1. thomas

    History Japanese history: articles, news, and comments

    I would like to use this thread to post links to articles and news relating to Japanese history. Please feel free to post any interesting material. Any language,* any historical period and topic welcome! * If your resource is not in English, please provide an English synopsis. First article...
  2. Mike Cash

    Tokyo Vehicle Registrations: 1935

    Last night I was rummaging through Tokyo Metro Police annual reports in the national archives and in the 1935 edition found this page of charts showing the 10 year trend in Tokyo vehicle registrations, which I found rather interesting. I think it may be safe to say that bicycles are what...
  3. Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History

    Travel Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History

    The Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History (神奈川県立歴史博物館 Kanagawa Kenritsu Rekishi Hakubutsukan), also known as Yokohama Museum of Cultural History, is located in Bashamichi Dori in Naka Ward of Yokohama City. The historic building is the former headquarter of Yokohama Specie Bank (横浜正金銀行...
  4. Okinawa: The History of an Island People

    History Okinawa: The History of an Island People

    Okinawa: The History of an Island People is the definitive book available in English on the history of Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands, and an influential scholarly work in the field of Japanese studies. The histories of Japan, Okinawa, and the entire Pacific region are crucially intertwined...
  5. R

    Japanese Flag Translation

    I have an old Japanese flag that I've had for years, and I'm just curious to know what it says. Thanks.
  6. F

    Searching for Etsuko

    Hi all, if anyone knows something about this please reply!!! It's been an year since I'm trying to find some infos but it seems like the infos completely disappeared from reality! The person I'm trying to find some infos about is my great great grandmother who came from Japan and married my...
  7. H

    Books covering Meiji history of Kyushu?

    I've had nothing but good replies on this forum so far, so figured I'd come to youse again with another question. :) Could anyone recommend some books (in English) that deal with the history of Kyushu over the course of the Meiji period? I'm particularly interested in it's history around the...
  8. K

    Travel Good place to go near tokyo.

    hello guys i'm headed to japan from march 31- April 9 and im flying into tokyo and staying in the ana continental hotel. I want to go see the nature side of japan like the forests, temples, mountains, etc. does anyone know some good places to go or cool events to see? This is my first and most...
  9. Recommended books on Japanese History

    History Recommended books on Japanese History

    This list comprises some of the foremost resources on Japanese history. While they are primarily in English, notable works in other languages are listed as well. These resources will be continually updated. Japanese History in general Beasley, William G., The Japanese Experience. A Short...
  10. National Museum of Japanese History

    Travel National Museum of Japanese History

    The National Museum of Japanese History (国立歴史民俗博物館 Kokuritsu Rekishi Minzoku Hakubutsukan) is located in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. Also known as "Rekihaku", it was established in 1981 as a university research institute and opened to the public in 1983. The collections of the museum focus on...
  11. Rekihaku


    The main building of the National Museum of Japanese History in Sakura City, Chiba.
  12. Godzilla


    Godzilla, an icon of Japanese pop culture
  13. Meiji-era flats

    Meiji-era flats

    Flats from the Meiji era on display at the Rekihaku
  14. Traditional kitchen

    Traditional kitchen

    Traditional kitchen from the late Meiji / Taisho Period
  15. Darumasan


    Darumasan on display at the Rekihaku
  16. Manekineko


    Manekineko of all kinds on display at the Rekihaku
  17. Rekihaku


    Tutelary deity
  18. Kappa


    Model of a kappa
  19. Rekihaku


    Folkore artifacts from Japanese matsuri
  20. Rekihaku


    Folkloristic artifacts from Senritsu