The World of Ancient Character Tiles

Railway History Exhibition Hall, former Shimbashi car park

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The late Dr. Shoichi Sumita (1893-1968) was known as a researcher of maritime history, legislation historian, and played an active part as a researcher of ancient tiles and documents surveying national temples. His collection of ancient tiles is said to be the best in Japan.
This exhibition of objects on loan, mainly from the Sumita collection, focuses on “letter tiles” inscribed with with names of women who were faithful practitioners of Buddhism.

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from October 29, 2019 to January 26, 2020

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