"Compelled to Collect: From the Scrapbooks of Dedicated Collectors": the Online Exhibition Participating in Tokyo Heritage Week 2022
Dec. 1, 2022
Thank you for accessing the Tokyo Heritage Week 2022 Tokyo Metropolitan Library Exhibition, "Compelled to Collect: From the Scrapbooks of Dedicated Collectors" The Special Collections Room of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library holds a variety of materials including classical documents, nishiki-e or colored woodblock prints, and old maps. Each year we present an exhibition of materials from this Room based on a theme specially selected for Tokyo Heritage Week.
This year we are showcasing the world of hobbyists and collectors through the theme of scrapbooks: more specifically, a type of scrapbook known in Japanese as harikomi-chō.
In parallel with this exhibition we present a "Virtual Tour of Edo Castle through Illustrations and Architectural Drawings.
This exhibition has been closed.
October 31-November 30, 2022
1 Compelled to Collect: From the Scrapbooks of Dedicated Collectors
The Special Collections Room has a wide variety of harikomi-chō reflecting all kinds of tastes and interests. Their pages contain an immensely diverse collection of paper-based media including ukiyo-e prints, calendars, store flyers, station lunchbox covers, and matchbox labels. They have a wealth of design elements and are visually attractive and entertaining, as well as offering valuable insights into the social climate and trends of the times.
●A Diverse Selection of Ranking Lists
●Month-Order Calendars: Miniature Worlds in Colored Woodblock Prints
●Hikifuda: The Original Printed Advertising
●Wrappers and Covers
●Old Fabric Pieces: Gold Brocade and Chintz
●Rubbings and Sketches of Inkstones Collected by Yashiro Hirokata
●Collector Kaga Toyosaburō
2 Virtual Tour of Edo Castle through Illustrations and Architectural Drawings
A selection of architectural drawings and other items from the Materials on the Construction of Edo Castle (the KORA Household), which is officially designated as an Important Cultural Property. The tour covers the main tower and donjon of Edo Castle along with Momijiyama and the Fukiage Garden.
We also hold a related exhibition in the library!
You can see about 5 of the Important Cultural Properties from the online exhibition in real.
October 29-November 6, 2022
10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.