Wednesday, November 2, 2016

2016 National Treasure: Shomyoji's Documents

This year, Shomyoji and Kanazawabunko (bunko means library) together received a national treasure status for own documents, which include 16, 692 pieces of Buddhism related old documents and 4,149 letters that depict the activities of the Kamakura central government.

Currently, only large temples in Kyoto and Nara own about 10,000 pieces. So, the national treasure of over 20,000 pieces was born in Yokohama, which I think incredible. I cannot appreciate more for those people who put so much effort making this dream come true. One of them is Professor Yusuke Takahashi of Keio University.