As mentioned in this post, 5,300 Prange Collection magazine issues (approximately 700 titles, as of 3/17/2015) are now available electronically onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL). These magazine titles had been available on microfiche only. We hope that scholars, and the general public alike, will appreciate the new ease of use. No requesting of the fiche will be necessary. Simply sit at a computer terminal at NDL, search for the magazine, and read it full-text.
This is the first in a series of posts on local magazines from this new set of 700 digitized titles. We’ll be focusing on magazines that were short-lived, lasting only a few issues. In this first post, we’re featuring magazines published in Kyoto Prefecture. The microfiche of these Prange magazines are still available at NDL and other institutions.
Please keep in mind that full-text of the magazines is not accessible online. The bibliographic information for each title, however, is available.
“地学の友,” published by 日本礦物趣味の会, primarily targets elementary and junior high school students who are interested in geology. “中学社会” was designed to educate junior high school students in a new curriculum, “social studies.”
“地炎” contains many tanka/短歌 that were submitted by its readers. “大文字” was published by 大文字保勝會. According to its preface, the group’s main goals were to maintain Daimonji tradition, to honor Ginkakuji Temple, and to protect landscapes around Daimonji mountain.
“茶道雑誌” announces upcoming events, introduces tea ceremony goods, and includes several in-depth essays about significant people in tea ceremony fields. “映画時代” includes reviews on Western and Japanese movies.