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Renga Database

This database contains all renga collections, composed before the Eiroku era (up until the death of renga poet Soyo) and the major works since and up until the Bakumatsu period. Professor SETA Katsuhiro of Nara National College of Technology, who collected this material, has graciously donated this data to Nichibunken to support Japanese studies.

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197,228 items
(As of January 2002)

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