Rujak’s Library is on 20-Best-Libraries List in Jakarta


We are thrilled, that our (very!) small library that specializes in urban studies got noticed and even listed as No. 17.

And, yes we have just acquired very important volumes for it:

– Five volumes of a complete set of beautifully reproduced 48 editions of Djawa Baroe.

Djawa Baroe was a biweekly magazines published by Japanese occupying forces in Indonesia in 1943-1945. Most of well-known Indonesian modern writers, visual artists and others have published their works here. The reproduction was published in 1992.  It has an extensive introduction by Prof. Aiko Kurasawa.

– A volume of  splendidly reproduced works by Saseo Ono (1905-1954), Koempoelan Gambar-gambar Saseo Ono dalam Mengikoeti Perang di Djawa (1945), 2012. Saseo Ono was among the first Japanese visual artists to arrive in Indonesia in 1943. An introduction was given by Kosei Ono, his son, who is now a respected film critic in Japan.

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