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Discover videos, games, and new ways to interact with the digitized Japanese propaganda collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

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From kamishibai (paper plays) performances to talks by some of the leading scholars in the field, these videos provide new perspectives on collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

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Patriotic Marching Song

Listen to a rare recording of the Japanese Patriotic Marching Song as we flip through the 1939 patriotic songbook that illustrates the lyrics. This song was famously written when the government held a contest to write a marching song in 1937.

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My Beloved Horse Marching Song

Listen to a rare recording of the Japanese song My Beloved Horse as we flip through the 1939 patriotic songbook that illustrates the lyrics.

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Barak Kushner: Anchors of History

Discover the ways in which the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 triggered a competitive volley of attention, which has lasted for more than a century, toward relics of war that symbolized both victory and defeat.

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Kamishibai Redux: Soldier Play / ヘイタイゴッコ
Kamishibai Redux: Soldier Play

This animation is a modern interpretation of the 1944 kamishibai Soldier Play (Heitai gokko), a paper play that targeted children during World War II from the Kamishibai Collection at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.…

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Kamishibai Performed: Enemy Surrender / 敵国降伏
Kamishibai Performed: Enemy Surrender

This professionally performed kamishibai features voice actor Ichirō Kataoka as narrator of the 1944 paper play Enemy Surrender (敵国降伏 Tekikoku kōfuku), a retelling of the classic origins of kamikaze, the divine wind that saved Japan from invasion…

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Kamishibai Performed: My Beloved Horse Joins the Army / 愛馬の出征
Kamishibai Performed: My Beloved Horse Joins the Army

Professional voice actor Ichirō Kataoka narrates the 1941 kamishibai My Beloved Horse Joins the Army (愛馬の出征 Aiba no shussei), a paper play made during World War II promoting sacrifice for the nation…

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Puzzles & More

Engage with our collections in fun and innovative ways through virtual jigsaw puzzles and other online activities.

Great Victory for our Navy, 1894
Great Victory for our Navy, 1894
Enemy Surrendered, 1944
Enemy Surrendered, 1944
People Who Follow Suit, 1944
People Who Follow Suit, 1944
Seven Stones, 1942
Seven Stones, 1942
Three Brave Bombers, 1932
Three Brave Bombers, 1932