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Themed Booklists

Show Authors and Literature

Book ListLast UpdatedEvent
Kyoko NakajimaSep 27, 2019Created for Writers on Writing: Author Kyoko Nakajima in conversation with Lynne Kutsukake
Sayaka MurataOct 3, 2018Created for What is Normal? - In Conversation with Author Sayaka Murata
Mitsuyo KakutaOct 27, 2015Created for the events of the International Festival of Authors 2015
Haruki MurakamiOct 10, 2014Updated for the English-language release of "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage."
Fuminori NakamuraOct 9, 2014Created for The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) 2014.
Tezuka OsamuFeb 24, 2014Updated for "The Life and Works of the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka."
Kazushige Abe and
Mieko Kawakami
Sep 1, 2013Created for "International Festival of Authors 2014: Japanese Authors in Conversation."
Matsumoto TaiyoMay 11, 2013Created for "The World of Taiyo Matsumoto Exhibition."
Hiromi Ito, Hiromi Kawakami,
Motoyuki Shibata
Oct 15, 2012Created for International Festival of Authors 2012.
Japanese-Canadian AuthorsFeb 14, 2012Created for the book launch of “The Reading List” by Leslie Shimotakahara.

Book ListLast UpdatedEvent
French materials at JFTNov 13, 2017French materials available in the JFT Library
Contemporary Literature
in French - Littérature
japonaise contemporaine
Oct 10, 2014Created for the The International Travel & Tourism Show 2014.
Monkey Business 2013Sep 6, 2013Created for "Monkey Business: New Voices from Japan."
Hyakunin IsshuJan 8, 2013Created for New Year's 2013.
The Tale of GenjiJun 26, 2010Created for JFT library archives.

Show Arts: fine arts (calligraphy, music, painting, photography, prints, sculpture)

Book ListLast UpdatedEvent
Hiroshige and
Ukiyo-e Printmaking
Jan 18, 2019Created for Landmarks From Before It Was Called Tokyo: Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Shodo Japanese CalligraphyOct 16, 2018Created for Noriko Maeda Foundations
Yayoi KusamaMar 3, 2018Created for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at the AGO
Shodo Japanese CalligraphyOct 16, 2018Created for Noriko Maeda Foundations
Todai-ji Temple, NaraApr 1, 2017Created for Road of Light and Hope: National Treasures of Todai-ji Temple, Nara Photographs by Miro Ito
Samurai and Ukiyo-e PrintsJan 6, 2016Created for Legendary Loyalty: The 47 Ronin in Japanese Prints
Seiji OzawaJun 14, 2014Created for "Seiji Ozawa: A Photography Exhibition of a Young Maestro."
Works by Iizawa Kotaro and
Tatsuki Masaru
Sep 17, 2013Created for "Tohoku Talks: Kotaro Iizawa & Masaru Tatsuki."
Japanese ArtMar 14, 2012Created for "For Nature or Against Nature: The Western Reception of Contemporary Japanese Art."
CalligraphyJul 21, 2008Created for "Shiko Kataoka: Master Calligrapher from Japan Exhibition."
Toru TakemitsuJul 18, 2006Created for "WATERSCAPE: Homage to Toru Takemitsu."

Show Arts: decorative (ceramics, textiles, washi)

Book ListLast UpdatedEvent
Ceramics and SakeAug 1, 2019Created for Ceramic Design For Sake Exhibition
YakishimeMay 24, 2016Created for YAKISHIME - Earth Metamorphosis
Japanese CeramicsNov 17, 2014Created for the talk "Collecting Japanese Ceramics for the British Museum, 1753-2014."
Japanese PaperMay 13, 2014Created for "Kigami and Kami-Ito: Paper thread-making demonstration by Hiroko Karuno."
Japanese FashionApr 26, 2014Created for "From Wabi-Sabi to Kawaii? A Talk by Fashion Historian Akiko Fukai."
KimonoApr 15, 2014Updated for "From Wabi-Sabi to Kawaii? A Talk by Fashion Historian Akiko Fukai."
Industrial DesignJan 4, 2013Created for "Ceramics for Daily Comfort: Design Exhibition by Yasuki Sakamoto and Kazuhiro Tominaga."
Washi and Paper ArtDec 4, 2012Created for World Washi Summit 2012.
Japanese CraftsJun 28, 2012Created for "Contemporary Japanese Crafts Exhibition."

Show History

Book ListLast UpdatedEvent
Tokyo BEFORE / AFTERApr 20, 2018Created for Tokyo BEFORE/AFTER
Samurai and Ukiyo-e PrintsJan 6, 2016Created for Legendary Loyalty: The 47 Ronin in Japanese Prints
Edo SamuraiJan 26, 2013Created for "Imagining Samurai: A Look at Life through Art of the Edo Period by Dr. Hiroshi Kurushima."
Legacy of Hiroshima and NagasakiNov 7, 2012Created for library display, "The Legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

Show Japan and Canada

Book ListLast UpdatedEvent
Finding JAPAN: Early Canadian
Jun 10, 2013Created for "Anne Park Shannon: Finding Japan."
What can Japan learn from Canada
Aug 15, 2012Created for Japan Futures Initiative lecture.
The Reading ListFeb 14, 2012Created for the book launch of “The Reading List” by Leslie Shimotakahara.

Show Pop Culture

Book ListLast UpdatedEvent
TCAFMay 6, 2014Created for The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014.
Tezuka OsamuFeb 24, 2014Updated for "The Life and Works of the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka."
Anime DVDsAug 21, 2013Created for Fan Expo 2013.
JFT Library Manga CollectionMar 6, 2013Created for JFT library archives.
TIFF 2012Sep 10, 2012Created for Toronto International Film Festival 2012.
LeonieJun 1, 2012Created for the book launch of “Leonie" by Hisako Matsui.

Show Sciences and Natural Disasters

Book ListLast UpdatedEvent
TohokuJun 5, 2013Created for "Tohoku - Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers Exhibition."
EarthquakesMar 2, 2012Created for the Great East Japan Earthquake anniversary.

Show Social Sciences

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Japanese Folktales, Yokai and HorrorOct 23, 2017Created for Halloween
Ainu Art and CultureSep 27, 2017Created for Indigenous Cultures in Japan and Canada
Women and BuddhismMar 8, 2017Created for Bikers, Widows, and Bidhisattvas - Female Priests in Japanese Buddhism
Rural TourismMay 6, 2016Created for "Country Roads - Rural Tourism in Japan & Canada"
Aging and Changing DemographicsSep 18, 2014Created for "Library Services in Aging Japan: A talk by Professor Chieko Mizoue, University of Tsukuba,"
and "Embracing Decline? Understanding the Dynamics of Aging, Depopulation and Well-Being in Rural Japan: A talk by Professor Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield."
Ghosts, Goblins & YokaiMay 22, 2014Created for Doors Open Toronto 2014.
TPPFeb 10, 2014Created for "TPP 101: An introduction to the world of trade regimes and negotiations."
TohokuJun 5, 2013Created for "Tohoku - Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers Exhibition."
FoodJan 16, 2013Created for "Itadakimasu! A Series Exploring Sustainable Food Systems and Mindful Eating."
Buddhism In JapanNov 16, 2012Created for the lecture "Buddhism in Canada by Professor Victor Hori."
PeaceFeb 29, 2012Created for "60 Years Later: The San Francisco Peace Treaty and the Regional Conflicts in East Asia by Dr. Kimie Hara."
Mortuary Ceremony in JapanFeb 9, 2012Created for "Nature’s Embrace: Creating a New Mortuary Ceremony in Contemporary Japan."

Show Sports

Book ListLast UpdatedEvent
Japanese BaseballAug 21, 2017Created for Fighting Spirit in Baseball Films: Kano
Martial ArtsDec 5, 2007Created for "The spirit of Budo: Japan’s Martial Arts Exhibition."