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Featured magazines – published in Fukushima Prefecture

This post is Part VIII in a continuing series on a portion of the Prange Collection magazines that are now available in digital form onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL). (See the series in Featured Magazines.) 

In this post, we are featuring magazines published in Fukushima Prefecture.

Dokusho taimusu/讀書タイムス was a tiny magazine (15 cm tall) published by Meiro Kensetsusha Bunkabu Dokusho Group/明朗建設社文化部読書グループ in Bangemachi/坂下町.  The main function of the magazine was to act as a marketplace for readers who wanted to sell/buy books and magazines.  For example, there was an announcement for dozens of issues of “Eiga no tomo” for sale that were published between Showa 8 – 15.

Chimaki/ちまき was founded in 1930 (Showa 5) and celebrated its 20th anniversary in June 1949 (vol. 233).  This Haiku magazine included haiku submitted by readers and announcements/reports about haiku events.

  • 大地. [1号(1949年7月)] (Call No. D-7)
  • 団報. [4号(1949年1月)] (Call No. D-76)

Daichi/大地 was a school newsletter published by Shirakawa Nogyo Koto Gakko Shuppanbu/白河農業高等学校出版部 in Shirakawa-shi/白川市.  The president of the student group boldly stated in the foreward,  “…this newsletter represents a truly democratic school”…”of the students, by the students, and for the students.”

Asahimura Seinendan/朝日村青年団 published Dampo/団報 in Minami Aizu Asahimura/南會津朝日村.  In this January 1949 issue, readers were reminded to submit scripts to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) for review when planning to perform a play.  This entire page was marked with a “V” for violation with “Reference to Censorship” as the reason.  “Disapproved” was written on the front cover of this issue.

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