Special Feature: Nishiki-e and Printing Blocks

Analyzing "Nishiki-e and Printing Blocks" in Fields of History of Art, Historical Studies, and Natural Science (Emi Koseto)

Special Feature: Nishiki-e and Printing Blocks

Nishiki-e at National Museum of Japanese History and Their Application (Okubo Jun-ichi)
Printing Blocks of Ukiyoe Prints -- Existing Printing Blocks and Their Surroundings (Iwasaki Hitoshi)
Pleasure of Reading Backgrounds of Painting Materials (Kurushima Hiroshi)
Digital Reproduction of Nishiki-e (Manabe Yoshitsugu)


Diversion of Shini-e and Printing Blocks

(Yamada Shinya)
Colors of Nishiki-e (Emi Koseto)

A Witness to History

A photographic introduction to items from the collection
Process and Significance of the Collection of "Materials on Modern Life in Kanazawa"
(Aoki Takahiro)

The 39th Rekihaku Update

International Symposium
Discussion on 100 Years after "Japan’s Annexation of Korea"

(Yasuda Tsuneo)

Introducing Our Researchers - Part 54

World Natural Heritage Sites, National Parks, and Folklore (Shibasaki Shigemitsu)

Museum Displays Today -- Part 22

Meiji University Museum
“Aiming for Bases of Exchanges of Knowledge”
(Kutsuna Keizo)

Book Introductions by the Author

"Illustrated History of Japanese Architecture -- Temples, Shrines, and Residences" (Tetsuo Tamai)
"Debts in Middle Ages" (Kesao Ihara)

Rekihaku Chat May 30, 2011

Rekihaku Prologue Renewal

Rekihaku News

Reflections following March 11

People who suffered the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami are already struggling back to their feet. Each one of them will start their lives again in the hometown where they were born and raised. Such energy might come from their strong feelings about history and culture which were nurtured in a rich natural environment and sometimes faced natural threats head-on.

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami urge us to reexamine the social structure itself and also the academic system of our country. The National Museum of Japanese History is determined to participate actively in building the foundation of new studies of Japanese history and culture and constructing the history and culture of the region as a basis of revitalization of the disaster-stricken area.

HIRAKAWA Minami (Director-General, National Museum of Japanese History )