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Kokugakuin University: Shibuya Campus Library (渋谷キャンパス図書館)


General Information

Kokugakuin University Library Shibuya Campus
AttToshokan Jimuka 4-10-28 Higashi 
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8440
(Please replace # with @)
Sunday, National Holiday, 5/1, 11/4, New Years
For more details, please go to (開館予定表 Kaikan yoteihyō).

About the Library:

The Main Library occupies the first, second, third, and second basement floors of the Academic Media Center.  

The library holds about 1 million 380 thousand books on Shintoism, the history of Japan, Japanese literature, the humanities, and social sciences.  They also store about 60 thousand reels of microfilm, and 240 thousand sheets of microfiche.

Resource & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size:

  • Books: 1 million 380 thousand volumes
  • Microfilms: 60 thousand reels
  • Microfiche: 240 sheets

Focus: Shintoism, Japanese History, Japanese Literature, Humanities, Social Sciences

Notable Collection(s):

  • Old Manuscript
    • Kogake monjo (久我家文書): a designated cultural heritage, passed down through the Kuga family  (from the Heian to the Meiji period). 
  • Shinto Studies
    •  Ōharae no Kotoba Chūshaku Taisei (大祓詞註釈大成): annotation of "The Formula of Great Purification" compiled by Nobuki Yamamoto, Shōzō Kōno, and Nokazu Miyaji.  Ōharae no Kotoba is a shinto ritual to make sins disappear.  It used to be performed at the imperial court.

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects a different romanization system used by an individual institution or collection.

Digital Collection(s)

Related Link(s)

How to Use the Facility

Using  the Library 

Prior to the visit:

  • Please verify the desired material is available by using K-aiser.
  • Letter of Introduction (紹介状 Shōkaijō) from your home institution library (or from the Embassy Library of home country, if already in Japan). Please use the following form if the home institution does not have one:
    • A letter of Introduction (Word,  PDF)

Note: One letter of introduction allows a visiting researcher to use the library for one day.

Upon Arrival:

  • Please present the letter of Introduction.
  • Please present some form of personal ID.
  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Please fill out the copy request form (申請書 Shinseisho).
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