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Toyo Bunko: Library (図書室)


General Information

Facility: Toyo Bunko Library
Address: 2-28-21 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0021
Phone: +81-3-3942-0122
FAX: +81-3-3942-0120

About the Library:

Toyo Bunko holds about 1,000,000 library materials, including 5 national treasures and 7 important cultural properties. The library’s collection consists of 2 prominent collections: Japanese and Chinese books collected by Hisaya Iwasaki, the third president of the Mitsubishi Zaibatsu, and books relating to the Far East collected by G. E. Morrison, London Times correspondent and political advisor to the Chinese government.

The library materials are cataloged linguistically according to Asian, Western and Japanese language materials

In addition, many of them have been digitized and available to the public in the 5 newly built exhibition rooms.

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Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: 950,000 volumes

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.

How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Please refer to "Reading Room User's Guide".

Accessing Rare Materials:

Please refer to "How to Read Rare Book".

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