After the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Western-style buildings designed by Japanese architects came to appear. This 16th volume of the small digital exhibition series "Kaleidoscope of Books" introduces materials relating to those architects, as well as competitions - their battlefields. Additionally, guidebooks and photo books with images of modern architecture are also provided in this exhibition, and prove that those buildings were later regarded as famous.

  • These high-definition images are available in the National Diet Library Digital Collections. Those that are labelled NDL Digital Collections can be viewed via the Internet on any computer. Those labelled Restricted access can only be viewed on computer terminals at the NDL or an affiliated library, or via the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals. For more information, please refer to the webpages for the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries and Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Individuals.
  • A string in square brackets is a NDL Call Number.
  • The original Japanese-language article first appeared in June 2014 as part of Small Electronic Exhibitions Kaleidoscope of Books, No. 16. Please note that the descriptions herein are based on information that was current at that time.

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