The exhibition at Toyo Bunko Museum, “Marco Polo and the Silk Road World Heritage Sites – The Birth of Oriental Studies in the Occident” is held 7th August to 26th December 2013. The British Day of Toyo Bunko Museum will be held on 5th December to commemorate the completion of the visit to Japan by John Saris exacxtly 400 year to the day. There are exhibits related to the history of British-Japanese relations, a symposium and British chamber music in the museum.
Toyo Bunko Museum is exhibiting the diary of John Saris (The first voyage of the English to the Islands of Japan, being the eighth voyage to the East Indies under the command of Captain John Saris.) hand written in 1617 for Chancellor Francis Bacon.
Booking is required for attending the symposium (attendance: 880 Yen). http://www.toyo-bunko.or.jp/museum/
In association with: The British Embassy Tokyo