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What is movable type?

In this section we will focus on the age of movable-type printing (late 16th to mid-17th century)

In this video, we will focus on the age of movable-type printing (late 16th to mid-17th century).
Please watch the video to learn about the following topics about movable-type printing;

  • Popularization of books
  • Beginnings of movable type printing in Japan.
  • Variety of movable type books
  • Development of movable type printing technology in Japan
  • Influences from contemporary culture

Keio’s Books introduced in the video

The number in the subtitles represents the book# in the list here;

  1. Kyōkun oya no megane “Rikōmono”, Kitagawa Utamaro
    Click to see the image and information
  2. The 42-line Bible by Gutenberg
    Click to see the image and information
  3. Tamakatsura
    Click to see the image and information
  4. Aki no yonagamonogatari
    Click to see the image and information
  5. Ōsaka monogatari
    Click to see the image and information
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