Joint Princeton Kyoto Website: The Tannowa Collection

April 20, 2020

Princeton formalized a cooperative agreement with Kyoto University, whereby they created a joint documentary website to disseminate in public digital images of the ancient documents owned by the Kyoto University Museum. Over the course of the fall semester, students and auditors in Thomas Conlan’s EAS 525-HIS 520 “Sources in Ancient and Medieval Japanese History” translated fifty-three documents from the Tannowa collection, while Ben Johnson helped to create the website, Tannowa Collection: The Kyoto Princeton Project.

The Tannowa documents have never before been available in their entirety in Japan or elsewhere. These reveal much about local governance in central Japan during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

Read more about the Tannowa Collection at the Department of East Asian Studies.