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Furuhashi Hironoshin – the Flying Fish of Fujiyama

Furuhashi Hironoshin (1928-2009), known as “the Flying Fish of Fujiyama,” was a Japanese freestyle swimmer.  He set a world record at the 1949 U.S. National Championships of Aquatics held in Los Angeles.   His achievement was a sense of pride for a nation still recovering from the defeat in World War II and signified Japan’s […]

An Exhibition at Fukuoka Communal Archives

Fukuoka Communal Archives will start an exhibition on public relations materials, “福岡の広報紙展~伝えたい!知ってほしい!行政の取組み~,” on July 19. Various public relations materials, such as newspapers, magazines and newsletters, will be in display.  Two materials housed in the Prange Collection will be used on the exhibition panels.  The exhibition will be available between July 19 through September 24.  For […]

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. 讀書タイムス. 図書交換と紹介趣味機関. [2・3号(1946年9月)] (Call No. D-264) […]

Prange Collection Magazines are now searchable in Zassaku Plus

Starting in April 2017, all of the Prange Collection magazines are searchable in Zassaku Plus, the complete database for Japanese magazines and periodicals from the Meiji era to the present. In addition to keyword searching, you can also search by article title, author, magazine title, and publication year. On the search results page, you will […]

Advertisements in women’s magazines

Below is a selection of advertisements found on the back covers of women’s magazines.  In addition to advertisements for lotions, makeup, and sewing machines, as you would expect, there are also advertisements for banks and insurance companies.  For advertisements in children’s magazines, see this post.

Featured magazines – published in Aichi Prefecture

This post is Part VII 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 Aichi Prefecture. 中日スタイル [1947年3・4月-1948年1・2月、スタイル展記念号、1948年5・6月、9月、12月] (Call No. C-262) Chubu Nihon […]

Advertisements in children’s magazines

Sometimes the advertisements in the Prange Collection magazines are as telling about the time period as the magazine articles.  Below are some examples of advertisements on the back covers of several children’s magazines.  Not surprisingly, there are many advertisements for pencils, dictionaries, and crayons.  There are also advertisements for a harmonica and a portable radio. […]