Inventory of the Kamishibai collection

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Title: Kamishibai collection
Date (inclusive): 1939-1944
Collection Number: 2018C32
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Japanese
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 5 oversize boxes (5.5 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Japanese illustrated paper play sheets, intended primarily for children and women at the homefront and dealing with World War II propaganda themes.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2018.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kamishibai collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Scope and Content of Collection

Japanese illustrated paper play sheets, intended primarily for children and women at the homefront and dealing with World War II propaganda themes.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan
Kamishibai plays
Propaganda, Japanese

 

Original paper play sheets 1937-1944, undated

box 1, Folder 1

"雛鷲の母 Hinawashi no haha" (Mother of a baby eagle) 1944 November 20

Scope and Contents

Hatta Naoyuki 八田尙之 (author); Takazawa Keiichi 高澤圭一 (artist); Dai Nihon Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 大日本画劇株式会社 (publisher). 陸軍報道部推薦 文部省選定兒童向紙芝居 雛鷲の母 Recommended by the Japanese Imperial Army Press Department; selected as kamishibai for children by the Ministry of Education.
box 1, Folder 2

"ヘイタイゴッコ Heitai gokko" (Soldier play) 1944 May 30

Scope and Contents

Matsui Sueo 松井末雄 (artist); Suzuki Keizan 鈴木景山 (author); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本敎育紙芝居協會 (producer); Nihon Kyōiku Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha日本教育画劇株式会社 (publisher)
box 1, Folder 3

"原っぱの子供達 Harappa no kodomotachi" (Children in a grass field) 1941 November 25

Scope and Contents

Hamuro Kunihiko 羽室 邦彦 (artist); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本敎育紙芝居協會 (author and producer); Nihon Kyōiku Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 日本教育画劇株式会社 (publisher)
box 1, Folder 4

"続く人々 Tsuzuku hitobito" (People who follow suit) 1944 March 30

Scope and Contents

Koyano Hanji 小谷野半二 (artist); Matsunaga Ken'ya 松永健哉 (author); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本敎育紙芝居協會 (producer); Nihon Kyōiku Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 日本教育画劇株式会社 (publisher)
box 1, Folder 5

"愛馬の出征 Aiba no shussei" (My beloved horse joins the army) 1941 June 1

Scope and Contents

Oka Midori 丘みどり(artist); Hirano Tadashi 平野直 (author); Zenkōsha Kamishibai Kankōkai 全甲社紙芝居刊行会 (publisher)
box 1, Folder 6

"鐡のこびと Tetsu no kobito" (Iron dwarfs) 1941 November 25

Scope and Contents

Kihara Mansaburō 木原 満三郎 (artist); Machitani Gisaburō 町谷 義三郎 (author); Dai Nihon Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 大日本画劇株式会社 (publisher)
box 1, Folder 7

"子供部隊長 Kodomo butaichō" (Child unit commander) 1942 September 5

Scope and Contents

Yamamoto Shigeo 山本 茂男 (author); Hamuro Kunihiko 羽室 邦彥 (artist); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本敎育紙芝居協會 (producer); Nihon Kyōiku Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 日本教育画劇株式会社 (publisher). Directed by Teishinshō Kanrikyoku (Ministry of Communications Administration Bureau), 遞信省管理局.
box 1, Folder 8

"七つの石 Nanatsu no ishi" (The seven stones) 1941 February 28

Scope and Contents

Komiya Kojirō 小宮 小次郎 (artist); Ohara Hiroya 小原 弘也 (author); Dai Nihon Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 大日本画劇株式会社 (publisher); Recommended by the Military Relief Board, Imperial Gift Foundation, Soldiers' Relief Association 軍事保護院・恩賜財団 軍人援護會推薦; The first prize winner of the fourth Kamishibai contest 第4回紙芝居コンクール一等入賞作品
box 2, Folder 1

"敵国降伏 Tekikoku kōfuku" (Enemy surrendered) 1944 August 31

Scope and Contents

Torii Kiyonobu 鳥居 淸言 (artist); Adachi Naojirō 足立 直郎 (author); Suzuki Keizan 鈴木 景山 (editor); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本敎育紙芝居協會 (producer); Nihon Kyōiku Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha日本教育画劇株式会社 (publisher)
box 2, Folder 2

"五人の庄屋 Gonin no shōya" (Five estate owners) undated

box 2, Folder 3

"軍神の母 Gunshin no haha" (Mother of a war god) 1942 June 10

Scope and Contents

Nonoguchi Shigeru 野々口 重 (artist); Suzuki Noriko 鈴木紀子 (author); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本教育紙芝居協会 (producer); Nihon Kyōiku Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha日本教育画劇株式会社 (publisher)
box 3, Folder 1

"心の鍵 Kokoro no kagi" (The key is to mind) 1943 May 25

Scope and Contents

Shiba Yoshio 芝 義雄 (artist); Kobayashi Yoshio 小林 夜詩男(author); Dai Nihon Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 大日本画劇株式会社 (publisher). Guidance by Crime Prevention Unit, Detective Division, Metropolitan Police Department 警視廳刑事部防犯課指導.
box 3, Folder 2

"隣組 Tonarigumi" (Neighborhood association) 1941 March 20

Scope and Contents

Koyano Hanji 小谷野 半二 (artist); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本敎育紙芝居協會 (author, producer, publisher)
box 3, Folder 3

"信愛の道 Shin'ai no Michi" (Path to devotion) 1941 July 15

Scope and Contents

Girei Utarō 戯禮 雨太郞 (author); Kobayashi Yoshio 小林 良雄 (editor); Ōkōji Kenjirō 大河内 健次郞 (artist); Dai Nihon Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 大日本画劇株式会社 (publisher). Judiciary protection performance No. 2 司法保護画劇(その二); The first prize winner of Sunday Mainichi サンデ—每日懸賞一等入選 Provided by the Association of Judiciary Protection 司法保護協會提供.
box 3, Folder 4

"少年団 Shōnendan" (Youth group) 1942 January 30

Scope and Contents

Nishi Masayoshi 西 正世志 (artist); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本敎育紙芝居協會 (author, producer); Nihon Kyōiku Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 日本教育画劇株式会社(publisher). Empire of Japan Youth Group Instruction 大日本靑少年團指導.
box 3, Folder 5-6

"明けゆく村 Akeyuku Mura" (Dawning village) 1942 February 5

Scope and Contents

Yokusan Kamishibai Kenkyūkai 翼贊紙芝居硏究會 (producer); Moriyama Akira 森山 輝 (editor); Tsuda Takashi 津 田 堯 (artist); Taisei Yokusankai Sendenbu 大政翼贊會宣傳部 (publisher). Taisei Yokusankai Kenshō Tōsensaku (Prize winner of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association) 大政翼贊會懸賞當選作.
box 3, Folder 7

"ラバウルの爪切 Rabauru no Tsumekiri" (Rabaul and the nail clippers) 1944 August 15

Scope and Contents

Takumi Iizawa 飯澤 匡 (author); Aoki Ryokuen 靑木 綠園 (editor); Shiratori Haruo 城取 春生 (artist); Kyōa Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 興亜画劇株式会社 (publisher). Permitted by the Japanese Imperial Navy 海軍省許可濟 March 19th, 1944 Broadcast by the Tokyo Central Broadcasting Station 昭和十九年三月十九日 東京中央放送局より放送.
box 5, Folder 1

"ナカヨシバウクウゴウ Nakayoshi bōkūgō" (Friendly air raid shelter) 1944 February 25

Scope and Contents

Suzuki Keizan 鈴木 景山 (author); Hamuro Kunihiko 羽室 邦彥 (aritst); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本敎育紙芝居協會 (producer); Nihon Kyōiku Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 日本教育画劇株式会社 (publisher). Selection: Nihon Shōkokumin Bunka Kyōkai (The Association of Japanese Children Culture) 日本少國民文化協會.
box 5, Folder 2-3

"我は何をなすべきか Ware wa nani o nasubeki ka" (What we are supposed to do) 1944 October 15

Scope and Contents

Nōtomi Yasuyuki 納富 康之 (author); Koyano Hanji 小谷野 半二 (artist); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本敎育紙芝居協會 (producer); Nihon Kyōiku Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 日本教育画劇株式会社 (publisher). 大本營海軍報道部監修 Supervised by the Press Dept., Japanese Imperial Navy, Imperial Headquarters.
box 5, Folder 4-5

"天降る神兵 Amakudaru shinpei" (Descent of a soldier sent by the gods) 1944 January 5

Scope and Contents

Kitajima Eisaku 北島英作 (author); Koyano Hanji 小谷野 半二 (artist); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本敎育紙芝居協會 (producer); Nihon Kyōiku Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 日本教育画劇株式会社 (publisher)
box 6, Folder 1-2

"空の軍神加藤少将 Sora no gunshin Katō shōshō" (War god of the sky: Major General Kato) 1943 November 5

Scope and Contents

Suzuki Keizan 鈴木 景山 (author); Koyano Hanji 小谷野 半二 (artist); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本敎育紙芝居協會 (producer); Nihon Kyōiku Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 日本教育画劇株式会社 (publisher)
box 6, Folder 3-4

"防諜戦士 Bōchō senshi" (Counterintelligence warriors) 1942 June 30

Scope and Contents

Kōjō Shakutoku 高乘 釋得 (author); Nonoguchi Shigeru 野々口 重 (artist); Nihon Kyōiku Kamishibai Kyōkai 日本敎育紙芝居協會 (editor and producer); Nihon Kyōiku Gageki Kabushiki Kaisha 日本教育画劇株式会社 (publisher)
box 6, Folder 5-6

"爆撃荒鷲隊 Bakugeki Arawashitai" (Bombing raid of the fighter aircraft unit) 1939 July 15

Scope and Contents

Hirano Tadashi 平野直 (author); Oka Midori 丘みどり (artist); Zenkōsha Kamishibai Kankōkai 全甲社紙芝居刊行会 (publisher). Educational material kamishibai number 4 教材紙芝居第四輯.
 

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō karuta" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) 1942 December

box 4, Folder 1

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) From "い"to "に" December 1942

box 4, Folder 2

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) From "ほ"to "ち" December 1942

box 4, Folder 3

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) From "り"to "を" December 1942

box 4, Folder 4

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) From "わ"to "た" December 1942

box 4, Folder 5

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) From "れ"to "ね" December 1942

box 4, Folder 6

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) From "な"to "う" December 1942

box 4, Folder 7

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) From "ゐ"to "く" December 1942

box 4, Folder 8

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) From "や"to "ふ" December 1942

box 4, Folder 9

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) From "こ"to "あ" December 1942

box 4, Folder 10

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) From "さ"to "め" December 1942

box 4, Folder 11

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) From "み"to "ひ" December 1942

box 4, Folder 12

"米英撃滅必勝カルタBeiei gekimetsu hisshō" (Defeat the U.S. and Britain and Victory Playing Cards) From "も"to "す" December 1942

box 4, Folder 13

Original box housing the Playing Cards