Category Archives: study tools

Resource: Re-envisioning Japan

How do we connect to objects, and how did people connect to them when they were made? Today’s resource is ReEnvisioning Japan, a collaborative digital humanities project produced through the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries Digital Scholarship Lab. Rooted … Continue reading

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Resource: Dietrich Seckel’s Photo Archive (1936-1942)

Those interested in everyday life in Japan during World War II may be interested in the University of Heidelberg’s digital archive of photographs by German art historian Dietrich Seckel. Credited as one of the leading figures in establishing art historical … Continue reading

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Resource: Laures Kirishitan Bunko Database

For those interested in the premodern and/or the history Christianity and its connections to Japan, Sophia University in Tokyo has a fascinating database that’s worth looking into. A digital archive of the rare books of Johannes Laures, S.J., the collection contains as many … Continue reading

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Workshop: Reading Hentaigana and Kuzushiji

The Penn Faculty Working Group for Reading Asian Manuscripts will hold a three-day workshop on reading Edo-period hentaigana and kuzushiji June 28-30, 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania, and invites applications from faculty and graduate students from all fields of Japanese studies to participate. The … Continue reading

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Resource: Utah Nippō Newspaper Online

As with our previous posts on digitized Nikkei newspapers, the digitization of the Utah Nippō is an important contribution to historical resources on the history of Japanese Americans. Hosted by the J. Willard Library at the University of Utah, this … Continue reading

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Workshop: 2018 Kuzushiji Workshop

2018 Kuzushiji Workshop The Center for East Asian Studies Committee on Japanese Studies at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2018 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji. The workshop will meet from June 11th-15th.   This year’s workshop will feature … Continue reading

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Resource: The Barbara Curtis Adachi Bunraku Collection

The recent launch of the The Barbara Curtis Adachi Collection provides a wonderful resource for those interested in traditional Japanese performance arts. The collection was given to Columbia University in 1991 by Barbara Curtis Adachi, a long-time bunraku theater enthusiast who … Continue reading

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