- Chiefly on Japan in foreign languages in the fields of the social sciences,
the humanities, and the arts
* Particularly strong on publications on Japan issued before 1945.
- Research papers on cultural exchange
- Pubulication of the Japan Foundation
- Crêpe-Paper Books
Crêpe-paper books are made of Japanese paper with a finely-wrinkled surface like crêpe, and produced mainly in the Meiji through early Showa periods. With pictures in sophisticated colors by artists of those days, these crêpe-paper books featuring Japanese culture were preferred by foreigners and many were shipped overseas as souvenirs. The Library maintains over 100 items of this special books.
CrÍpe-Paper Books List (PDF/92KB)