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[Joint Exposition of Books] Basho&Haiku

Haiku is popular not only in Japan, but also in other countries. The works of Matsuo Basho in particular are highly regarded for their artistry, and his name is widely known throughout the world.
The International House of Japan Library, Bibliothèque de la Maison franco-japonaise, and the Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien Bibliothek will be displaying translations of Basho’s works and other haiku, as well as critical studies. On this occasion, please enjoy various haiku translated in English, French, and German editions.
For further information on the exposition, please contact each library.

Flyer: Joint Exposition of Books
  • Period: Thursday, October 2 – Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Place: The Library, International House of Japan
  • Exhibit: English materials on Basho and Haiku

[Bibliothèque de la Maison franco-japonaise]
3-9-25 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
Tel: 03-5421-7643 / Fax: 03-5421-7653
E-mail: biblio@mfj.gr.jp
http://www.mfj.gr.jp/bibliotheque/presentation/index.php (website in French)

[Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien Bibliothek]
Jochi Kioizaka Bldg. 2F
7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0094
Tel:03-3222-5273 / Fax: 03-3222-5420
E-mail: dijbibli@dijtokyo.org


[Library] Library Tour in October

The library will hold a tour on Saturday, October 27, 2018. We will introduce you to the library's usage. If you are interested in the library or library membership, please feel free to participate. Reservations are unnecessary.
  • Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 2:00 pm-
  • Place: The Library, International House of Japan
  • Participants: IHJ members, persons who are interested in the library, persons who are considering becoming a library member
  • Language: Japanese (If you would like to participate library tour in English, please contact the library.)

[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] Craig Mod—The Walk and Talk: Koya Bound and Walk Design

  • Date:  Thursday 29, November, 2018, 7:00 pm pm
  • Venue:  The Library, International House of japan
  • Speaker:  Craig Mod (Writer / Photographer)
  • Language:  English (without interpretation)
  • Admission:   IHJ Members & Library Members: free; Non-members: 1,500 yen (reservation required) Icon: Registration
  • *This program will be held thanks to a contribution from an I-House member.
  • フライヤー

    Mr. Craig Mod, a writer and photographer, will talk about the design of walks — focusing specifically on Japan’s pilgrimage paths and old roads. Why is walking in Japan so conducive to meditation and deep discussions? Mr. Mod will also break down the production, design, and philosophy behind his book, Koya Bound, on the Kumano Kodo.

    Craig Mod

    Photo: Craig ModWriter and photographer who splits his time between the mountains of Japan and New York City. Co-author of the books Koya Bound: Eight days on the Kumano Kodo (2016), and Art Space Tokyo (2010). His essay collection, Bokura no Jidai no Hon ("The Books of our Generation"), was published in Japanese and Korean (2015). He has written for The Atlantic, Eater, Wired Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications.


    [Library] Newly Arrived Books

    A list of books received in the past 40 days is available here. (continuously updated)



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