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Institute of Folklore Studies

User's Guide

As part of our work to put the materials of the Institute of Folklore Studies at Seijo University into use, we offer access to our holdings and open them to the public (through exhibitions). Although our books and other materials may not be borrowed, they are available for use by students and staff at the university, and researchers from other institutions.
We offer public access to our folklore materials at special exhibitions held each autumn. Organized on themes related to Kunio YANAGITA or folk-art toys, these exhibitions are open to all members of the general public.
As part of our research, we hold public lectures during the spring. These are also open to the general public. The lectures are free, and reservations are not required.
Our research activities are covered on an occasional basis in forums such as The Minken News (quarterly) and on our website.

■ Open hours
Mon-Fri 9:00-16:30 (closed 12:30-13:30)
Sat 9:00-12:30

■ Closed
Sundays, national holidays, the New Year period, during entrance exams, and summer holidays; the institute may also be closed on other days.

■ Our holdings are open to the following:
Seijo University faculty, staff, and students (undergraduate and graduate), and other researchers with authorization from the head of the Institute.

■ To persons from outside Seijo University
The Institute is not open to the general public, so persons wishing to avail themselves of our facilities are requested to contact us in advance.

■ Inquiries
The Institute of Folklore Studies, Seijo University
Address: 6-1-20 Seijo, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-8511, JAPAN
E-mail: minken@seijo.ac.jp

The Official Site of the Institute of Folklore Studies *Japanese only