"Exploring the new Kansai-kan Storage Annex" introduces the beautiful features of the Annex and various techniques used for long-term preservation of library materials. #Library https://t.co/uObVk6AKx7 https://t.co/UKbgotfFcT
Ocean #sunfish attracted a lot of interest because of their unique looks. This book was created by KURIMOTO Tanshu, a Shogunate doctor and naturalist in the Edo period. https://t.co/5HgHPuz35v https://t.co/sAmOEc1KMa
This article is an introduction to the Kyoho Meibutsucho, a catalog of famous swords in the early 18th century. These swords are particularly well known as masterpieces of swordsmithing. Some of them have been designated as National Treasures. #ndldigital
Would you like to try on Japanese medieval armor? This #sugoroku shows the rituals a samurai went through when putting on armor, going into battle, and celebrating a victory. #ndldigital
Looks delicious! A variety of #vegetables from a picture book published by a Japanese government-operated nursery company in the late 19th century. Find more at #ndldigital
What is considered to be the first children's literature in Japan? It is a story of a dog named Koganemaru, written by #IwayaSazanami in 1891. #ndldigital #ICBD https://t.co/umeA430Jdt https://t.co/8vqwNji60G
How did townspeople in the Edo period view success and failure in life? You can learn a lot about it by playing #sugoroku featuring advancement of social status. #ndldigital
#Picturebook of #trains for children published in 1953. This is one of the first chromophotograph picture books in Japan and a valuable photograph material of that time. #ndldigital https://t.co/fftPN7bABi https://t.co/xCjz8V0L48
Look at Japanese children in the late Meiji era. 48 stories of children's everyday lives. Stories by Iwaya Sazanami, a pioneer of juvenile literature in Japan. Published in 1912. #iwayasazanami #ndldigital https://t.co/V7V5wPmlXq https://t.co/9c5wI0xFmL
This #sugoroku is from the late Edo period, when culinary culture reached full maturity. If you have a chance to visit Japan someday, try a variety of Japanese dishes! #ndldigital
Do you know a Japanese folk tale of an old man who made withered trees blossom? You can read the whole story in English at the National Diet Library Digital collections. #ndldigital https://t.co/AiDduAS3oP https://t.co/GR5ET8BEs4
There were many #sugoroku (Japanese board games) created during the Edo period that featured social customs. Read this article: Sugoroku Board Games from the Edo Period (Part 3. Social Customs). #ndldigital
Children in the Edo period studied at small elementary schools called terakoya. Here is a picture where pupils are comparing their skills in calligraphy. https://t.co/ZyYPtARcAC https://t.co/FP4GM7S9XR
The #camellia is a beautiful flower native to Japan which has a number of varieties. Find your favorite ones with this illustrated book of #camelliaflowers. #ndldigital
In 1863, the Kaisei-jo was established in Edo as a Shogunate government facility for Western studies. This book was a French vocabulary collection of 1,490 words published by the Kaisei-jo. #FrenchLanguageDay #ndldigital
#AsaiChu (1856-1907), one of the pioneering Western-style painters of Japan. He devoted himself to training the younger generation, including Yasui Sotaro and Umehara Ryuzaburo. #JapanesePainter #ndldigital
#Omochae (toy pictures) are #ukiyoe prints designed for children to learn about daily life while playing. Here are some examples of toy pictures that depict collections of the same types of things. #ndldigital
Comic faces by #KobayashiKiyochika, #ukiyoe painter. Faces in various situations such as yawning, getting something in your eyes, feeling sad, and an angry face when scolding someone vs an insubordinate face after being scolded. Find more at #ndldigital
A picture book by #ukiyoe artist KITAO Masayoshi, which featured combinations of imported birds and Japanese flowers and trees. He made extensive use of techniques such as tonal shading and wiping to blur the background. #ndldigital https://t.co/MKutENZJgG https://t.co/ki2vX1EaXr
Rescuing the cultural heritage damaged by the tsunami.
The NDL conducted conservation work on the Yoshida-ke monjo, a series of historical documents of Iwate prefecture damaged by the tsunami caused by the #GreatEastJapanEarthquake.
How is the new Kansai-kan Storage Annex designed for long-term preservation of library materials? Find out about the features of the building at this article. #Library #LibraryPreservation https://t.co/uObVk6AKx7 https://t.co/0CDWUHEKiG
You can see popular #kabuki actors, such as #BANDOMitsugoro, #ICHIKAWADanjuro, and #ONOEKikugoro presented together in one place with #sugoroku featuring kabuki.
Using one image as a starting point, look for similar images in the library materials. You may find something you never thought of. Enjoy serendipity with the Next Digital Library.
Raising their children is most important to parents. What were the main concerns in the Edo period? The suggestions from KATSUKI Gyuzan are written here.
There were many #sugoroku games created during the Edo period that featured well-known people. Read this article: Sugoroku Board Games from the Edo Period (Part 2. People) https://t.co/tmL8IKSonc
Are you interested in image searches of digitized books including rare and old materials that are available online in the NDL Digital Collections? Read more about the service here: “Illustration Search Functionality in the Next Digital Library”
#Kachoga (#FlowerandBird paintings), depicting flowers and birds of the four seasons, are one of the most popular subjects in Japanese painting. #Hiroshige produced a number of flower-and-bird paintings. #ndldigital #ukiyoe https://t.co/gRhqTJEBMH https://t.co/wueR5NZG6M
Look at these humorous illustrations by #Jichosai , a caricature painter in the Edo period! Don’t you think that his works have something in common with present-day manga? #ndldigital https://t.co/bXYeOSYlW2 https://t.co/4mvQrWFHCx
“Gotenyama Hanami Shinagawazenzu” depicts people enjoying the cherry blossoms while sitting on a picnic blanket as they eat and drink or dance between the trees. Can you find them? #ndldigital
From conservation to preservation, Japanese #librarians' efforts have progressed over the past thirty years and are ongoing today. Read more about them here: https://t.co/lVUW0hzLmd https://t.co/mJ1tK8IEff
Picture scrolls first appeared during the Nara period in the 8th century and are considered to be the origin of picture books in Japan. Read more about their history in this article! #ndldigital https://t.co/BRvTt2kJIf https://t.co/fvsOOG3J5d
You will be able to make the best use of #JapanSearch, a national platform for aggregating metadata of digital resources of various fields, by reading this article: "Official version of Japan Search has become available!"
One of the sugoroku boards inspired by JIPPENSHA Ikku’s Tokaidochu hizakurige. Each square depicts a specific scene of the novel so you can follow its plot. #ndldigital https://t.co/XmWY4IK3Fv https://t.co/iskG6CV0pg
A short story about cute kittens. They were scolded in the end, but what mischief did they do? See their story at the NDL Digital Collections. #ChildrensBook #ndldigital https://t.co/onQBerqlic https://t.co/gCrPynxOyG
Cirque Soulie, which came from France in 1871, was one of the first Western circuses to perform in Japan. #UtagawaYoshiharu #KanagakiRobun #nishikie #ndldigital https://t.co/eNqgnUqxKG https://t.co/cVqwffvZ9b
This picture was influenced by a cholera outbreak in the 1850s, illustrating a battle between green vegetables and fish. Can you guess which won ? The answer is here:
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Inu hyakuninisshu is a parody of Ogura #HyakuninIsshu (a classical Japanese anthology of one hundred Japanese #waka by one hundred poets). "Inu (dog)" in the title is a play on words. #ndldigital https://t.co/cVdgZxyrDp https://t.co/QQPHOHSo2I
Pioneering work for #JapaneseStudies.This book is one of the earliest works as a full-scale translation and reproduction of Japanese literature in Europe. Translated by Austrian oriental scholar August Pfizmaier; published in 1847, Vienna. #ndldigital https://t.co/8X82sIhXMn https://t.co/1XA2UVmWqE
An der schonen, blauen Donau was first performed on February 15, 1867 as a choral waltz. Listen to the historical recording of a Japanese orchestra's performance 80 years ago. #blauenDonau #Strauss2 https://t.co/bUQq8zNtee https://t.co/fMKg8Nt0dk
#Wagashi, Japanese confectionery, is used as gifts for weddings, ceremonies, farewells or souvenirs. These were drawn to show sample designs to customers in the 1880s. #ndldigital https://t.co/Zj9hRo1PDZ https://t.co/uCSKjo6MbJ
The National Diet Library owns scrapbooks created during the Edo period of title slips of Kusazoshi. They are important clues for finding publication information and the illustrations are fun to look at. #JapaneseStudies #ndldigital https://t.co/DD6fVjT2DQ https://t.co/XP8Fb9F76Z
An excerpt from the first Japanese translation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland published in early 20c. The name Alice is render as the Japanese name "Ai-chan." #ndldigital https://t.co/moOQ4pvixa https://t.co/BXQK2NAQfT
Read this article about Nezumikozo, who was a master thief during the 19th century. His exploits have been celebrated in kabuki plays, storytelling, and nishiki-e, resulting in a popular image as a Robin–Hood-esque character. #ndldigital
"The NDL holds several different versions of the Man’yoshu as well as a variety of materials related to it. Let's take a closer look at some of these historical materials.
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This book published in 1930 gives you a detailed explanation of how to draw a #manga.
The author is manga artist Okamoto Ippei, father of the world-famous artist #OkamotoTaro. https://t.co/tZNEcQ0K9D https://t.co/kGShzz5a7F
In Japan, plum blossoms are harbingers of spring, blooming ahead of other flowers. Learn how the plant has been a beloved part of Japanese culture for more than a thousand years: #ndldigital https://t.co/ruV7bl1I56 https://t.co/RHR7yUIaHg
The Ogre's Arm (Rashomon). A story of a brave samurai fighting with an ogre. This is one of a series of translated #JapaneseFolktales. Published in 1889. #Chirimenbon #ndldigital https://t.co/eESFStMP3w https://t.co/k2p3EvRUED
This artwork by Kitagawa Utamaro depicts the scene of a shell-matching game. The inside of each shell carries an exquisite little picture of a subject such as birds, flowering plants or scenes from the Tale of Genji or the Tales of Ise. #ndldigital
#IzumiKyoka , a novelist, is known to have published beautifully designed books called Kyoka-bon. "Aiaigasa" is one of them, designed by #HashiguchiGoyo , a painter and printmaker. #ndldigital https://t.co/C0iLBF6TrK https://t.co/v5v1S2zdtP
How is the new Kansai-kan Storage Annex designed for long-term preservation of library materials? Find out about the features of the building at this article. #Library #LibraryPreservation https://t.co/uObVk6AKx7 https://t.co/B36z5qsZyM
Enjoy Narumikata, a rich collection of old designs and patterns, such as patterns in the motif of plants and designs of lions with somehow humorous faces. #ndldigital https://t.co/ZkVzNMMNNy https://t.co/VN4votPKSx
Beware of fire! While #KobayashiKiyochika , one of the last #ukiyoe artists, was out sketching the great fire of Ryogoku on 26 January in 1881, his home burned down. #ndldigital https://t.co/Rx8JTJsN3x https://t.co/9CmWWyJe11
The Boy Who Cried Wolf. "Tsuzoku Issopu Monogatari," a translation of #AesopsFables, was published in 1875 with illustrations by #KawanabeKyosai and other eminent painters of the early Meiji era. It became very popular. #ndlditital https://t.co/Lh6vaubVu3 https://t.co/UMHdmlQB3V
"Exploring the new Kansai-kan Storage Annex" introduces the beautiful features of the Annex and various techniques used for long-term preservation of library materials. #Library https://t.co/uObVk6AKx7 https://t.co/o0Osb7nI5n
"Materials newly available in the Modern Japanese Political History Materials Room (10)" introduces some historical documents which are essential to understanding political events and other aspects of Japanese history. #JapaneseStudies https://t.co/4eCIUEvisR https://t.co/tCV8nkRI9S
"Narumikata―The beauty of ancient design" introduces a collection of old Japanese designs from a wide variety of sources including treasures of Horyu-ji Temple and Shosoin, dyeing and weaving works, crafts and buildings. #ndldigital https://t.co/ZkVzNMMNNy https://t.co/jysoh6bTwX
This picture of Mt. Fuji was created by SHIMAZAKI Gyokuen at the end of the Edo period. In Japan, it is said that seeing Mt. Fuji in one’s first dream of a new year is a sign of good fortune. #MountFuji https://t.co/SprDDehKLf https://t.co/QOX8uw8KEn