We invite you to explore an exhibition of rare nishiki-e (multicolored woodblock prints), kamishibai (paper plays), and other compelling material from the collections of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives on the history of modern Japanese propaganda, encompassing the Meiji Era (1868–1912) through to the Pacific theater of World War II (1941–45).

Fanning the Flames: Propaganda in Modern Japan highlights the top-down delivery of propaganda, its pervasive influence on ordinary people, particularly young children, and grassroots participation in the consumption of propaganda.

This exhibition is part of a larger project, which includes an interactive website, richly illustrated publication, and on-going speaker series.

To see the new temporary exhibition Fanning the Flames: Propaganda in Modern Japan as well as the re-opening of Hoover@100, please review the Hoover Tower galleries open hours and visitor information for more details. Exhibitions are free.

Closed on July 15, 2022. Reserve your entry ticket today to Hoover Tower on our eventbrite webpage!


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 10:00 AM
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Monday, September 19, 2022 10:00 AM
Black and white photograph of a vaccination clinic run by the ARA Russian Unit's medical program, circa 1922
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Friday, November 4, 2022 9:00 AM
Image of newspapers for Japanese Diaspora Initiative Workshop
Japanese Diaspora Initiative Workshop
The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University is hosting the second annual Japanese Diaspora Initiative (JDI) Workshop on… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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