Print sources in the East Asian Collection
Images include: photographs, photo essays, art work, manga/cartoons and other non-photographic images, hikifuda (advertising handbills), and more. You will find retrospectives recapping periods of modern Japanese history, as well as resources that focus on particular topics, such as women, children, Okinawa, and southeast Asia, and medieval and pre-modern Japan.
Or use the subject heading Japan - pictorial works
See also manga
Most of these titles are current subscriptions though some older titles are included.
Bessatsu Takarajima 1994-
An An 1994-
Fujin kōron 1992-
Nikkei uman = Nikkei woman 2000-
Film & Anime
Kinema junpō = Kinejun 1997-
Visual resources for Japan
80+ freely accessible websites sortable by format, subject and/or historical period. Includes sites devoted to architecture, calligraphy, ceramics, folk arts, maps, painting, photography, posters, prints, scrolls, sculpture.
Image Collections at Duke
A guide to both Duke licensed and freely accessible images, covering how to find and how to use.
While in Japanese, these books have a wealth of images:
Dentsū kōkoku nenkan
EAC: HF5813.J3 D468; latest in EA Ref.; Duke has 1992-present
Nenkan kōkoku bijutsu. Annual of Advertising Art in Japan
Lilly: NC997.A1 A62; Duke has 1958 1963-1985
Nenkan Nihon no kōkoku shashin = Advertising photography in Japan
Lilly: TR690.4 .N43
Nihon ado purodakushon nenkan. = Annual of Ad Productions in Japan
Earlier title: Advertising design in Japan
EAC: HF5813.J3 A68; Duke has 1994-present
Image Use Protocol
A project of the NCC covers how to get permission to use images held in Japan or found in Japanese publications.
Addresses how to find copryight holders (institutions) and how to secure permission to use the image.
Front (Tokyo, Japan)