Here are the most frequently accessed historical records: Kunijo kabuki ekotoba (國女歌舞妓繪詞), portraying Izumo no Okuni, often credited as the founder of kabuki; Newe Zeyttung auss der Insel Japonien, a woodblock print depicting the adolescent envoys of the Tensho Era printed in Augsburg in Germany. These are often cited in history textbooks at school.

Transcription and explanation for each image are available for Kunijo kabuki ekotoba (國女歌舞妓繪詞), Newe Zeyttung auss der Insel Japonien, and Portrait of Yoshida Shoin with his inscription (吉田松陰画像附松陰自賛). Please open "More Information" at the right side of the viewer.