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Ownership stamp

The National Diet Library inherited the book collections from the Library of the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors (House of Peers) and the Imperial Library. The Imperial Library dates back to the Shojaku-kan, which was founded under the Ministry of Education in 1872. Passing through many vicissitudes, it became the Imperial Library in 1897, and changed its name to the National Library in the postwar period. It was integrated into the National Diet Library as the Ueno Branch Library in April 1949.
Each book of the collection bears an ownership stamp of the period of acquisition, from which we can see in which library it was housed. Today, we use an ownership stamp set up with the name of the Library, accession number and accession date.

Shojaku-kan (Library)
1872-1875
Tokyo Shojaku-kan (Tokio Library)
1875-1877
Shojaku-kan (Library) Tokyo Shojaku-kan (Tokio Library)
Tokyofu Shojaku-kan (Tokiofu Library)
1877-1880
Tokyofu Shojaku-kan (Tokiofu Library)
Tokyofu Shojaku-kan (Tokiofu Library) Tokyofu Shojaku-kan (Tokiofu Library)
Tokyo Toshokan (Tokyo Library)
1800-1897
Tokyo Toshokan (Tokyo Library)
Tokyo Toshokan (Tokyo Library) Tokyo Toshokan (Tokyo Library)
Teikoku Toshokan (Imperial Library) Teikoku Toshokan (Imperial Library)
Teikoku Toshokan (Imperial Library) Teikoku Toshokan (Imperial Library)
Teikoku Toshokan (Imperial Library) Teikoku Toshokan (Imperial Library)
Teikoku Toshokan (Imperial Library) Teikoku Toshokan (Imperial Library)
Kizokuin Toshokan (Library of the House of Peers) Shugiin Toshokan (Library of the House of Representatives)
Kizokuin Toshokan (Library of the House of Peers) Shugiin Toshokan (Library of the House of Representatives)
Sangiin Toshokan (Library of the House of Councillors) Kokuritsu Toshokan (National Library)
1947-1949
Sangiin Toshokan (Library of the House of Councillors) Kokuritsu Toshokan (National Library)
Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (National Diet Library)
1948-present
Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (National Diet Library)
Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (National Diet Library) Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (National Diet Library)
Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (National Diet Library) Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (National Diet Library)
Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (National Diet Library) Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (National Diet Library)
Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (National Diet Library)
Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (National Diet Library)

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