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Japanese Drama Collection
University of Toronto, East Asian Library

No plays; Kabuki plays; Kyogen plays; Japanese drama; Theatre--Japan

The collection was established in 1961.

The collection includes Kabuki and No original texts and general works on Japanese drama. Material on the historical development of the Japanese performing arts and original multi-coloured wood block prints (Ukiyoe) is also included. The chronological and geographic emphasis is from plays in the eighth century in the city of Nara to modern plays in Tokyo and Kyoto. Publications on how to make dresses and masks are excluded from the collection. The library continues to purchase items, mainly in the vernacular.

Japanese language material predominates. Important source materials in English are also acquired.

707 monographs; 33 serial titles; 20 serials currently received.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued on cards. Some items are uncatalogued but accessible. LC subject headings and classification are used. The holdings are reported in RLIN CJK and UTLAS.

Physical Access
The collection is open to University of Toronto users and outside researchers. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: Yes.

Reprography: Yes.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.