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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


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  • Kagetsujo 華月帖; shunga; illustrated book

    Erotic illustrated book, shunga Folding album. Woodblock with slight colour. By painters of Kyoto and Osaka, particularly artists of the Maruyama-Shijo and related schools.

    • Object type: shunga; illustrated book
    • Producer: Gan Ryo (岸良) (Print artist); Gan Tai (岸岱) (Print artist); Hishikawa Kiyoharu 菱川清春 (Print artist); Ito Genbei 伊東源平ヱ (Written by); Kamo no Suetaka 加茂季鷹 (Written by); Kano Eigaku (狩野永岳) (Print artist); Kawamura Kiho (河村琦鳳) (Print artist); Maruyama Oshin (丸山応震) (Print artist); Murakami Shodo (村上松堂) (Print artist); Mori Tetsuzan (森徹山) (Print artist); Okamoto Tsunehiko (岡本常彦) (Print artist); Ukita Ikkei (浮田一蕙) (Print artist)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tenpo Era
    • Production date: 1836
    • Production place: Japan
  • The Mission of Commodore Perry to Japan, 1854; handscroll

    Handscroll, painting. Pictorial record of US Commodore Matthew Perry's second visit to Japan in 1854. Ink, colour, gold and silver pigment on paper. Double paulownia wood storage box, with handwritten document detailing the contents of the...

    • Object type: handscroll
    • Producer: Onuma Chinzan (大沼沈山) (Calligrapher); Hibata Osuke(樋畑翁輔) (Painted by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 1854-1858
    • Production place: Japan