Books as Crafts -collection and creativity from Yanagi's Library
July 3rd (Tue) - September 2nd (Sun), 2018
Soetsu Yanagi regarded 'books' as one of crafted works and collected printed books or manuscripts from Muromachi period (1392-1568) to Edo period (1615-1868) to the museum's collection. This exhibition introduces an attractiveness of books as crafts cherished by Yanagi such as illustrated books from Muromachi to Edo period, Sacred Sutras of Pure Land Buddhism, and rare books from abroad. In addition, books designed by Yanagi are also exhibited.