The Nanzan Institute has prepared an open-source collection of visual images related to Japanese religions, based on a donation of over 800 slides from Ian Reader, professor at Lancaster University. All images may be downloaded free of charge in two formats: one suitable for multimedia presentations and the other at high-resolution suitable for printing.
How to use: Go to http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/en/activities/photo-archive-of-japanese-religions/
Select an album from the Main Gallery. You will be brought to a page with thumbnails of all the images in that album. There are two options here:
(1) Clicking on any image will bring up a page with that image and related data, often including detailed commentary by Ian Reader.
(2) Clicking on Start Slideshow will run you through the entire set of pictures. You can click on the circled images at the bottom to select another slide.
The menu bar at the top right of the Slideshow gives you options for pausing and downloading. Clicking on the top left on the menu bar brings you back to the album's main page. The search function in the menu bar covers all the data included in the descriptions.
When using an image for printed material, we ask that you add the following acknowledgement: "From the Photo Archives of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, Nagoya, Japan."