青空文庫 Aozora Bunko
Here you can read copyright-free works of literature (and more) written in Japanese. These include some famous masterpieces.
- There are tons of copyright-free works.
- You can download files to read them.
You can search for a particular literary work or writer using Japanese syllabary charts for novelist/writer's names or names of works/book titles.
When you search, you can view a list of works organised by writer. There is also a brief history, or CV, of the writer included.
Click here to download a file. The files are in compressed form.
Roll the mouse cursor over any words you don't understand and - like this - the meaning and reading will appear as a pop-up display.
Last update 2010.05.27