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RENAISSANCE OF JAPANESE CLASSICS

Exploring tradition and innovation in the literary works of the Edo and early Meiji periods.

Apr. 17, 2021 (Sat) - Jul. 18, 2021 (Sun)
10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)

The spread and expansion of classic literature via printing-The journey to the origin of reading through Japanese literature during the 300 years of the Edo and Meiji periods.

Printing that became widespread in the Edo period in Japan played an important role in bridging the tradition of classics. For example, the manuscript of The Tale of Genji written by Murasaki Shikibu was repeatedly revised and edited by scholars even after the original works disappeared. However, it was not until the Edo period, when printing rapidly prospered, that the work became widely accessible to the broader public, including samurai and ordinary townspeople. In this exhibition, “RENAISSANCE OF JAPANESE CLASSICS,” which we named after the Renaissance, a cultural movement in Europe that rediscovered the Greek and Roman classics, we will investigate the relationship of Japanese classic literature and printing in three parts.

*Exhibitions may be suspended or postponed due to infection prevention purposes. We may also limit the number of people in the Museum even when it is open.

Schedule

Apr. 17, 2021 (Sat) - Jul. 18, 2021 (Sun)

Closed

Mondays(except May 3rd), May 6th 2021

Hours

10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)

Admission

Adults: 800 yen
University students: 500 yen
High school students: 300 yen
Junior high school students and younger children, those aged 70 or older: Free admission

*50 yen discount per person in groups of more than 20 people.
*Free admittance to visitors holding handicapped-persons' cards and their attendant
*Free admittance on May 5th(Children's Day of the national holiday).
* You need to make a prior reservation before visiting the exhibition (time slot tickets).
Walk-in visitors will be accommodated on a first come first served basis based on capacity.

Organizer

Printing Museum, Tokyo, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

Cooperation

Jissen Women's University Library, National Institute of Japanese Literature, Ishiyamadera Temple

RENAISSANCE OF JAPANESE CLASSICS Exploring tradition and innovation in the literary works of the Edo and early Meiji periods.
Apr. 17, 2021 (Sat) - Jul. 18, 2021 (Sun)
10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)
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