Center for Modern Japanese Legal and Political Documents, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
Meiji Shinbun Zasshi Bunko
Miyatake Gaikotsu established this library upon receiving adonation from Seki Hironao, the founder of the Hakuhodopublishing company. Gaikotsu’s mass-produced publications,including the satirical magazine “Kokkei Shinbun,” are all filledwith his spirit of defiance and ready wit. After the 1923 KantoEarthquake, Gaikotsu became acutely aware of the need to collectand preserve such materials. He thus devoted himself to collectinga vast number of papers and magazines by traveling around thecountry on foot, leaving as a result an unparalleled collection forthe library.