The Kikutei/Imadegawa Family’s collection newly digitized: portraits, a family tree scroll and a diary

2021-01-21
Kikutei Collection was deposited permanently to the Main Library, Kyoto University by late Marquess Kiminaga Kikutei in 1921 and 1922, and has been preserved and researched in the library. Thanks to the generous contribution from its current owner, the collection, together with additional related documents, was donated to the Main Library and has recently been registered as the library’s holding. This time, six items – four portraits of the family heads, a scroll of the family tree, and a well-known diary written in 1576, “Tokitsugu-kyo-ki (言継卿記)” – have been digitalized and released. As of January 21, 2021, Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive provides 1,614,552 images of 19,436 titles.

Three items, including Foronda Collection, have been newly released

2021-01-21
This month’s new releases are as follows: payer book in Ilocano of Foronda Collection held by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies; Chinese classic “Shuo wen jie zi xi zhuan” (説文解字繋傳 40卷校勘記3卷) held by the Graduate School of Letters and “Sasakike den” (佐々貴家傳) held by the Main Library.

Service to be suspended due to network maintenance from 9:00am, March 10, 2021

2021-01-12
Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive will suspend its service due to network maintenance for at most 2 hours from 9:00am, March 10, 2021. The service will be restored as soon as the maintenance work has been completed. Thank you for your understanding.

Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive's 3rd Anniversary with over 1.5 million images

2020-12-01
Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive marks the 3rd Anniversary since its launch on December 1st, 2017. Our content increased from 394,069 images of 3,719 titles to 1,613,314 images of 19,427 titles.
We will continue to promote open access to rare materials Kyoto University owns.

163 from Zokyo Shoin Collection Have Been Newly Digitized And Released

2020-12-01
163 from Zokyo Shoin Collection Have Been Newly Digitized And Released. As of December 1, 2020, Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive provides 1,613,314 images of 19,427 titles.

1,507 titles including Inawashiro Collection and Sankei Kikuchi's manuscripts have been released

2020-12-01
One thousand five hundred and seven title rare materials owned by the Main Library, containing Inawashiro Collection from Tanimura Collection and manuscripts in Sankei Kikuchi's own handwriting, have been released.

Digital Archive has been linked to MINNA DE HONKOKU

2020-11-24
Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive has been linked to MINNA DE HONKOKU, a project to boost research in historical documents by enabling many people to get together and make transcriptions on the cloud system.

25 Rare books owned by Yoshida-South Library, G.S. Letters, G.S. Economics and the Medical Library digitized and released

2020-11-11
Twenty-five Rare books owned by Yoshida-South Library, the Graduate School of Letters, the Graduate School of Economics and the Medical Library have been digitized and released.

70 titles from Daiso-bon owned by the Main Library newly digitized and released

2020-11-11
Seventy titles from Daiso-bon owned by the Main Library have been newly digitized and released. Daiso-bon is a collection of books formerly owned by Daiso (大惣), a book lender run by Sohachi Onoya (大野屋惣八) and his family in Nagoya from the middle of the Edo period to the middle of the Meiji period. As of November 11, 2020, the Digital Archive provides 1,404,838 images of 17,758 titles.

[Restored] Service failure due to the University's network failure

2020-10-27
The digital archive was not accessible due to the University's network failure as follows:
Period: 16:50-20:30, Thursday, October 22, 2020
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused.