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The portrait photographs included in this exhibition were selected from the photographic publications or biographies in our stocks. Under the photograph, we indicate the title of the source material, our call number and photo size. The title of the source material is linked to the bibliographical data.(There is some exceptions.)

Some of the portraits are photographs of paintings.

Biographical Notes

Biographical notes were produced by staff of the National Diet Library.

Dates of birth or death in the western calendar before 1872 are calculated from the Japanese lunar calendar, and other date notations are based on "Kokushi Daijiten" in principle. Names of clans are based on "Hanshi Daijiten."


The encyclopedias and bibliographies listed below were referred to in writing the notes, along with the biographies taken from "Bibliography for Biographical Studies of Japanese in Modern Politics" (Japanese only) on the website of the National Diet Library.


Reproduction of the contents

The images in this exhibition may be reproduced in other media without applying to the NDL. If you wish to reproduce the contents, please make sure to read Terms of Use of the National Diet Library Digital Exhibitions on the NDL website in advance.

The user must cite the source when using the Content. Sources should be cited in the following manner:

(Examples of source citation)
Portraits of Modern Japanese Historical Figures (https://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/)


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