About Ishikawa Takeyoshi Memorial Library:
The Ishikawa Takeyoshi Memorial Library(一般財団法人石川武美記念図書館) was founded in 1941 by Ishikawa Takeyoshi (石川武美), one of the founders of Shufu no tomo Co.,Ltd. (Before its official name change in 2013 this library was known colloquially to many as the Shufu no Tomo Library)
Besides, the operation of the library, the foundation's activities range widely from holding lectures and workshops both inside and outside of Japan, presenting the Yamamoto Yūzō (山本有三) memorial literary award and the local culture award, to creating a database and search tool for the women's magazine "Shufu no tomo (主婦之友)" published since the Taisho era.
The Library's Modern Women's Magazines Library is one of the best collections of Women's magazines in Japan.