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Picture books

These images are from a series of picture books of the Heike Monogatari, photographed by Meisei University in 2007. The picture pages of these books are accompanied by written text pages, which are not shown here. Source with scans of all pages, including descriptions (in Japanese): here

Pictures are sorted according to volume and chapter (volumes 1-11 are available), note that the chapter numbers and titles do not always correspond to those listed in the volume overview. Structure and chapter titles correspond those in the Rufubon version most of the time. Chapter names in brackets correspond to those in the Kakuichibon version.

Use the dropdown menu below to select a volume. Click the tiles for full-sized images and a short description in English.