Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Japanese Lantern Slides

"In the 1930s, Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai (a predecessor of the present Japan Foundation) actively created lantern slides and distributed them to institutions around the world to help educate about Japan." Here are a few of my favorite slides...



Sanitation Campaign

Scary Kite

Domestic Dispute


War Stories

These slides are from the University of Hawaii at Manoa digital library [link]
see more Japanese lantern slides at Triptych: the tri-college digital library [link]


VJESCI said...

.your SIDE of HEAVEN.

Laura Jane said...

FABULOUS blog!!! Thanks for sharing with the world!

Chris Kearin said...

Utterly amazing images. "To help educate about Japan" -- and to scare the pants off of children to boot!

Sara said...

Wow, really it's Your blog that's incredible!! Seriously amazing, amazing images. I'm so glad stuff like this is scanned & shared, otherwise it'd be lost! It's like uncovering strange treasures each with each post.

Also a funny thing: just noticed you had another blog when I clicked on your profile, and looks like you posted about Tadanori Yokoo as well - I'd just finished putting up some of his images today! So great.

Anyway, thanks again for the wonderful posts!!

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