Special Feature

* Merchants
* Image and the Reality of Merchants -- Academic Quest for Diversity and Commonality
(Takahiro Aoki)

A Witness to History

A photographic introduction to items from the collection
Shosoin Archives -- Ten thousands of ancient documents
(Masayuki Yoshioka)

Special Feature:Merchants

Toyama's medicine sellers (Tomoko Futaya)
Early modern and modern periods of Omi merchants in Kanto district (Takahiro Aoki)
People who create and hand down values and roles of products and producers (Kiyomi Hayashi)
Family employment in small shops -- Study based on the participant observation in a tofu shop (Hiromi Sakata)


Long-established Japanese stores and long-lived Korean companies (Young-zu Lee)
People's lives in regular markets -- Farmers doing business in markets (Shino Yamamoto)

An Invitation to History

Special Exhibition: Palaces, Religious Structures, and Dwellings in East Asia --The Truth of Traditional Japanese Architecture (Tetsuo Tamai)

Introducing Our Researchers -- Part 42

From the history of cities to Japanese architectural history, and East Asian comparative architectural history (Tetsuo Tamai)

Construction of Gallery 6 -- A new permanent exhibition

Starting point for modern life -- Life change in a period of high economic growth and its meaning (Takanori Shintani)

Visual Material Review

Rekihaku Forum on Visual Materials 3: "Buddhism across the sea -- Ritual and entertainment” (Reviewed by Yasuko Kojima)

Rekihaku Chat (readers' page) May 30, 2009

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