Current Exhibition

【Special Exhibition】


【 Flora and Fauna: East-West Exchanges of Illustrated Books 】

feb 1, 2023 – may 14, 2023

The year 2023 marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival at Nagasaki, Japan of Siebold, the German physician who served in the Dutch trading house. Siebold, who was also a naturalist, brought back specimens and books of animals and plants that he collected in Japan to the Netherlands and compiled big treatises of his Japanese studies. He was known for introducing Japanese history, culture, and geography to the West widely.
In this special exhibition, through Toyo Bunko’s stunning collections of illustrated books on animals and plants, including those by Siebold, we follow the development of natural history in Japan as well as in the West through East-West exchanges of knowledge and cultures.

Upcoming Exibition

【Spcial Exhibition】

comming soon

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