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. The album may be 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. OCLC: 768291265. The report has been digitized and accessible from the National Library of Australia site. This project was funded by the UHM Library and the National Research Center, East Asia grant.

Some photographs contain graphic images of earthquake victims and destruction. Viewer discretion is advised.

PERMISSION: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."
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.
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。
Tokiko Y. Bazzell
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall,Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA
Email: japancol@hawaii.edu


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