Treasures of Ryukoku University

July 13, 2019 to September 11, 2019

Ryukoku University celebrates its 380th anniversary in 2019.  Since its establishment in 1639 as an educational institution, “gakuryō,” of Honganji, the university has accumulated innumerable academic materials and resources of value.  Above all, “Shajidai Bunko” which is the collection of the libraries of successive head priests of Honganji, and the artifacts gathered by Ōtani Expedition which was dispatched by Honganji in the beginning of the 20th century, are well deserved to be call as “treasures” of the world for their outstanding academic values.

In this exhibition, a wide range of academic materials from various fields of study are presented as evidence of the university’s long history and diversity of its collections.




Ryukoku Museum

117 Nishinakasujidori Shomen
Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone: +81-(0)75-351-2500