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The texts in this electronic exhibition were written by Mr. Sato Ken’ichi (Associate Professor, University of Electro-Communications) and Orita Hiroharu (Library Counsellor of the National Diet Library) (as of when they were written).
We would like to express our appreciation and recognition for Mr. Sato’s cooperation.

The following table shows the respective sections each author was responsible for:

Written by each representative point
Part 1:Chapters 1 to 6Sato Ken'ichi
Part 1: ColumnOrita Hiroharu
Part 2:Wasan Materials housed in JapanOrita Hiroharu
Part 2:Wasan Materials housed by the National Diet LibraryOrita Hiroharu
Part 2:Wasan LibrarySato Ken'ichi

■Exhibited Materials

The materials shown in the Wasan Library are in the collection of the Rare Books and Old Materials Room.
Some of the pictures used in this exhibition belong to other institutions and some are Mr. Sato’s collection.

■Bibliographic Matters

  • As a rule, descriptions of on the materials of the Wasan Library are provided in the following order:
    title, number of volumes, author, where published, publisher, year of printing or copy, number of physical volumes, call number
  • We adopted the well-known name as the name of authors.
  • Years are shown in the Japanese eras or periods along with the Christian era in (). We write manuscripts as Ms.
  • Our call numbers are in < >.

■Update Information

Metatag was renovated on October 29, 2012

Released on December 21, 2011


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