Japanese Literary History Based on Documents
This is exhibition will introduce Japanese literature dating from ancient times until the early Meiji period through documents. Although recent research trends are taken into consideration, the history of the literature is presented with a focus on works that are often included in school textbooks. Visitors can enjoy various aspects of pre-modern literature through the features of manuscripts and the feelings imparted by printed materials. This exhibition also includes a special section of recent additions to our institute's collection.