DaiNihon Ishin Shiryo Kohon
Historical materials of the Meiji restoration manuscripts on microfilm
Original: Possessed in the collection of the Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo
Publication year: 1997
16mm, 865 reels
Index: Reel guide, overview by Takashi Masuda (Director, Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo)
The Dai-Nihon Ishin Shiryo (Kohon) texts cover the history of the Meiji Restoration in chronological order from 1846 to 1871, making them a mine of information on the Meiji Restoration. An abridged version providing an overview of events was published in ten volumes as the Ishin Shiryo Koyo (Outline of historical material related to the Meiji Restoration), but the source material for this can only be viewed in the Kohon. A first-rate historical resource for the bakumatsu and Meiji Restoration period.