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Commentaries are prepared and edited by the Exhibition Subcommittee of "Japan-Netherlands Exchange in the Edo Period" under the National Diet Library Exhibition Committee.

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 Rare Books and Old Materials Room, and Modern Japanese Political History Materials Room of the NDL. Some of the portrait pictures used in this exhibition, however, belong to other institutions.

Bibliographic Matters

  • As a rule, descriptions on the materials are provided in the following order:

    <Japanese Books>
    title, number of volumes, author, where published, publisher, year of printing or copy, number of physical volumes, call number, commentary.
    <Western Books>
    author, title, where published , publisher, year of publication, number of physical volumes, call number, commentary.
  • Years are shown in the Japanese eras or periods along with the Christian era in ()..
  • Our call numbers are in < >.

Update Information

Released on December 16, 2009
Character code and metatag were renovated on March 19, 2013


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