Collection - Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai (KBS) Archives

The Library holds documents and works of Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, founded in 1934.

Outline of KBS Archives

Digitized version of Kokusai Bunka KBS issued its own journal, Kokusai Bunka, from 1939 to 1972. The digitized version of Kokusai Bunka, 219 issues of which are recorded on a single DVD, is available for in-library use.
KBS Films
Film list (PDF:15KB)
KBS Films were produced from 1930s to 1950s in order to introduce Japanese culture and society to overseas audience. The films, originally made in 16 mm film format are now converted to digital format and available for use in the audiovisual booths in the Library.
The films are quite valuable documentary resources to show the process of making Japanese traditional crafts and everyday life of people at that time. Most of the films are silent and in black/white, some of them have partial English subtitles.
Library holds 39 titles of the KBS Films.
Digitized documents of KBS
List of digitized documents of KBS
Program reports and some of the KBS documents are digitized and available to read on the computers in the Library.

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