Re-Envisioning Japan: Japan as Destination in 20th Century Visual and Material Culture (REJ) is an online critical archive of tourism, travel, and educational ephemera that documents changing images of Japan and its place in the world in the early-to-mid-20th c.
REJ is a collaboration between the DSL and Joanne Bernardi, Professor of Japanese and Film and Media Studies.
Five “exhibits” contain promotional material or objects reflecting travel to or interest in Japan, linking us with the individuals who used or created these things, and the cultural, political and economic systems that produced them. The focus is on English language material (tourism and travel ephemera often originates in Japan and educational items in U.S. or Britain). Moving images are a unique attribute, reflecting critical intersections between small gauge film, tourism, and education through the 1970s.