Keio university is organizing a 3-week on-line course entitled "Japanese culture through rare books : explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan"

The aim of the course it that at the end you will:

  • be inspired to further explore the field of rare books.
  • have a good understanding of the various types of traditional Japanese books and their history.
  • have developed a unique perspective on the origins and development of Japanese culture through book history.
  • be familiar with the role of universities and research institutions in preserving and studying rare books and manuscripts.

The course will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

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