Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Locator = 36.204824;138.252924,Created For = Japan
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Fonds — Folder SC-Acc-2016-0118, Box: data_value_missing_cbcd34721d87faa21876ab0aff8dd03e, Box: data_value_missing_f34949f74c48e874d293899098ed80c3
Scope and Contents Album/Catalogue with board covers in purple soft fabric with Japanese script which may once have been gilded. The album contains 198 mounted and different silk samples in various colours or shades.
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of effects that belonged to Henry Craven St John, a young Lieutenant (later Commander, then Admiral) who brilliantly fought against pirates in the Chinese Seas in the 1860s. It includes: a presentation scroll to Commander Henry Craven St John, conveying thanks for his fighting piracy at Laksui (1866); a covering letter from the Admiralty (1866); a mahogany and brass-fitted medicine box (1860s); and an album of c. 300 watercolours executed by Henry Craven St John,...
Ikebana manuscripts compiled by Yamanaka Chuzaemon entitled 'Shinsen Heika Zui' (New Selection of Illustrated Flower Arrangement)
Fonds — Box CLX-A-368
Scope and Contents Two volumes comprising 52 leaves with 100 water-colour illustrations (three double-pages) with captions in Japanese. One page of Japanese text at the end of volume two. The illustrations are finely drawn and painted in delicate colours, all well preserved, and depict 100 flower arrangements of Ikenobo rikka style. Two different kinds are mentioned; Rokkakudo and Takada Anryubo. These volumes are read from right to left.
Dates: Genroku II (1698)
Japanese illustrated manuscript entitled Buko Setsugekka ('Beautiful Military Exploits') by Matsuyama, 1721 (Kyoho 6)
Item — Box CLX-A-1126
Scope and Contents This is a guide on how a samurai gets dressed with 21 hand drawn and coloured illustrations on fine paper, dating from 1721, reading right to left. Each drawing is accompanied by poems and descriptions in Japanese calligraphy. The book commences with a man putting on underwear ('fundoshi'), followed by step-by-step pictures of him adding more and more items of clothing and armour, ending with a complete suit of samurai chain kusari gosok armour. This sequence is...
Dates: 1721 (Kyoho 6)
Japanese manuscript entitled "Kirishitan Oshirabe Isshi" ("On the Innocence of Non-Christians"), Bunsei 11 
Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Scope and Contents A manuscript document written in 1828 declaring the religious Innocence of a Japanese family comprised of eleven people (six women and five men). Christianity was banned in Japan in 1612 by the Tokugawa shogunate, and the ban was only lifted in 1873 under the government of Emperor Meiji, who had gained power following the opening of Japan to trade by Commodore Matthew Perry in 1854. Until the lift of the ban, Japanese citizens were required to register annually at their local temple as...
Dates: Bunsei 11 
Scope and Contents Photograph of a man named, Jim, who was the Prince [Edward]'s Japanese cook standing in front of a house on the E. P. Ranch in [Alberta, Canada] in the early 20th century.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Content Description Two albums containing black and white photographs of landscapes in a variety of locations, as well as portraits and street scenes, each with accompanying text. First album is entitled 'China 1920-1930 - From Shantung and Shanghai to Yunan [sic]' (119 pages), and the second album is entitled 'China 1920-1930 - From Jehol and Peking to Yunnan' (136 pages)”. Many of the photos are grouped into sets of up to ten images on a particular province or theme, such as: Futoshan/Putuoshan, near Shanghai;...
Dates: late 1920s- early 1930s