Using the Hosokawa Manuscript Collection (Eisei Bunko) (Students and Faculty Members)

The following are procedures for use of the Hosokawa Manuscript Collection (Eisei Bunko) by students and faculty members.

If you wish to use the Hosokawa Manuscript Collection (Eisei Bunko) entrusted to the Kumamoto University Library for academic study or research, please submit the application for use found below. It takes about 1 week from the submission of your application for permission to be approved. We are not able to provide usage on the same day as the application is made.

Viewing, Photography, Republication, Reprinting, or Image Distribution

1. Please address your application to the Director of the Kumamoto University Library.

Please make individual applications for each intended use.

  • Viewing: Rare Books/Special Collections Viewing Request
  • Photography: Rare Books/Special Collections Photography/Digital Information Storage Request
  • Reprinting, Republication: Rare Books/Special Collections Reprint/Republication Request
  • Image Distribution: Rare Books/Special Collections Image Distribution Request
  • Notes:
    (1) Up to 20 items may be included per application for use.
    (2) For archives for which there is a microfilm version available, use of the microfilm version is given priority.

2. Please contact us separately via telephone, etc. This is because we must coordinate preferred dates and times of use with other users.

If you do not contact us in advance, your preferred date and time may not be available to you.

3. We will contact you upon receiving permission from the Library Director.

  • Application hours: Mon-Fri (weekdays) 9:00-16:30
  • Viewing hours: Mon-Fri (weekdays) 9:00-16:30
Kumamoto University Library Usage Services
2-40-1 Kurokami, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City 〒860-8555
TEL: 096-342-2243 FAX: 096-342-2210

Publication, Broadcasting, etc.

1. Permission from the Director of the Eisei Bunko is necessary.

Please send an Application for Use Form addressed to the Director of the Eisei Bunko.
Please contact the Eisei Bunko to obtain an Application for Use.

Eisei Bunko (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation)
Mejirodai 1-1-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 〒112-0015
TEL: 03-3941-0850 / FAX: 03-3943-0454

2. Upon receiving permission from the Director of the Eisei Bunko, you will receive a permit and a letter of introduction addressed to the Director of the Kumamoto University Library.

3. Please submit a new application form addressed to the Director of the Kumamoto University Library along with the letter of introduction.

There is no special format for the application, but please include the archive name, usage areas, usage purpose, etc.
Permit conditions
Applying for a usage permit implies that the applicant consents to all of the following permit conditions. Should the applicant violate these conditions, permission may be rescinded.

  • The period of use shall be from the date of permission to the broadcasting or publication date.
  • Fees related to publishing/broadcasting shall be borne exclusively by the applicant.
  • Please indicate the origin of the material as "Eisei Bunko Collection, Entrusted to the Kumamoto University Library."
  • Alteration, etc., of materials provided is prohibited.
  • Prior to publication, please present one printed sample, etc., of the part to be published and obtain confirmation from a University staff member.
  • After publishing/broadcasting, we ask that you donate one copy of the publication (or video recording of the program) in which the provided material was used, republished, or reissued.
  • The rights granted by this permit cannot be transferred to a third party (secondary use by another person) that has not been approved by the University.
  • Should the applicant violate the permit conditions, or should it be found that publication is unnecessary due to changes in the publication purpose, etc., permission may be revoked. In the event of revocation, the University bears no responsibility for damages to the applicant.

4. We will contact you upon receiving permission from the Library Director.