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This page is an index of on-line exhibit of 2600 posters of the pre-1945 Japan owned by our institute. These posters are presented in the "slide show format," and each item is show for 8 seconds. The number of posters under one subject is shown in ( ).

Please note that explanations are given in Japanese (English versions of poster files will be created in the near future). However, we are sure that a design and picture of each poster send a strong message of people involved in social and labor movements in the pre-1945 Japan.

To stop the slide show, please click "stop" icon in your browser. To move forward or backward in the show, please click around the right or left arrow on the screen. To go back to the table of contents, please click "Table of Contents" on the screen (that takes you to the Japanese page), then click "Table of Contents (in English)" in the table of contents in Japanese.



Translation of the names of organizations is mainly based on Large, Stephen. 1981 Organized workers and socialist politics in interwar Japan. Cambridge University Press.


Table of Contents

Copy Right of Posters (in Japanese) Staff (in Japanese) Poster Database
(in Japanese)
Introduction (in Japanese)
Posters from the 1930s -The Social Context: an English translation of an essay originally written for the pictorial record of "Japanese Posters and Handbills in the 1930s- Communication in Mass Society-."





Election Posters of Individual Candidates
(last names of candidates starting with...)
Posters of Political Parties Posters of Labor Unions Posters of Labor Disputes
A, I (68)
e.g., Asanuma Inejiro, Aso Hisashi
U, E, O(65)
e.g., Ohyama Ikuo
Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke, Ko (75)
e.g., Kikuchi Kan, Kato Kanju, Kawakami Jotaro
Sa, Shi, Su, Se, So (56)
e.g., Suzuki Mosaburo, Suzuki Bunji, Nishimitsu Mankichi, Sugiyama Motojiro
Ta, Ti (chi), Tsu, Te, To (43)
e.g.,Takahashi Masao, Taman Kiyoomi
Na, Ni, Nu, Ne, No (36)
e.g., Nishio Suehiro, Noda Ritsuta
Ha, Hi, Fu, He, Ho (55)
e.g., Hitsumatsu Sadayoshi, Fukuda Kyoji,Hosono Michio
Ma, Mi, Mu, Me, Mo (73)
e.g., Matsuoka Komakichi, Miwa Juso
Ya, Yu, Yo, Ra, Ri, Ru, Re, Ro, Wa(33)
e.g., Yamamoto Kenzo, Yamamoto Senji
Japan Communist Party
(Nihon Kyosan To)
(22)

Labor-Farmer Party
(Rodo Nomin To)
(61)

New Labor-Farmer Party
(Shin Rono To)
(23)

Japan Labor-Farmer Party
(Nihon Rono To)
(23)

Japan Farmers' Party
(Nihon Nomin To)
(24)

Japan Masses' Party
(Nihon Taishu To)
(5)

National Masses' Party
(Zenkoku Taishu To)
(27)

National Labor-Farmer Masses' Party
(Zenkoku Rono Taishu To)
(26)

Social Masses' Party
(Shakai Taishu To)
(27)

Masses' Party
(Taishu To)
(20)

Social People's Party/All Japan People's Party
(Shakai Minshu To/ Zenkoku Minshu To)
(4)

Conservative Parties
(Minsei To/ Seiyu Kai)
(7)

Other Parties(9)

Election Schedules(17)

Other Subjects Related to Elections(23)
Federations
Japan Federation of Labor
(Sodomei: Center-Right Federation)
(3)

Council of Japanese Labor Unions
(Hyogikai: Leftist Federation)
(7)

National Conference of Japanese Labor Unions
(Nihon Rodokumiai Zenkoku Kyogikai: Leftist Federation)
(1)


Japan Labor Union Federation (Nihon Rodokumiai Domei: Centrist Federation)
(11)

National Labor Union Federation
(Zenkoku Rodokumiai Domei: Centrist Federation)
(23)

Other(15)

Individual Unions
(with the first word starting with)

A, I, U, E, O (Osaka...)(30)
Ka (Kanto...)(62)
Ki, Ku, Ke, Ko(11)
Sa, Shi, Su, Se, So(9)
Ta, Ti (Chi), Tsu, Te, To (Tokyo...)(29)
Na, Ni (Nihon...), Nu, Ne, No(22)
Ha, Hi, Fu, He, Ho(12)
Ma, Mi, Mu, Me, Mo, Ya, Yu, Yo, Ra, Ri, Ru, Re, Ro,Wa(11)

Unemployment Issue
Kokumin Kyusai Domei(3)
A, I, U, E, O(109)
Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke, Ko(73)
Sa, Shi, Su, Se, So(31)
Ta, Ti (Chi), Tsu, Te, To(120)
Na, Ni, Nu, Ne, No(25)
Ha, Hi, Fu, He, Ho(12)
Ma, Mi, Mu, Me, Mo(47)
Ya, Yu, Yo(48)
Ra, Ri, Ru, Re, Ro, Wa(8)
Farmers' Unions Posters of Various Movements Other Posters
Farmers' Organizations (National-level Organizations)

Japan Farmers' Union, Japan Farmers' Union-Hirano Faction,
(Nihon Nomin Kumiai, Nihon Nomin KumiaiHirano-ha)
(10)

National Farmers' Union
(Zenkoku Nomin Kumiai)
(37)


Regional Organizations of Farmers' Movements
Hokkaido(13)
Miyagi(10)
Akita(23)
Yamagata(11)
Fukushima(3)
Ibaraki(17)
Tochigi(5)
Gunma(2)
Tokyo(2)
Saitama(4)
Chiba(35)
Niigata(58)
Toyama(11)
Fukui(1)
Yamanashi(10)
Nagano(6)
Shizuoka(21)
Mie(4)
Kyoto(5)
Osaka(23)
Hyogo(24)
Nara(16)
Wakayama(28)
Tottori(21)
Shimane(4)
Okayama(42)
Hiroshima(2)
Yamaguchi(5)
Tokushima(6)
Kagawa(2)
Ehime(3)
Kochi(20)
Fukuoka(2)
Fukusa(9)
Oita(1)
unknown(8)
other(10)
May Day(108)

Proletarian Theater/Movies(47)

Cultural Movements(29)

Publication(31)

Youth Movements(20)

Women's Movements(11)

Consumer Cooperative Movements(16)

Buraku Liberation Movements(24)

Tenants' Movements(33)

Korea/ Taiwan/ Mainland China(11)

Education of Workers(67)

Various Proletarian Movements(30)

Petitions to the Diet(4)

Intervention into China(7)

Russian Revolution(5)

Medical Movements(4)

Prevention of TB and Other Diseases(4)

Assistance to Poor People(18)
Right-Wing(40)
Government Offices(12)
Job Placement(11)
Statistics(32)
Imperial Rule Assistance Association
(Taisei Yokusan Kai)
(3)
Association for Industrial Welfare(98)
Miscellaneous(22)

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