The NCC Japanese Digital Image Gateway is a bilingual database available in both Japanese and English, searchable by title, keywords, descriptions, and subject categories. It acts as a portal database for online images that are held by various universities, archives, research institutions, public libraries, and museums in Japan, North America, and Europe.
(188 resources, as of April 2023)
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“Hōrai no makimono” Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book & Manuscript Library (View source here).
A note on the reproduction of images: Please consult individual institutions that hold the original items you are interested in using. Refer to NCC's Image Use Protocol for further information.
Updated the Picture Scrolls database (絵巻物データベース）at Nichibunken (May 28, 2021)
Added 10 old medical book image sources (May 15, 2020)
Japanese studies librarian, Princeton University
Information Resources Specialist, NCC
Princeton University alumnus, 2019
Former NCC web manager