Venue ： Exhibition Room on the 2nd floor of the Center for Scholarly Information (Building No. 18)
Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Closed: Sundays and October 31, but open on October 20
Organized by: Waseda University Library
In this exhibition, we focus on this sensibility of poets and introduce various of their uta. When they felt something about their lovers, friends, alma mater, people who had passed away, and death, they composed diverse uta such as waka (31 syllables), kyōka (literally “crazy poems”), haiku (17 syllables), and free-form modern poems. So far as possible, we display these uta in handwritten manuscripts; for even well-known uta may give you a different impression when you see what they looked like as the poet breathed life into them.
We hope you enjoy the feelings that people in the past captured in uta.
Waseda University Library