Lisa Sainsbury Library
The Lisa Sainsbury Library holds books, journals, exhibition catalogues, slides, prints, maps and other materials relating to all aspects of Japanese arts and cultures. Its basic level collections include general introductory works and key reference materials in English and Japanese. Its study collections support advanced research by staff and students in Japanese applied arts and ceramics, archaeology, material culture and trade, cultural heritage and architecture, as well as East Asian cultural history, archaeology and art history. The Library also holds specific research materials required by staff and researchers affiliated to the Institute.
Search The Lisa Sainsbury Library Collection
Volumes 1-1274 are available on the Kokka DVD-ROM held at the Library. For on-site viewing request, please contact the librarian. Printed editions of Kokka from volume 1275 to the most current edition are also available.
Carmen Blacker Collection
The library of the late Dr Carmen Blacker is now housed in the Lisa Sainsbury Library. The publications are mostly relate to Japanese anthroplogy and religious studies.
Bernard Leach Collection
Around 200 books once belonging to Bernard Leach and Janet Leach are now housed in the Lisa Sainbury Library.
Searching Other Collections: Books
CiNii Union Catalogue A union catalogue of key Japanese research institutions’ libraries in the UK. Cooperative catalogue used by Japanese university libraries and national research institututions in Japan. The catalogue search language is Japanese only. CiNii lists book collection in the British Library, SOAS Library*, Bodleian Japanese Library, Cambridge University Library, British Museum Japanese Section*, Sheffield University Library, Edinburgh University Library, and Lisa Sainsbury Library. *Not all Japanese art related books in SOAS Library and the British Museum’s Japanese Section are listed. For SOAS library’s catalogue, please see below. Not all books acquired before 2000 at the British Museum’s Japanese Section are catalogued and there is currently no off-site search function available (as of April 2016).
COPAC Cooperative catalogue of key UK university and research institutions (University of East Anglia is not a participating member)
National Art Library
Courtauld Institute of Art
CiNii Union Catalogue* *Keio and Waseda Universities are not CiNii members
National Museums and Libraries in and around Tokyo Includes National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo, National Art Center, Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Library, Yokohama Museum of Art Information Center, Nationa Museum of Western Art Resource Center, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photograhy, Tokyo National Museum, Edo Tokyo Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Kanagawa and Hayama Library
Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
National Diet Library
General search system hosted by the National Diet Library Includes collection details from the National Diet Library and other local, regional and prefectural public libraries
National Museum of Japanese History
World Cat The world’s largest collective catalogue with mainly North American institution members. Includes many UK institution members.
European Library Catalogue of European national libraries
Collective catalogue of French national museums and libraries
Hathi-Trust HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Search Journals and Papers
*Search for articles in Kokka published in and since volume 1257.
Enter search words in the top right hand search box. Enter ‘Kokka’ to limit search results (the database contains other articles published by Asahi Shimbun).
Nihon no bijutsu
List of feature articles in Nihon no bijutsu
Articles in Japanese journals
National Diet Library
Articles in Japanese journals from the National Diet Library’s catalogue