Collection URL: https://rej.lib.rochester.edu
Re-Envisioning Japan uses travel, education, and the production and exchange of objects and images as a lens to investigate changing representations of Japan and its place in the world with a focus on the early-to-mid-twentieth century. The key objectives of this project are preservation, access, and historical analysis. As a multimedia resource, Re-Envisioning Japanmakes available a wide range of artifacts that generally have not been a priority for collecting institutions until recently, if at all, allowing users to work with less conventional, ephemeral primary sources. With the exception of the archival film category and some of the glass lantern slides, all objects and images presented here belong to my personal collection. This collection encompasses a range of things falling into the broad categories of travel, tourism and education: for example, amateur travel films; educational films; postcards; photographs; stereographs; glass slides; tourist brochures; guidebooks; promotional trade publications; books; and teaching guides. The objects and images on this website tell us something about the individuals that used (or created) them, and the cultural, political, and economic systems that produced them. An important function of the site is that ideally, when completed, its architecture will allow for a dynamic community of contributors who will be able to register and contribute content to the archive, creating a community of users forging new paths of inquiry, or providing fresh perspectives on familiar questions.
Collection URL: https://cotsen.princeton.edu/research-collection/our-collection
The research collection of the Cotsen Children's Library is a major historical collection of rare illustrated children's books, manuscripts, original artwork, prints, and educational toys from the 15th century to the present day in over thirty languages. The collection has important holdings of materials in the English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, and Russian languages.
Collection URL: https://www.arc.ritsumei.ac.jp/j/v_institute/
Consists of The Ukiyo-e and "Ehon Taikōki," Clothing and Dress Culture Digital Archive, Japanese Old Books Digital Research Institute, Kyoto- Traditional Performing Arts Research Portal, SISJAC Digital Archives on Japanese Materials, Japanese Special Collections in the C.V.Starr East Asian Library, University of California Berkeley, 「Shutendōji」Digital Institute, Medama no Matchan ・ Matsunosuke Onoe - Digital Archive of Activity Photographs, Digital Kabuki Museum, Digital Ukiyo-e Museum, The Gion Festival Digital Museum 2020. [Created by NCC] [9/13/2020]
Collection URL: https://shimuchi.lib.u-ryukyu.ac.jp/
University of the Ryukyus Library Ryukyu/Okinawa Special Collection Digital Archives are provided not only for academic research but also for social use with the ease of accessibility through various projects such as digitization of the materials and is aimed at promoting education and research as well as global use of our cultural resources.
In addition to content summaries and descriptions both in English & Japanese, special features such as a glass view function, modern language translations, and honkoku transcription into modern Japanese were added, which enables those who are not familiar with classical texts to access the materials more easily. Furthermore, English translation of the texts of each material is planning to be added for overseas users.
The University of the Ryukyus will be furthering this digital archive project. We are also aiming to become a major center of Ryukyuan/Okinawan studies. In order to accomplish this goal, we will continue to acquire rare materials regarding Ryukyu & Okinawa, conserve them in the best possible condition, and make them available to the world.
Collection URL: https://ryuoki-archive.jp/en/
This site contains historical materials on cultural exchanges documented in "Rekidai Hōan," which is Ryukyu Kingdom's diplomatic records collection, as well as newspapers that are daily records of government, society, and people's lives in modern Okinawa. It was launched as the Ryukyuan International Relations and Sources for Modern Okinawan History Digital Archives in order to make it accessible anytime, by anyone, from anywhere.