Renaissance of Japanese Classics—Exploring Tradition and Innovation in the Literary Works of the Edo and Early Meiji Periods

Printing Museum

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*Due to the spread of COVID-19, Printing Museum, Tokyo will be temporarily closed on April 28th for the time being.

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. This exhibition named after the Renaissance, a cultural movement in Europe that rediscovered the Greek and Roman classics, will investigate the relationship of Japanese classic literature and printing in three parts.

*In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Printing Museum, Tokyo is implementing a prior admittance reservation system. Please visit official website for the details.

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Schedule

from April 17, 2021 to July 18, 2021
By appointment only.

Fee

Adults ¥800; University Students ¥500; High School Students ¥300; Junior High School Students and Under, Seniors 70 & Over, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:On a Public Holiday Monday, the museum is open but closed on the following Tuesday.

Access

Address: Toppan Koishikawa Bldg., 1-3-3 Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8531
Phone: 03-5840-2300 Fax: 03-5840-1567

8 minute walk from exit 4 at Edogawabashi Station on the Yurakucho line. 13 minute walk from Iidabashi Station on the JR Sobu, Yurakucho, Tozai, Namboku or Toei Oedo line. 10 minute walk from Korakuen Station on the Marunouchi and Namboku lines.

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