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Faculty of Letters 125th Anniversary Exhibitions: “The Realm of the Faculty of Letters: Humanities and their Objects” and “The Teacher and his Student: The Words of/for Junzaburo Nishiwaki and Toshihiko Izutsu”

Update:Dec. 24, 2015

Keio University Faculty of Letters held two exhibitions—Exhibition 1 “The Realm of the Faculty of Letters: Humanities and their Objects” and Exhibition 2 “The Teacher and his Student: The Words of/for Junzaburo Nishiwaki and Toshihiko Izutsu”—at Mita Campus from 2 December to 18 December. Exhibition 1 showcased the national treasure Akikusamon Bottle, which is one of the most representative of Japanese pottery and the Gutenberg 42-line Bible was on public display for the first time in three years. Only 48 copies of the Gutenberg 42-line Bible are known to exist in the world, and the only copy in Asia is the one kept in the Keio University Library collection.

Exhibition 2 featured manuscripts and book collections of Junzaburo Nishiwaki, a scholar poet who was nominated for a Nobel Prize, and his pupil Toshihiko Izutsu, a master of Eastern philosophy.

These exhibitions presented an opportunity to see many rare items and materials, and visitors were seen taking time looking at each display.

Exhibition 1: “The Realm of the Faculty of Letters: Humanities and their Objects”
Venue: Keio University Library Exhibition Space
Date: Wednesday, 2 December–Friday, 18 December
Time: 9:00–18:20 (closes at 17:00 on the final day)
*Closes at 16:50 on Saturdays and closed on Sundays
- Akikusamon Bottle (national treasure): on display from Wednesday, 2 December–Thursday, 17 December
- Gutenberg 42-line Bible: on display from Wednesday, 9 December–Saturday, 12 December

Exhibition 2: “The Teacher and his Student: The Words of/for Junzaburo Nishiwaki and Toshihiko Izutsu”
Venue: Keio University Art Space (Keio University South Annex 1F)
Date: Wednesday, 2 December–Friday, 18 December
Time: 10:00–17:00
*Closed for the weekend

Displays for Exhibition 1 including the Akikusamon Bottle
Displays for Exhibition 1 including the Akikusamon Bottle
Notebook writings mostly on stories of the Greek language (Exhibition 2)
Notebook writings mostly on stories of the Greek language (Exhibition 2)

Exhibition 1 venue
Exhibition 1 venue
The Gutenberg 42-line Bible (Exhibition 1)
The Gutenberg 42-line Bible (Exhibition 1)

Photo: Susumu Ishito