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Keio University carries on the educational principles of Yukichi Fukuzawa, a pioneer of Japan's modernization who founded Keio in 1858. This database was created as a joint project with the Keio University Fukuzawa Memorial Center for Modern Japanese Studies commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Keio; 55 titles of first-edition books (all 119 books) with Full-text have been digitized and made available for public access.
Calligraphic works of Yukichi Fukuzawa is part of the Fukuzawa-related documents held by the Keio University Library. High-resolution images of 44 scripts are available for public viewing.
In the Keio University Library (hereafter KUL), the first incunabula acquisition was a codex of Justinus’s Epitomae in Trogi Pompeii historias (Milan: Christophorus Valdarfer, 1476).
The Gutenberg Bible was printed in Mainz c.1455 by Johann Gutenberg (c.1400-1468), the inventor of moveable type in Europe, with his associate, Johann Fust (c.1400-1466). It is also known as the 42-line Bible as most of the pages were printed with 42 lines of type per column.
The extensive Takahashi Ukiyo-e Collection, comprised of almost 1,500 works, is a valuable collection that will serve as a source for future study and research in various academic fields including art history and history. With this purpose in mind, the materials are stored under strict management at the Keio University Library.
Nara ehon are illustrated manuscripts produced from the late Muromachi to early Edo period. The illustrations typically used bright colors, such as a vermillion and green, with gold and silver leaf and distemper.
Books on European medicine with anatomical illustrations brought into Japan in the 15th century via the Dutch trading post had a major impact on Japanese medicine.
(The collection is stored at Shinanomachi Media Center.)
The Fujikawa Collection consists of around 1,700 items and 3,600 books that were privately owned by Dr. Yu Fujikawa (1865-1940), who taught history of medicine at Keio University School of Medicine. The digital images published on the website is only one part of the collection (450 books), but there are plans to gradually expand the online collection.
(The collection is stored at the Shinanomachi Media Center. )
- Apr 5, 2019
- New PDF files with transparent text (9 titles) were added to "Nara Ehon and Emaki Collection".
- Apr 2, 2019
- Feb 8, 2019
- Dr. Yu Fujikawa's collection, held by the University of Tokyo, is now available at the website "Digital Fujikawa - History of Medicine in Japan."
- Sep 28, 2018
- Kyoto University Library Network and Keio University Media Center launched the project "Digital Fujikawa - History of Medicine in Japan".
- Sep 12, 2018
- New contents were added to "Fujikawa Collection" (Old Japanese Medical Books Collection).