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Yuruganu odai kaname no ishizue

Detail from Yuruganu odai kaname no ishizue, circa 1885, a kawaraban news sheet related to an earthquake in Tokyo

Kawaraban: Early Modern News Sheets from Japan

Kawaraban "tile-block printing" broadsheets reported on natural disasters, gossip, important events and festivals throughout the Edo period (1600-1868).  


Regan Murphy Kao

Dr Regan Murphy Kao

Head of Special Collections (EAL)
Curator for Japanese Collections