Tuesday, January 02, 2007

NDL Gallery: recent additions

Pink Tentacle (one of my favorite Japan blogs—check out its 2006 hottest stories overview) recently linked to various curiosities in the National Diet Library's Edo period illustrations archive. Note: when you're browsing individual pages (like this one), you want to click on 「拡大画像を開く」 for the hi-res versions (example).

constitution related docs Also check out another recent addition to the NDL Gallery pages (earlier coverage): Modern Japan in archives, which is an interface to 100 year of Japanese history "from the opening of the country to the San Francisco Peace Treaty." A complete list of documents and illustrations is available too.