The Yanagisawa Collection

The Lisa Sainsbury Library has been presented with over 3000 books from the collection of the late Professor Yanagisawa Taka of the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties Research Institute in Tokyo (Tobunken). Professor Yanagisawa was a leading specialist in Buddhist art, and this collection represents an important development for the Library collections in this subject area. The books will subsequently be catalogued and available to readers in the Library. The Sainsbury Institute is very grateful to Professor Kawai Masatomo of Keio University for arranging this very significant donation.