- Famous Works from the Matsumoto Collection
- February 11, 2020 - February 26, 2020
The Matsumoto Collection counts among the museum's most important collections of Buddhist scriptures. Matsumoto Bunzaburō (1869–1944), who assembled the collection, was a scholar of Indian Philosophy and Buddhism, among other accomplishments, is credited with editing the Japanese Tripitaka. He was also a founding member of the Faculty of Letters at Kyoto Imperial University (now Kyoto University), where he later became president. This exhibit, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the scholar's birth, features highlights from the Matsumoto Bunzaburō Collection, comprising 89 ancient manuscripts and 33 woodblock-printed books.