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Succeeded in obtaining the first edition of Seiyo Kibun, published in 1882.

October 1,2022

 Based on Sidotti's interrogation, Arai Hakuseki wrote "Seiyo Kibun" because it touched on Christian doctrines, so it was banned for a long time throughout the Edo period. It was read and handed down and was published in print for the first time in 1882 (Meiji 15). We found the precious first edition at a used bookstore and got it. The two volumes of the Japanese bound book printed on Washi(Japanese paper) makes you feel the flow of 140 years. I hope that someday in near future we will display them at the Memorial Museum and show them to everyone.


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