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Yu-Minchotai 36-pt kana is a classical kana sub-set font* that pairs with the kanji characters of Yu-Minchotai. Its design is based on a 36-pt metal type for display produced in the Taisho period (1912–26). Yu-Minchotai 36-pt kana has strokes drawn with rich nuance, as well as uniquely styled glyph shapes. When used for titles or displays in larger sizes, these characteristics are particularly prominent. *― This font does not contain kanji (ideographic) characters.

Type Designers


Jiyukobo was established in 1989. It has been developing high-quality typefaces for a wide range of businesses, including SCREEN’s Hiragino Fonts; Yu-Minchotai and Yu-Gothic under Jiyukobo’s own brand, both used in macOS and Windows; as well as Dainippon Printing’s Shueitai and Toppan Printing’s Toppan Bunkyutai. Jiyukobo has worked consistently to both preserve and drive forward Japan’s typographic culture. In 2019, it became a member of the Morisawa group.

Licensing Information
The full Adobe Fonts library is cleared for both personal and commercial use.

As with everything from Adobe Fonts, you can use these fonts for:

Design Projects

Create images or vector artwork, including logos

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Embed fonts in PDFs for viewing and printing

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And more…

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Visit Jiyukobo to purchase additional licensing and services, including:
Mobile Apps: Embed fonts in your app UI
Self Hosting: Host web font files on your own server
Custom Services: Request modifications or bespoke fonts directly from the foundry
Volume licensing: Use the fonts across your whole organization
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How to Use

You may encounter slight variations in the name of this font, depending on where you use it. Here’s what to look for.


In application font menus, this font will display:

{{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_family_name}} {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_subfamily_name}}


To use this font on your website, use the following CSS:

font-family: {{'"', '').replace('",', ', ')}};
font-style: italicnormal;
font-weight: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.font.web.weight}};

Glyph Support & Stylistic Filters

Fonts in the Adobe Fonts library include support for many different languages, OpenType features, and typographic styles.