East Asia Library is pleased to announce the new acquisition of Fūzoku Gahō database.
Fūzoku Gahō 風俗画報 (http://books.jkn21.com)
One of the first Japanese illustrated magazines from Meiji 22 (1889) to Taishō 5 (1916) depicting manners and customs of Meiji Japan. Including prints and photographs, all articles in the magazine are searchable by titles, authors, dates, place names and keywords. The database can also be used for finding pictorial and encyclopedic information about variety of topics. (Below are some examples of keywords.)
浅草・呉服・花屋・博覧・不動尊・小学校・下駄・京都・見世物・将軍・正月・食物・洪水・辻占・農具・流行・銀座・演劇・祭礼・手鞠歌・方言・公園・相撲・芸妓・稲荷・化粧・停車場・銀行・温泉・遊戯・神社・鉄砲・寺・ホテル・橋・髪・葬式・古墳・煙管・婚姻・海苔・猫・酒屋・陸軍・職人・草履・馬車・病院, etc… (Keywords are from the publisher’s home page.)