According to a UVA press release,"The Japanese Text Initiative, based at the University of Virginia?s Electronic Text Center, has been named the winner of the second annual Digital Archives Award by Digital Frontier Kyoto, representing a consortium of the city and prefecture of Kyoto, Japan, and of businesses and universities in Japan. The prestigious award, presented to a digital project that exemplifies cutting-edge technology and rich content in preserving world culture, went to the Library of Congress?s American Memory project last year." (October 2000)
This site allows the user to find masterpieces in the target language and in translation.There is a Japanese/English dictionary and a searchable database. This site is a valuable resource to students of Japanese as well as lovers of Japanese culture and literature.