Exhibitions and Events

Online Gallery

Titles with asterisk (*) link to Japanese page.

Picture Book Gallery

The ILCL edits and introduces valuable picture books published inside and outside Japan in digital images to trace the development of the "picture book" genre from its birth to the present.

The 100th anniversary of the former Imperial Library building *

This centennial commemorative exhibition of the former Imperial Library building was originally held in 2006 and contains images of the former Imperial Library, etc.

Children's Books Going Overseas from Japan

This is an digital version of "Children's Books Going Overseas from Japan: Exhibition Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of the International Library of Children's Literature and the National Year of Reading".

Children's Books in the Victorian Era: from the Winnington-Ingram Collection

This gallery presents about 50 books representative of the 19th century, at the dawn of modern children's literature, from the Winnington-Ingram Collection comprising children’s books of Great Britain from the 18th to 20th centuries.

Japanese Children's Literature: A History from the International Library of Children's Literature Collections

This exhibition presents the historical outline of the Japanese children's literature since the Meiji era through about 450 children's books. Special-feature sections of outstanding authors and illustrators, stories featured in Japanese-language textbooks and its original piece and works of children's poets are also displayed.

A teenager's encyclopedia of the history of Japan during the late Edo and Meiji periods *

The National Diet Library's collection of books on the theme of the history of Japan during the late Edo and Meiji periods, including those held by the International Library of Children's Literature, is presented in an encyclopedia format.

National Diet Library Online Gallery

The NDL Gallery features digital exhibitions of the NDL's unique collections with easy-to-understand explanations.