Tag Archive | education books

Featured Education book – “Shakai e no tabi”

In September 2015, we began digitizing the education books in the Prange Collection.  We’ll share interesting educational materials with you as the scanning project progresses.  A list of posts in this series can be found here.    “Shakai e no tabi” (Nara-shi: Nara Bunko, 1947) is a three volume set of social science textbooks edited by Nara […]

Featured Education book – Zenkoku koto gakko senmon gakko koka, ryokashu

In September 2015, we began digitizing the education books in the Prange Collection.  We’ll share interesting educational materials with you as the scanning project progresses.  A list of posts in this series can be found here.    “Zenkoku koto gakko senmon gakko koka, ryokashu” (Tokyo: Kinkyojuku, 1946) is a compilation of school songs (Call No. 430-0020). Some […]

Featured Education book – Hokkaido no shakaika kyoiku

In September 2015, we began digitizing the education books in the Prange Collection.  We’ll share interesting educational materials with you as the scanning project progresses.  A list of posts in this series can be found here.  When a Prange staff member was preparing “Hokkaido no shakaika kyoiku [北海道の社會科敎育]” (Call No. 411-0044) for digitization, one page caught […]

Featured Education book – rosters

In September 2015, we began scanning the education books.  We’ll share with you interesting educational materials as the scanning project progresses.   There are approximately 40 rosters within the education books (as of January 2016). These rosters, particularly from small organizations, may well be unique to the Prange Collection. See below for some examples. They are […]

Last resort – let’s insert illustrations!

As instructed by the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD), no indication of or reference to censorship could appear in publications (see this post).   There could be no ellipses and no blank spaces where something was deleted, and no blackening out was permitted.  Ideally, publishers would insert revised (or entirely new) text to fill the same space, but […]

Digitization of the Prange Collection Education Books

We are currently scanning the Prange Collection education books, including textbooks, books on curriculum and educational philosophy, and summer workbooks. As the books are being prepared for scanning, they will be unavailable for use.  The list of books that are currently unavailable can be found here.  See this page for general information about the education […]

Japanese flag illustrations censored

The use of the Japanese flag (the Hinomaru) was restricted, though not outright banned, during the Occupation.  To the Allied Forces, it was a symbol of Japanese nationalism and a reminder of Japan’s aggression during World War II. It is not surprising, then, that the flag was deleted from several Prange Collection children’s books.  Below […]