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Content notes

The expository writings are reprinted from the following publications. (All copyrights belong to their respective author.)

  • Bibliography of costume : the collection of foreign books (published in Western languages) related to costumes, textiles and allied arts in the Bunka Women's College Library, 1980
  • European costume books from the collection of Bunka Women's College Library, 1985
  • Bibliography of costume, 1980-1989 : the collection of foreign books in the Bunka Women's University Library, 1990
  • Bibliography of ethnic costume in the collection of foreign books of Bunka Women's University Library, 1993
  • Catalogue of Western rare books : Bunka Women's University Library, 2000
  • An annotated catalogue of fashion periodicals from Bunka Women's University Library, 2005
  • Bunka Gakuen Library news

Plate caption

In principle, the captions are the same as the original captions written on the same page as the plates. However, if caption was provided separately from the plate in the original, e.g., caption provided in list of works on the first page or at the end of the material, we transcribed it to attach to the plate.
We transcribed the captions textually including apparent mistakes. If the original caption was written in more than two languages, we omitted Greek, Russian, Dutch, etc.
Some of the captions may contain infelicitous or discriminatory expressions. Please note that although we attempted to avoid those expressions as much as possible in making the translation into Japanese, we had to left some of those expressions to convey the nuances of the originals in some cases.

Artist name of plates

We transcribed the artist’s names written on the same page as the plates in the original, but omitted their roles such as painter of the original drawing, engraver, printmaker, etc.

Searchable categories are as below. (In Advanced Search)

Title, author, subject, publisher, publication year, artist name of the plate, title of the plate, plate caption, file name

 About using image data

You may not copy, modify, or redistribute the contents of this archive without permission of the library and the copyright owner of the expository writings, except as otherwise permitted by the copyright laws. If you wish to use the image data, please contact us at the address below. Kindly let us know if you refer to this archive in your research paper, article, book, etc.



Documents Owned by Bunka Gakuen University Library Rules and Regulations relating to Photography, Replication, and Publication (Applicable for those outside the school system)


Anyone wishing to copy or download digital data from our library's resoruces must agree to the following rules and regulations.


(1)The images will not be re-used.

(2)Accept full responsibility for the copyright associated with using the images.

(3)Specify in the publication that the images have come from the collection at Bunka Gakuen University Library.

(4)Provide the library with a copy of the printed material or video media that uses the library's images.

(5)A fee of 5,000 Yen for one color image, 5,000 Yen for one monochrome image will be charged in the event that the image is to be used for business purposes.


If you can accept the above conditions, please submit the following information to our library.

Number 5 apply to you if you make the booklet for commercial use.

For free booklet, and screening, Number 5 does not apply to you.


(1)Name and contact details of the applicant

(2)Purpose of use

(3)Image file code (ex. 019-0000-002)

(4)Intended date of release of your publication



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