The Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures (DH-JAC) at Ritsumeikan University is the first and largest research institute in our nation which emphasizes on conducting synthetic research in digital humanities concerning Japanese arts and cultures.

DH-JAC is located in Kyoto, which is the birthplace of classical performing arts including Noh, Kyogen, and Kabuki. The 17 properties of UNESCO world cultural heritage sites are located in Kyoto. It is also well known as the home of contemporary video game industry. Therefore, the center is conducting various activities on constructing digital archives from tangible to intangible, and from traditional to contemporary cultural heritages of Kyoto as well as Japan.