Japanese Rare Books & Special Collections

Illustration from Rare Japanese Book Nara-ehon Urashima Tarō (奈良絵本 浦島太郎)

Japanese Rare Books

  • Japanese rare books collection has been gradually developed based on the initial 584 volumes of woodblock printed books donated by the Imperial Household in 1928, during Dr. Ryusaku Tsunoda's tenure at the library.


Rare Book Reproductions

  • The collection also holds a number of fine reproductions of important publications as well as manuscripts.

Catalogue of Japan-Related Reproduced Books (May 2007, revised February 2013)

Catalogue of Reproduced Books of Kisho Fukuseikai Sōsho /  稀書複製会叢書複製本目録
    Author Index / 著者索引
    Title Index   /  書名索引
    Genre Index /  分類索引

  • Some 300 scrolls, both original and in reproduction, have been among the Library's treasures. 

Special Collections