Additional Digital Resources

Digital Projects on Historical Disasters in Japan

Imaging Kantō:  Mapping Japan’s 1923 Great Earthquake through Visual Culture

A digital complement to Gennifer Weisenfeld’s monograph, Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan’s Great Earthquake of 1923.  A collection of postcards by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University serves as the core of the catalog.


Great Kantō Earthquake Japan – September 1923

Contains 199 images, which were scanned from black and white photos at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  The images are possibly supplemental materials to the publication: The Great Earthquake of September 1st, 1923: a record from the reports of the “Japan Chronicle” of the destruction of Yokohama and Tokyo and the other ravages wrought.  Kobe Japan Chronicle Office.


Kanto daishinsai o shiraberu <関東大震災>を調べる (In Japanese)

Includes materials held by the Yokohama City Library on the Kanto Earthquake


National Science Museum of Earthquake Materials (In Japanese)

Contains photographs of numerous earthquakes and volcanic eruptions between 1888-1927


The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923: Materials from the Dana and Vera Reynolds Collection

The collection by Brown University Library Center for Digital Scholarship serves as not only documentation of the Great Kanto Earthquake, but also offers a unique glimpse into the culture of Americans traveling to Asia in the early 20th Century. It includes newspapers clippings, photographs, telegrams, postcards, and various other travel keepsakes