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ARTstor is an image database and presentation tool, which currently contains approximately 300,000 digital images. The image collections cover architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, and many other forms of visual materials. All periods and many cultures are represented.
There are thousands of printed publications that provide various types of images such as paintings, scriptures, architecture, photography, advertisements as well as manga/cartoons. Categories for those images can be specified by periods, geographic locations as well as subjects such as labor movements, Atomic bomb and festivals.
A reprint of a journal for political social cartoon caricatures in 1879 - 1883. Some cartoons are labeled with English captions. However, some issues carry inaccurate parallel English chronological designations.
This ten-volume collection covers the entire twentieth century, with a focus on Japan's interactions with the world at large.
Collections of images published in Japanese-language collections can also be useful, even if you do not read Japanese. Images tend to be organized chronologically and thematically, but captions will often include dates with Western calendar years. (For information regarding Japanese calendar systems, see this Duke University Library guide.)