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Japan – Archives of Tōji temple contained in one-hundred boxes

Tōji Hyakugō Monjo, or “Archives of Tōji temple contained in one-hundred boxes,” refers to a large collection of documents amassed and preserved by the temple Tōji in Kyoto, Japan. The collection consists of 24,147 records that date from the years 763 to 1711. These materials concern the temple’s political and religious activities as well as the administration of its estates.

Photos: © Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

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