Visual and Material Culture in Japanese History links

These links were compiled by Tessa Handa for Professor James Ketelaar’s course Visual and Material Culture in Japanese History.

British Museum: Picture Postcard World – A Periodic Supplement to the Comic Newspaper

Chuo-ku Web Museum (in Japanese)

Field Museum, Boone Collection: Japanese Craft

John C. and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art

Keio University Library Digital Library (in Japanese)

MIT Visualizing Cultures project Selling Shiseido: Cosmetics Advertising & Design in Early 20th-Century Japan

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Japanese Postcards

Nagasaki University Database of Old Photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period

National Diet Library Online Gallery

New York Public Library Digitalized Collection

Online Museum Resources on Asian Art

Ritsumeikan University Digital Humanities Center (ukiyo-e, ceramics, and maps searchable databases on right-hand column)

Skillman Library at Lafayette College: Tsubokuro Russo Japanese War Postcard Album

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum Digital Archive

Tokyo National Museum’s online image collection (called e-museum)

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum of Waseda University (ukiyo-e image searchable database in left column)

University of Hawaii Manoa, Lantern Slides of Nippon Rikkokai  

University of Rochester, Professor Joanne Bernardi’s digital scholarship on 20th century Japanese visual and material culture

University of Vienna Ukiyo-e Caricatures Database

Header imageCochrane-Woods Art Center, photograph by David Hartt, 2015.