Library Home Page: The Lisa Sainsbury Library
64 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1603 624349
Fax: +44 (0)1603 625011
Size of collection
Books: approximately 30 items.
Maps: approximately 60 pieces (including maps published in Europe)
Fragments of Buddhist scriptures: around 15 pieces from Heian to Edo periods
Ukiyoe Prints: approximately 40 pieces (including prints made after 1868)
Fragments are donation from Professor Geoffrey Bownas
Maps and prints are on long term loan from Sir Hugh and Lady Cortazzi. (Sir Hugh is a former British Ambassador to Japan) The Cortazzi collection of maps of Japan includes both maps made in Japan and Europe, which date from the early sixteenth century to the nineteenth century. Most of the ukiyoe prints in the collection are so-called ‘Yokohama-e’, which depict foreigners in Japan. There are also some prints of sumo wrestlers.