Current Exhibition

【Special Exhibition】


【 Qing Dynasty: The Last Glory of Imperial China 】

January 25, 2020 – May 17, 2020

Many of the things that we imagine as Chinese, such as traditional Chinese dresses, food like the Manchu Han Imperial Feast, and braided male hairstyles, were originated in the Qing dynasty. In 1616, a dynasty organized by the Jurchen people came about in the northeastern parts of China, and it became the Qing dynasty, which later ruled mainland China and Mongolia. The dynasty grew multicultural and became one of China’s biggest empires by territorial expansion. This special exhibition is an opportunity to see at a glance one of the richest collections of Toyo Bunko. For the first time, valuable books and materials originated in successive emperors of the Qing Dynasty are assembled. The Qing dynasty continues to represent China, but there is not much chance to learn about it. Please take a look at the origins and the prosperity of the Qing dynasty through our collection.

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    Upcoming Exibition

    【Spcial Exhibition】


    【Space Odyssey】

    ? – Sep 22, 2020
    Toyo Bunko Museum, Tokyo, in compliance with the government's request, is closed until further notice to prevent the spreading of the COVID-19. The opening date of our upcoming exhibition "Space Odyssey" will be postponed, but the closing date is Sep. 22. Re-opening plans will be announced at a later date on the Toyo Bunko Museum's website, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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    What to See in the Museum


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