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Fujin Gahō


Fujin Gahō [Graphic Magazine for Women]
Fujin Gahō
[Graphic Magazine for Women]
Fujingahō-sha, April 1934 / Rinsen Book Co., 2005
Magazine and microfilm
Japanese Collection, Asian Division,
Library of Congress (013.00.00, 014.00.00)

Fujin Gahō, first published in 1905, is a monthly magazine for women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s.  It provides useful information and encourages women to live healthy and active lives.  It urges, “Make yourself eternally blossom!”  Fujin Gahō is still published today; 95,000 copies are printed every month and sold at about 1,000 yen (ca. $10) each.

The display copy is a special issue published in April 1934 to celebrate the birth of Emperor Akihito (b. December 23, 1933 and the current Emperor) and to showcase his father, Emperor Hirohito (1901–1989, the Shōwa Emperor), and his family and life.

The Library’s Japanese Collection holds more than 20,000 Japanese serials including many that have been discontinued.  Serials tend to be bound with softcovers which tear and fall apart easily.  To preserve the originals, the Library binds several issues together between hard covers.  Surrogate copies are also made by microfilming.


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