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  • Japanese: 八文字屋 (Hachimonji-ya)

The Hachimonji-ya (lit. "Figure 8 Shop") was a Kyoto-based publisher known for a particular sub-genre of ukiyo-zôshi publications. This sub-genre was so popular, and/or so distinctive, that it has come to be known as Hachimonji-ya-bon ("Hachimonji-ya books"), after the name of the publisher.


  • Nakashima Takashi, Ogawa Yasuhiko, Unno Keisuke, lectures, Wahon Literacies symposium/workshop, UCLA & UC Santa Barbara, 31 Aug to 4 Sept, 2015.[1]
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