Article: Pandemics in early-modern Japan

This term’s Cam Magazine contains an interesting article about a transcription project looking at books and ephemera such as 麻疹絵, はしかえ, Measles pictures and how AI was used to transcribe from kuzushiji and hentaigana.

It includes some new/interesting (to me) vocab such as:
麻疹 はしか measles
退治る たいじ to eliminate

Edit: Weblink didn’t have all the images and kanji so I uploaded the pages


Ohhh, do you mean the Cambridge alumni mag? If yes, I have to find our copy!

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I haven’t read it yet, only skimmed it, and it seems interesting. Thanks for sharing it!

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