Japanese Special Collection

The Japanese Special Collection contains digitized versions of select materials from the Japanese rare collection housed in Rare Books and Special Collections and other distinctive Japanese language materials owned by the UBC Library. Featured items include karuta [playing cards] sets (ETA, December, 2022), manuscript copies of pre-modern literary works, hand-drawn building plans (ETA, December, 2022), printed publications from the Edo period (ETA, December, 2022), and others.

The digitization of these materials was made possible by a generous donation from the David Mark Graham Memorial Fund donors and a grant from the Japan Foundation, Toronto.