Books from the Tenri Library

Daruma - Tenri Central Library

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The Brunei Gallery at SOAS, where 100 years of Japanese Books, an exhibition of rare Japanese books, documents and manuscripts is on show, is easy to get to – just a few minutes walk from the rear entrance of the British Museum in fact. So why haven’t I been there for so many years? I’ll tell you. Continue reading

Your summer holiday book – Botchan


Natsume Soseki, one of Japan’s foremost writers, published Botchan in 1905. It’s been described as ‘probably the most widely read novel in modern Japan’ but it’s not that well known in the west. Now’s your chance to discover it. Continue reading