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This is a newsletter from bookseller Iwata Shoin, containing lists of new books, gift books, and tables of contents of journals related to the Tōhoku region. Published monthly and available as PDF from 2009-present.
Digital Archives - Kantō
Digital archives from libraries in the Kantō region, including Tokyo and Yokohama.
TOKYO Archive is a project by the Tokyo Metropolitan Library focusing on Tokyo regional history and culture, with digital images of objects and documents from their collections, including maps of Edo, banzuke, books, calligraphy, and ukiyo-e. There is also a search of documentation related to disasters in the region throughout history.
Search of several collections held at Tōhoku University, including their Natsume Sōseki and Kano Kokichi bunko, as well as Akita family documents. Includes an English interface but not all documents are digitized. Metadata can be viewed for all, and the documents consulted at the university library.
The Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters provides metadata and previews for the holdings of a wide variety of digital archives run by Japanese and overseas institutions, including photographs, news headlines and articles, testimonials, tweets, and websites. It also includes a map function as well as the opportunity for users to create their own themed collections of materials and submit translations of individual items.
The digital archive of Shizuoka Prefectural Central Library, containing a number of old documents and books, as well as a special section on materials related to Mt. Fuji, and special exhibits on the Bakumatsu period and map collections.
Digital Archives - Kansai
Digital archives from the Kansai region, with a focus on Kyoto and Nara.
Several digital archives of high-quality images of objects from the Kyoto National Museum, including general collections, national treasures, multilingual commentary on national treasures owned by the five national museums, and a curated guide to the best-known works at the museum.
Watanabe Miki is a professor at Kanagawa and a researcher of Okinawan history. He provides various resources on Okinawan history on his personal website, including a message board, index of Okinawa-related sites in China and Japan, and bibliography of Okinawa history research.