Cover Graphics

New Family Sugoroku: The Life of a Daughter A Green Enamel and White-spotted Ink Stone Case (from Rekihaku's collection)
The Spectacle of the Imperial Throne (Yasu-cho, Shiga Prefecture)

New Family Sugoroku: The Life of a Daughter

Included as a supplement in the New Year's issue of the magazine "Women's World," 1909. The section following the beginning was divided into "School" (the road to an educational record), "Discipline" (the road to becoming a good wife and wise mother), "Entertainment and Arts" (the road to mastering artistic skills), and "Social Life" (the road to placing importance on social skills), and the finale was "marriage."

This course attracted considerable interest for the view on the modern woman that it revealed. The cover shows scenes from "Receiving Guests," "Etiquette," "Visiting," and "Endurance."

A Green Enamel and White-spotted Ink Stone Case

This is a ceramic ink stone case. The back bears an inscription indicating that it was a ceramic known as Seineiken ware fired in 1833 at the garden kiln of the Tokugawa family residence located in Kii Province [modern Wakayama Prefecture], one of the three residences belonging to the Tokugawa family. Although the ink stone itself is now lost, the case is valuable for its inscription which tells us when and where it was made. It was probably used by a daimyo (feudal lord) or a retainer.


Let's Go to the Museum!

* Here You'll Find "Life-sized" History
Niigata Prefectural Museum of History
(Kiyotaka Ichimura)

A Witness to History

A photographic introduction to items from the collection
Documents of the Kido Family

Special Edition:Etiquette

When You Think You "Understand" Something in the Field - An Introduction to Understanding Disparate Phenomena (Satoko Yoshimura)
Changes in Ink stones and the Rules of Calligraphy (Akira Yamanaka)
Going To War" - Manual for the Making of a General Given From Father to Child [Son?] (Michihiro Kojima)


Manners for Playing Shogi (Masatoshi Ono)
"Manual of Greetings" at Funerals of Fallen Soldiers (Toshiya Ichinose)

34th Rekihaku Colloquium

Role of Museums in Human Rights and Social Education (Zenjiro Kawamura and Katsuhiro Arai)

6th Rekihaku Research Newsletter

Edo Blossoms in the Netherlands
Plans for International Exhibition
"The Morning Glory of Japanese Tradition"
(Seiichiro Tsuji)

Book Introductions by the Author

National Museum of History and Ethnology, Ed.
Rekihaku Forum
"Ethnic Journal of Costumes: Cosmetics, Kimono, Funerary Attire"
National Museum of History and Ethnology, Ed.
Rekihaku Forum
"The World of the Wei Chinese: The Diversity of Life 2000 Years Ago"


"The Formation of Oda-Toyotomi Castles" by Yoshihiro Senda (Reviewed by Hideo Hattori)

From the classroom to the museum

At the Close of the Summer Holiday Free Research Consultation Room (Koichi Honzawa)

Rekihaku Chat (Readers' page) 1/20/2001

Rekihaku Update

* Excerpts from the book titled "Izumo no kuni kaikei-cho" (reproduction from the Shousou-in archives, main collection)