The Wooden Tablet Image Database (Character Dictionary) is a digital dictionary/database linking various images of individual characters inscribed on wooden tablets with data for the tablets themselves, including commentaries. This digital character dictionary is maintained and made accessible by the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, using materials held by the Institute along with those obtained with permission from other organizations (see separate list).

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Wooden Tablet Image Database Character Dictionary
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Allows searching for images matching a character or string. Results can be filtered to narrow the search.     Allows searching for items by setting the details of various parameters.
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