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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


Arthur Morrison (Biographical details)

Arthur Morrison (author/poet; collector; journalist/critic; British; Male; 1863 - 1945)

Also known as

Morrison, Arthur


Novelist and journalist, best remembered for 'A Child of the Jago' (1896); his collection of Japanese and other prints was purchased by the British Museum in 1906, his collection of Japanese (and some Chinese) paintings [assembled with the assistance of Sir Harold Parlett, of the British embassy, Tokyo] was acquired in 1913, with further material bequeathed after his death.


Arthur Morrison, 'The Painters of Japan' 2 vols. (T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1911)
小山騰「アーサー・モリソンと日本」『英学史研究』第27号 (1994年10月)