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Books, Scripts >> WINE OPAC
Honda Library [test operation since Apr. 27, 2012]
Chinese Books
Ryoyu-Gaho [test operation since May. 8, 2012]
Korean Book DB [test operation since Mar. 6, 2008]
“Nogaku" Journal Article Index
Kyuen Kawasaki Collection
Nohgaku-Times [test operation since Apr. 22, 2010]
Censored Scripts [images]
Films [video] [test operation since Feb. 24, 2006]
Post-Chikamatsu Joruri Works [test operation since Jan. 18, 2007]
Digital Images of Kisaku Ito's Stage Designs
Abridged Book of "Suiko-ki" [images] [test operation since May. 26, 2010]
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Database for Theatre Research
--Digital Archives Collection

The Theatre Museum is currently compiling its huge collection of materials related to Japanese and overseas theatrical performances and films into academic databases to make them available for public access. The databases include a number of images that can be displayed and viewed on computer screens.
Visitors can freely access any data for non-commercial purposes, with the exception of some data which is restricted to protect copyrights and rights of publicity. However, please do not republish or reuse any information contained in the databases without permission unless such republishing and reuse are granted under the Copyright Law and other related laws

If you know the form and genre of the material you are looking for:
--Select the corresponding database from among those listed under the category search in the menu on the left, and search the material.

If you wish to see what materials are available based on a certain keyword(s):
--Input the keyword(s) in the keyword search box below the menu on the left.

*Please see each database site for hints on how to search.
*All the stage photographs and film stills can be viewed on the dedicated displays installed at the Theatre Museum.

- Maintenance -
No maintenance is planned at the moment.

These databases are built and operated by the Digital Archives Office for the purpose of publicizing the undertakings and research of the Theatre Museum.

演劇博物館 21世紀COE演劇研究センター 演劇博物館版「想-IMAGINE」

*The stage photograph database, Ukiyo-e Viewing System, and contemporary theatrical performance records database were developed by the Asian Culture Research Center as part of the “Joint research on Asian cultures with focus on theatre, art history and archaeology," a research project designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a Private University Academic Research Promotion Project and funded under the Academic Frontier Promotion Program [98F-02] (FY1998-2002). *Other databases include the results of a research project on the "Development of Research and Study Methodologies in Theatre" (FY2002-2006) conducted as part of the 21st Century Centre of Excellence Program, as well as data from the Database for Theatre Research (DTR) (FY2004-2006) developed under a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi) program) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). *Directly linking to images is prohibited at present.
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This page first published Apr 10, 2001 by ymmt
This page last updated May 11, 2015 by tsuchiya