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Autumn Issue (Nov.)


Unveiling ceremony for a memorial bust in the hometown of Shibata City, Niigata Prefecture

Honoring Shunjo Ichijima, 1st Library Director

Scene from the unveiling ceremony

On July 17th, a bust of Kenkichi Ichijima (later known as Shunjo Ichijima), the 1st Library Director of Waseda University, was erected at the Ichijima Residence (a designated cultural property of Niigata Prefecture) in the Tenno neighborhood of Shibata City, Niigata Prefecture. Previously, in March of this year, a similarly shaped bust had been erected on the second floor of the Waseda University Center for Scholarly Information. Through the cooperation of the Niigata Office of the alumni association, Waseda information presented a new bust to Shibata city. The Ichijima Residence is the homestead of the main family lineage of Shunjo Ichijima. The bust was erected in a location associated with both our university and Niigata Prefecture. We hope that many people will become familiar with Shunjo Ichijima and that his memory will be honored for a long time to come.