Thanks to the contributions from UC Berkeley and UCLA, Takita Choin kyūzō Kindai sakka genkōshu 滝田樗陰旧蔵近代作家原稿集 (a collection of Japanese literary manuscripts by modern writers, originally owned by Takita Choin) has become available to users of all ten campuses and UCOP through JapanKnowledge.

http://uclibs.org/PID/330932     All UC campuses; on the JapanKnowledge Lib platform

The database reproduces 213 literary works by 67 modern Japanese writers in over 10,000 leaves of hand-written manuscripts, which were originally held by Takita Choin (1882-1925), a chief editor for the popular general-interest magazine Chūō kōron 中央公論 (1887-present), and are currently held by Nihon Kindai Bungakkan. For 209 literary works of those 213, the database also includes the photographic images of typeset texts published in Chūō kōron between 1915 and 1925.

In Advanced Search (or 詳細検索) screen, the database is grouped together with Taiyō and Bungei kurabu under “Nihon Kindai Bungakukan 日本近代文学館.” Users can also browse the texts through authors’ list (https://japanknowledge.com/lib/shelf/choin/) and works’ list (https://japanknowledge.com/lib/shelf/choin/index2.html).

Note: There is a limit of 4 simultaneous users; if the access is denied, please try again later.

If you have any questions, please contact the Resource Liaison, Toshie Marra (tmarra@library.berkeley.edu).