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This page mainly lists major Touhou art dump sites. However, keep in mind that many other Touhou sites have their own image dump sections, as well.

Pixiv

Pixiv is a Japanese online community for artists, but also includes an English language interface. As of May 2010, the site consists of over 2 million members, over 11 million submissions, and receives over 20,000 submissions daily. As of January 2010, the website is visited approximately 34 million times daily, and about 1.5 billion times monthly as of May 2010. Pixiv aims to provide a place for artists to exhibit their illustrations and get feedback via a rating system and user comments. Works are organized in an extensive tag structure which forms the backbone of the website.[1] Note that Pixiv only allows users to see a small number of images before requiring them to register for an account.

Most Touhou fanart that finds its way to the English-speaking reaches of the internet is published via Pixiv.[2]

Danbooru

Danbooru (Japanese for cardboard box) is an imageboard-like website focused on anime-styled content. It's different from imageboards such as 4chan or 2ch, as posts on Danbooru have no expiration date and are categorized by tags. It's more like a gallery in that sense.

As of February 2022, Danbooru has a total of 5,082,701 posts, of which 718,039 were Touhou-related, making for roughly 14 percent.

Most images at the site are just reposted from Japanese sites such as Pixiv. Unlike Pixiv, in which anyone can upload pictures, images on Danbooru have to go through a screening process, meaning there is a generally higher standard of quality. A considerable amount of the content is sexually explicit, making this site not suitable for minors or safe for work.

Gelbooru

Gelbooru is an imageboard-like website focused on anime-styled content, similar to Danbooru. Originally created as an alternative after the initial success of Danbooru, it features much of the same content and requires no registration for access to its full services. However, being less restrictive, Gelbooru also has little to no image quality standards and is extremely NSFW in ads and content. One major advantage of Gelbooru over Danbooru is that it does not require a premium account to search for more than two tags at a time.

Safebooru

Safebooru is an imageboard-like website also focused on anime-styled content, like Danbooru. It was originally created as a replacement for Danbooru's defunct "safe search" mirror and uses the same software as Gelbooru. As its name implies, it is ideal for users wishing to search for SFW Touhou.

deviantArt

DeviantArt is a popular site for artists to upload their works, ranging from drawn art, to fanfics, photography and cosplay, and also features social networking services, such as journals. As of August 2010 the site consists of over 14.5 million members, and over 100 million submissions, and receives around 140,000 submissions per day.[3] As perhaps the largest artist resource of its size in the Western world, Touhou[4] is a popular subject for those artists and users without access to or understanding of Pixiv.

4chan

4chan is an imageboard created to serve as an American based counterpart to Futaba Channel. It has a large amount of fans of Japanese culture and Touhou, particularly as part of its /jp/ board. Its /c/ (cute), /w/ (anime wallpapers), /e/ (ecchi), and /h/ (hentai) boards are used specifically for the purpose of posting images, however the latter two are NSFW.

Desuchan

Desuchan's Cirno and Touhou imageboard. Mostly dead.

Coolier

Coolier is a Japanese art site mainly featuring oekaki style drawings.

KonaChan

KonaChan is a wallpaper/background imageboard.

Yande.re

Yande.re is an imageboard, with a focus on high-resolution images.

Zerochan

Zerochan is an anime imageboard-like website, sorting its content using a tag system. It has a sizable presence of Touhou fanart, though many images are reposted from Pixiv.

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