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Images and Visual Resource Collections

Online guide to image collections for faculty, researchers and students at the University of Toronto.

Asian Collections - All Regions

South Asian Collections

Japan - Image Collections

Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University.  They own a collection of 2700 posters of pre-1945 period and 1400 posters of post-1945 period. Images of Japanese Labor and Social Movement in pre-1945 Japan are examples of what is included in the collection.  The site is in English and Japanese. http://oohara.mt.tama.hosei.ac.jp/english/index.html

East Asian Library, Robarts Library at U of T subscribes to the Kikuzo II Visual for Libraries (Asahi newspaper online).  This database has the Asahi Shinbun Rekishi Shashin Akaibu (Asahi Newspaper Historical photographs archive). It is in Japanese. You can browse for photographs by category. As an example, here is a link to colonial rule in Manchuria. The permanent link to this resource is http://go.utlib.ca/cat/7911786

Virtual Museum of Japanese Art

East Asia - China, Korea