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We would like to express our appreciation and recognition to the many people who cooperated in the creation of this exhibit.

Exhibited Materials

Most of the materials provided on the website are the collection of the National Diet Library.
About detailed source of the figures, please see Title List.
Some materials were digitized from the reprint edition or the microfilm collection for lack of the originals.
Some of the portrait pictures used in this exhibition, however, belong to other institutions.

Update Information

Released Japanese version on June 16, 2010
Added English version on March 15, 2011


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