Wooden Tablet Image Database[Character Dictionary]
Enter search characters in the text box, and press the "Search" button.   1. When searching from one to four characters, Flash Display can be used, as well as Image and Text Display.
Image Display results take longer to load than Flash Display.
2. When searching for unrestricted numbers of characters, only Image and Text Display can be used.
3. If no search term is entered all images are displayed, resulting in long delays before results appear.
4. Multiple search terms, separated by spaces, produce an OR search.
5. After selecting the search conditions, press the "Search" button.
6. If the Flash plug-in is not installed, select Image Display.

For a detailed explanation of search methods, please see here.
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■Search Characters  
Search from one to four characters
Search for an unrestricted number of characters
■Search Conditions  
Approximate Matching. Partial Matching. Exact Matching.  
■Display Modes    
Flash Display Image Display Text Display    
  To narrow the search, set the conditions (multiple selection possible),
then click the Search button.

Advanced Search Conditions

■Wooden Tablet Contents  
Tablet Type
Document Tag Scroll axle Spell / Stupa-shaped grave marker / Sutra-inscribed stupa shape Document sealer
  Shipping tag Calligraphy practice Wooden utensil Shogi piece Other
Japanese era name
Western calendar (year) to (year)
Date (in numbers) (month) (day) to (month) (day)
Ancient province
(/county/village/hamlet name)
Personal name
■Wooden Tablet Shapes  
Form No. Form 011 Form 015 Form 019 Form 021 Form 022 Form 031
  Form 032 Form 033 Form 039 Form 041 Form 043 Form 049
  Form 051 Form 059 Form 061 Form 065 Form 081 Form 091
Description of shape
  Height ~  mm
  Width ~  mm
  Thickness ~  mm
■Discovery Location  
Site Name Location Excavation precinct
  Feature No. Excavation No. Investigating party