Special Exhibition

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In commemoration of the 125th Anniversary of Waseda University

Tsunoda Ryusaku
- his life as a bridge between Japan & America -

Period   :   Oct. 20 (Sat.) -- Dic. 20 (Thu.) Nov.30 (Fri)extended
(Closed on Sundays and national holidays except Oct. 21(Sun.))
Location   :   125th Anniversary Room, Okuma Memorial Tower (10F, Building 26, Nishi-Waseda Campus)   Guide
Admission   :   Free of charge; No reservation
Hours   :   10:00 - 18:00
Sponsored by   :   Waseda University and Columbia University
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Hoshino Fujiko, Tsunoda Ryusaku's fourth daughter & Kato Tetsuo, Director of Waseda University Library at the opening ceremony

Related events

    "Tsunoda Ryusaku Memorial Collection"
    Exhibition

    Period   :   Oct. 20 (Sat.) -- Dic. 20 (Thu.) Nov.30 (Fri)extended
    (Closed on Sundays and national holidays except Oct. 21(Sun.))
    Location   :   Exhibition Room, Waseda University Center for Scholarly Information(2F, Building 18, Nishi-Waseda Campus)  Access
    Admission   :   Free of charge; No reservation
    Hours   :   10:00 ~ 18:00
    > Tsunoda Ryusaku Memorial Collection

    International Symposium
    "Tsunoda Ryusaku"

    Date   :   Oct. 30 (Sat.),2007
    10:00~17:00
    Location   :   Masaru Ibuka Auditorium, International Conference Center (1F, Building 18, Nishi-Waseda Campus)  Access
    Admission   :   Free of charge
    Lectures   :   Donald Keene and others with simultaneous translation


Welcome to the special exhibition: "Tsunoda Ryusaku"

Tsunoda Ryusaku(1877-1964), who graduated the School of Literature at Tokyo Senmon Gakko, the predecessor of the present Waseda University, spent most part of his life in the United States before and throughout the Second World War. He founded the Japanese Culture Center, the institute specialized in Japanese cultural studies in the United States and taught Japanese studies at Columbia University. However, his name does not seem to be wellknown among Japanese people today.
In this exhibition, we will show you Tsunoda's life and achievement as an outstanding example of cultural interchange, by exhibiting a number of materials appearing for the first time to the public.
He introduced Japanese culture to American people and established a distinguished Japanese collection in N.Y. His activities could be regarded even today as an exemplary and very impressive intercultural exchange. We also hold the first international symposium on Tsunoda Ryusaku by inviting researchers in Japan and abroad, including Dr. Donald Keene, one of Tsunoda's pupils.
During the same period, we also hold another exhibition commemorating the inauguration of "Tsunoda Ryusaku Memorial Collection", newly available at Waseda University Library; the collection deriving from Tsunoda's personal library.


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