J-GLOBAL ID:201110062768631707   Research Resource code:5000004290 Update date:Jan. 20, 2006

The Iwasaki Collection

Owning Organization:
Resource classification: Valuable Book Collection
Research area  (1): History of Japan
The collection consists of 7142 items in 37833
volumes collected by IWASAKIHisaya, the founder
of The Toyo Bunko, containing printed books and
hand-writtenmanuscripts from old China and Japan.
The Collection is famous for its inclusion ofa
number of rare book types during the Kamakura
through Edo periods.
User environment and conditions:
Semi-annual exhibitions of rare books
User procedures and method:
Application for Reading room privileges :
Prospective readers should bring a letter of
introduction from a scholar. After filling out
an application cavailable from the librarians in
the Reading Room), they will be issued a readers
card. Application fee : No charge

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