Resources--Japan Studies: History
East Asian Library, University of Kansas
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Digital Image Archives
This archive is the largest comprehensive archive for photographs available
online. It contains approximately 700,000 photos from 1840 through the
present. The majority are post-1995, but older ones are being scanned
into the database on a regular basis, while up-to-the-minute images
by newspaper companies and photojournalists from around the world.
- AP Photo Archive
This archive offers a pay-per-view photograph redistribution service
aimed at registered corporate clients.
and Meiji Old Photo Archives , Nagasaki University
This archive contains approximately 5,400 valuable historical photographs,
which shows how Japan was transforming from the late Edo period into
Database of Early Photographs , International Research Center for
It offers historical photographs made during the late Edo period through
early Meiji. You can enjoy experiencing the Meiji period through historical
records captured in such photographs, which were the cutting edge medium
Early Photo Database , Historiographical Institute at University
It contains many portraits from notable figures in the late Edo through
the Meiji era and is the only database that includes a photograph of
Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the 15th sh¯ogun. It also includes photographs
of the Western peoples and materials obtains on the Iwakura Mission.
Peace Database , Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation
It is a multimedia database consisting of various types of information
in text, image and audio to reflect an entreaty for the abolition of
nuclear weapons. The database exhibits over the Internet 12,000 items
housed at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
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