UNESCO Memory of the World Registered"Midokanpakuki" on Display at the Museum of Kyoto16 September 2013 - Sightseeing/Events
"Konoe-ke Ocho no Miyabi Yomei Bunko no Meiho," a general exhibition displaying valuable historical materials, including national treasures, has opened in the Museum of Kyoto in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto. Exhibits include the "Midokanpakuki," a national treasure which is on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
The sponsors are Kyoto Prefecture and the Museum of Kyoto. This is the first time that the Midokanpakuki owned by Yomei Bunko in Ukyo Word, the original handwritten diary of Fujiwara no Michinaga, has been on public display in Kyoto after it was put on the Memory of the World Register in June.
Exhibitions are attracting a lot of attention, amongst them a record of the day when Michinaga's daughter, Akiko, gave birth to an imperial prince, and, during the first period only, letters from Shunkan, who was exiled after plotting to overthrow the Heike clan in the Shishigatani incident.
The first period is until October 6. The second period is from October 9 to October 27. The museum is closed on Mondays, and on Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday. It is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is an entry charge. The telephone number for the museum is 075-222-0888.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)