Memory of World "Mido Kampaku-ki" IntroductionMuseum of Kyoto Exhibition from September 1424 August 2013 - Sightseeing/Events
"Mido Kampaku-ki" is on display for the first time in Kyoto Prefecture since it was registered in June. The diary entries, which were written about the days when Shoshi Fujiwara, Michinaga's eldest daughter, gave birth to Imperial Prince Atsunaga, and when Shoshi entered Emperor Ichijo's court as a high-ranking lady, will be shown in the first and second halves of the exhibition respectively. Additionally, a letter by Shunkan, a Buddhist monk in the late Heian Period who was exiled to an island due to the Shishigatani Incident, will be displayed for the first time. The Shishigatani Incident was a failed uprising against the rule of the Taira clan. This letter is the only handwritten document of his in existence and will be on display only during the first half of the exhibition.
Osamu Nawa, the chief librarian of the Yomei Bunko, said, "As the exhibition includes a diary, in which Michinaga wrote the wrong date, visitors can enjoy a sense of reality. I do hope people look over the items directly." The first session will be held until October 6 and the second session continues from October 9 to 27. The museum is closed on Mondays, or the following day when Monday is a public holiday. It will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There is an admission fee. A commemorative lecture will be given by the Chief Librarian Nawa from 10:30 a.m. on September 15 for up to 170 participants. Please apply by a reply-paid postcard. For more information, call the museum at 075-222-0888.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)