Collection URL: http://rakusai.nichibun.ac.jp/hoji/
The Shinonome zasshi, published in San Francisco around 1886, is known as the first Japanese-language newspaper published overseas. From then on, when Japanese communities grew to a certain size in the United States, Hawaii, and countries in South America, Japanese-language newspapers were launched, reporting news about their homeland, their host country, and local area, as well as publishing articles in literary, editorial, and other features. These newspapers helped unite Japanese immigrants unfamiliar with the local language.
Collection URL: http://www.nichibun.ac.jp/YoukaiDB/
Bibliographic information on yōkai and mysterious phenomena reported in folklore studies and other fields research.
Data Count: 35,800items (As of August 2017)
Collection URL: http://www.nichibun.ac.jp/graphicversion/dbase/yokai-view.htm
High-resolution digital images of picture scrolls depicting yōkai monsters in the Nichibunken collection.
Collection URL: http://www.nichibun.ac.jp/YoukaiGazouMenu/
Database of images of a wide variety of strange phenomena and yōkai depicted in paintings.
Collection URL: https://www.iiif.ku-orcas.kansai-u.ac.jp/
Kansai University's Open Research Center has as one of its concepts, making research-related resources openly available. The Kansai University Digital Archives is one of the initiatives based on this concept. It makes openly available, resources that are held in the Kansai University's library as well as private collections of Kansai University faculty whose research is in East Asian culture. [Translated by NCC][01/12/2021]
Collection URL: https://www.iiif.ku-orcas.kansai-u.ac.jp/books/about
The documents that are accessible through the Kansai University East Asia Digital Archive are from personal library collections that are held at the Kansai University Library. They include Japanese, Chinese, and books bound in the Western style, as well as material held by researchers at the Kansai University Asian Research Centre (KU-ORCAS) that are related to the dissemination of Western learning in the East.
Collection URL: https://imagingkanto.trinity.duke.edu
In 1923, a major earthquake and conflagration devastated Japan’s capital Tokyo and surrounding areas in the Kantō region. Photographs documenting the event, many circulated in the form of postcards, produced a rich and multilayered visual history of the city’s destruction. Imaging Kantō was created as a digital complement to Gennifer Weisenfeld’s Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan’s Great Earthquake of 1923 (University of California Press, 2012) to archive, crowd-source, and exhibit images of the Great Kantō Earthquake and its Tokyo urban context in conjunction with important historical visualizations of data from the disaster and reconstruction process. A collection of postcards acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University serves as the core of the catalog. The postcards are combined with a series of historical maps of the disaster and subsequent rebuilding published in 1931 right as the process of reconstruction was being completed. The inclusion of georeferenced and rectified maps will continue to expand our understanding of the profound impact of disaster and reconstruction on social and urban space over time. And as the archive grows, it will enable more in-depth study of the ethical dimensions of disaster, hopefully facilitating the curation of new interpretative narratives.
Collection URL: http://www.arc.ritsumei.ac.jp/lib/vm/UCB/
Since 2006, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley has been engaged in collaboration with the Art Research Center of Ritsumeikan University to digitize parts of the Library's Japanese collections. This portal provides free access to digital surrogates of these rare and historical sources related to Japan for research, teaching, and exploration. In addition to those digitized by the ARC researchers, the portal also provides access to digital images provided by other research institutes. New materials are added regularly.
Collection URL: http://dcollections.lib.keio.ac.jp/ja
The Keio University Media Center Digital Collections (Keio D Collections) is a website that brings together rare and special collections owned by the Keio University Media Centers to be made open to the public. The site contains digitalized materials with descriptions and catalog data. Images without these details are part of the Mita Media Center collection.