【New e-Resources】"Mita Bungaku Online" and "Bijutsu Shinpo"


To Faculty, Staff, and Students of Kyushu University

"Mita Bungaku Online" and "Bijutsu Shinpo" (JapanKnowledge Lib) are now available.

Mita Bungaku Online

"Mita Bungaku" was first published in 1910 under the leadership of Nagai Kaifu, who was then a senior professor at the Faculty of Literature, Keio University. This database digitized 397 volumes from its first issue to the end of the war. In order to compete with "Waseda Bungaku", which was a stronghold of naturalism, members of "Subaru", "Shin Shicho", etc. came together. It opened its doors not only to people related to Keio University, such as Mori Ogai, Ueda Bin, Sato Haruo, Minakami Takitaro, and Kubota Mantaro, but also to people outside Keio, such as Izumi Kyoka, Tanizaki Junichiro, Ibuse Masuji, Niwa Fumio, and Sakaguchi Ango. While many magazines were forced to cease publication due to paper shortages during the war, "Mita Bungaku" continued to be published until 1944, and has become a valuable resource for the study of modern and contemporary Japanese literature.
The advertisement pages are also searchable and can be used for research on customs, economics, and management.
Contains a total of 397 issues from the May 1910 issue to the October/November 1944 issue.


Click here and access to the database.

Bijutsu Shinpo

A full-fledged art criticism magazine from the Meiji and Taisho periods, and a first-class resource for the history of modern Japanese art. Full of illustrations and searchable by proper nouns.
The following search data is included in all 300 volumes of Bijutsu Shinpo, 7,348 pages.
・Catalog of issues: over 3,000 items. Keywords classified from the headings and contents of the text.
・Illustration catalog: over 7,000 items. Illustrated catalog: over 7,000 items. Author and subject of illustrations in the text.
・Catalog of bulletins: Over 11,000 items. 80,000 words, containing daily details of related people, organizations, exhibitions, etc.
Available with other contents at JapanKnowledge Lib.


Click here and after accessing JapanKnowledge Lib, go to Bookshelf > Bijutsu Shimpo List of Issues.


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