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Japanese Special Collection

The Japanese Special Collection includes:

  • About 15 titles (20 volumes) of pre-Meiji (pre-1867) watoji bon (books in Japanese binding) and wakoku bon kanseki (classical Chinese titles printed in Japan).
  • About 20 titles (40 volumes) of special books and non-book materials produced after 1868, mostly in the areas of art and graphic design and military publications.

Access these Materials

To access this collection, please contact the East Asian Library by email ( or via phone at (314) 935-5525.


East Asian Library, Research & Academic Collaborations Services
David Romney
Job Title
Subject Librarian for East Asian Languages and Cultures
Phone Number
(314) 935-5155