In the second section of our "Bookworms/Bookfiends" exhibition, “The Love of a Well-preserved Volume,” will explore the dealings of the scholars who sought superior texts while advancing scholarship. This involves the evidential (koshogaku) and bibliographic schools which began in the latter half of the Edo perio, as well as the field of Japanese literature which blossomed in the Showa era through their book collections.
Our new exhibition "Bookworms/Bookfiends" presents works across three different venues. In the first section of this exhibition, “Books to Collect and Share,” we will profile the diverse array of collectors as well as their libraries, from feudal lords and scholars at the start of the early modern era through to contemporary researchers. Come view the books at the Mita Media Center Exhibition!