題
External title
Genshin
源信
A Buddhist monk of Tendai school in Japan (942-1017)
haikai
俳諧
A poetic form that was popular in 16c
Heike monogatari
平家物語
The tale of the war between the house (家) of Taira (平) and the house of Minamoto
ho
Unit for counting books with folded-up bindings
hōhaisō
包背装
Wrapped-Back Binding – binding in which a single sheet of paper is wrapped from the back to the front cover of the book.
Hōryūji
法隆
Oneoftheoldesttemplesfoundedin607thatcontainstheworld’soldestsurvivingwoodenstructures
hyōshi
表紙
Cover sheet
jiku
Unit for counting scrolls
Unit for counting accordion books
kabuki
歌舞伎
A genre of Japanese classical play
Kaibara Ekken
貝原益軒
A neo-confucious philosopher in Edo period (1630-1714)
Kamakura
鎌倉
A city Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanto distinct in Japan. It is a former capital of Japan for the Shogunate and of the Regency during the Kamakura Period.
Kamakura era
鎌倉時代
The period between 1185 and 1333 in Japanese history.
Kansei era
寛政時代
One of the eras in the Edo period (1789-1801)
kanshi
漢詩
Classical Chinese poetry
kansusō
巻子装
Scroll – a binding style for scrolls, which may contain written text and/or illustrations.
Kantō
関東
One of the district of Japan, and the capital Tokyo is there.
keizu
系図
Genealogy
Kenchū mikkan
顕註密勘
Commentary of Kokinshū, compiled by Lord Teika in the Kamakura period
Kitagawa Utamaro
喜多川歌麿
Ukiyoe artist in the Edo period (1753?-1806)
Kofun era
古墳時代
The period between mid-3rd c. CE and 7th c. CE in Japanese history.
kokugaku
国学
Nativist Studies. One of the intellectual schools of the Edo period. They championed Japanese beliefs and traditions over foreign (especially Chinese) ones. They also produced some of the finest philologists and scholars in Japanese history.
koyori
紙縒
Rolled paper strips used in bookbinding
kōzo
Soft,fibrouspapermadefromvariousspeciesofmulberry(Broussonetia)
Kūkai
空海
A Buddhist monk, the founder of the Shingon school (774-835)
Kusazōshi
草双紙
popular illustrated books read by ordinary people, mostly in hiragana with a few kanji
masugatabon
枡形本
Square Books – almost-square multisection books (tetsuyōsō) made by cutting the sheets of paper into thirds horizontally.
Meiji era
明治時代
The period between 1868 and 1912 in Japanese history
mitsumata
三椏
Smooth paper made from the mitsumata, or paperbush (Edgeworthia chrysantha)
monogatari
物語
Tales; prose narrative in Japanese
Muromachi era
室町時代
The period between 1392 and 1573 in Japanese history.
musubitoji
結び綴
Knot-Binding – binding in which two or more holes are made near the spine of the booklet and paper strips or cords are passed through from the back and knotted decoratively on the front.
mutsuhan-bon
六半本
Sixth-Size Books – almost-square multisection books (tetsuyōsō) made by cutting the sheets of paper into thirds horizontally.
nagachōtoji
長丁綴
Long-Leaf Binding – elongated pouch-binding in which sheets of paper are folded along the bottom and bound along the right-hand edge.
Nanbokucho era
南北朝時代
The period between 1333 and 1392 in Japanese history.
Nara era
奈良時代
The period between 710 and 794 in Japanese history.
Nativist Studies
Kokugaku, Wagaku
One of the intellectual schools of the Edo period. They championed Japanese beliefs and traditions over foreign (especially Chinese) ones. They also produced some of the finest philologists and scholars in Japanese history.
noh
A genre of Japanese classical play
orihon
折本
Accordion Book, a binding style consisting of a long strip of paper that is folded in a zig-zag fashion.
orijō
折帖
Folded Binding – a type of accordion binding in which thicker paper is used and both sides of the paper can be written on.
Ōsaka
大阪
One of the biggest cities and the center of commerce in the Kansai area in Japan
renga
連歌
One poetry form in Japanese literature that includes linked verse
Saidaiji
西大寺
A Buddhist temple located in Nara, Japan
satsu
Unit for counting pouch-bound books
Sennyūji
泉涌寺
A Buddhist temple in Higashiyama-ku in Kyoto, Japan
senpūyō
旋風葉
Flutterbinding – binding similar to that og an accordion book, but in which a cover is fastened at the front and back, like the wrapped-back binding.
sensō
線装
Line binding–Chinese name for the binding known as fukuro toji in Japan.
Setsuyōshū
節用集
A Japanese dictionary published from the Muromachi period
shōgun
将軍
A hereditary military dictator of Japan
Shōsoin
正倉院
A treasure house in Todaiji temple in Nara, Japan
sōtei
装訂
Binding
Shūko jisshu
集古十種
Woodblock Print catalogue made in the Edo period
tan’i
単位
Units
tan’yōsō
単葉装
Single-Leaf Binding – binding in which unfolded sheets of paper are stacked and bound like a pouch-binding.
tatami-mono
畳み物
Folded-Up Binding – binding in which a large sheet of paper is folded up regularly both horizontally and vertically and a cover attached to the front and back of the folded sheet.
tetsuyōsō/retchōsō
綴葉装・列帖装
Multisection Book – a binding style in which thin booklets are stitched together at the spine, and are then sewn together to form a single book.
Todaiji temple
東大寺
Todaiji temple is an enormous Buddhist temple complex in Nara, Japan’s ancient capital, build around early 8th century.
Ukiyo-e
浮世絵
A picture
wahon
和本
Japanese book
waka
和歌
Classical Japanese poetry
washi
和紙
Japanese paper
yamatotoji
大和綴
Japanese Binding – another term for tetsuyōsō or retchōsō.
Yoshiwara saiken
吉原細見
A guidebook for the licensed quarters in Yoshiwara, Tokyo in the Edo period
yotsuhan-bon
四半本
Quarter-Size Books – rectangular multisection books (tetsuyōsō) made by cutting the sheets of paper in half horizontally.