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Kokka Magazine collection


Held at: Drexel University: Archives and Special Collections [Contact Us]W. W. Hagerty Library, 3300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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According the Jane Carnegie Oriental Art Library, "The Kokka Magazine is a monthly periodical which has continued, with some breaks, from 1889 to the present... Each issue has a number of articles, mostly by Japanese scholars, on Oriental art, history and architecture, with a strong emphasis on Buddhist art... All issues of the Kokka were published and printed in Tokyo by Kokkasha."

Source: Jane Carnegie Oriental Art Library, online at Last accessed September 25, 2013.

This is a collected run of Kokka, the monthly Japanese art journal. A gift of Rudolph Blankenburg, the collection is comprised of a series of oversized, handmade books on the history of Japanese art. They cover fifteen hundred years of Japanese art, beginning around 300 A.D. and concluding with the beginning of Western influence. Exact dates are not known, but it was donated to the Drexel Institute Library collection before 1914.

Gift of Mr. Rudolph Blankenburg.

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