WELCOME TO GREAT KANTō EARTHQUAKE JAPAN, SEPTEMBER 1923.

With a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale it was the deadliest earthquake in Japanese history, and at the time was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region.

The Great Kanto Earthquake 関東大震災写真集 site contains 199 images, which were scanned from black & white still photos matted on a black background. A sample matted image is provided under Reference #002.1. There are two photos on one page with basic descriptions in English. The images were later cropped. No image manuplation was applied. The UHM Library Asia Collection team created access categories and titles after consulting with the Metadata Librarian. The album may be supplemental materials to the publication:
The Great earthquake of September 1st, 1923: a record from the reports of the “Japan Chrinicle” of the destruction of Yokohama and Tokyo and the other ravages wrought.
108 p.,[12] leaves of plates: ill.;24 cm. Kobe: Japan Chronicle Office. OCLC: 768291265
The report has been digitized and accessible from the National Library of Australia site
The description on page 4 is identical to the photo album description image reference #002 (see the image right).
Some contain graphic images of earthquake victims and destruction. Vierwer discretion is advised.
This project was funded by the UHM Library and the National Research Center, East Asia grant.

PERMISSION TO USE THE IMAGES OF THE SITE
No permission is needed if images will be used for non-commercial educational purposes, such as class lectures, students’ presentations, and academic conference presentations. Please credit the images with the sentence:
“From the Great Kanto Earthquake Japan of 1923, courtesy of the UHM Library Asia Collection.”
However if the images will be used in books, newspapers, documentaries, films, and other forms of media and print, the users must write to the UHM Library Asia Collection to request permission. In the request, please explain the topic, image reference number, and the type of media/print.
1923年関東大震災写真集画像使用許可について
コレクションの画像を講義や学生(生徒)のプレゼンテーション、各種学術会議での発表など非営利目的の教育活動に使う場合、使用許可の申請は必要 ありません。ただし、使用の際、写真が「ハワイ大学マノア校図書館アジアコレクション1923年関東大震災写真集画像」の一部であることを 明記してください。コレクションの画像を本、雑誌、新聞、映画などの出版・映像メディアに使用する場合は、事前に文書で当文庫宛てに使用の許可を申請 してください。申請の際には使用するメディア、題材、使用する写真(ID番号とタイトル)を明記してください。
Contact
Tokiko Y. Bazzell
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall,Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA
Email: japancol@hawaii.edu

STATISTICS:

  • Total still photos in database: 199
  • Total images in database: 597