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"Treasures of Okinawa: Frank Hawley Collection"

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Exhibit Summary

Exhibit Period:

1 September - 15 October, 2003


Hamilton Library Bridge Gallery


The Hawley Collection is regarded as one of the rarest and the largest known collection of Ryukyu/Okinawa materials that have remained intact. These ancient manuscripts, maps, scrolls, and prints have attracted, and continue to attract, many researchers and scholars from around the world.

To celebrate the first Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival in Hawai'i, the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library has offered the first exhibit of selected materials from the Hawley Collection at the Hamilton Bridge Gallery: "Treasures of Okinawa: the Frank Hawley Collection.

For the collection overview, please visit Sakamaki/Hawley Collection page.


Exhibit View

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Exhibit Contents

Please click on the title for details.

Chuzan Kaboku-zu (Drawings of flowers and trees in Chuzan) 1762.

Gozen Honzo <or Gyozen Honzo>Nakagusuku-bon (Edible Plants of Ryukyu) 1823.

Gozen Honzo <or Gyozen Honzo> Mosei-bon (Edible Plants of Ryukyu) 1823.

Hakutokurei Kinento Takuhon (Rubbing of the Monument for Bettelheim) 1926?

Okinawa Fuzoku no zu (Drawings of Okinawa Manners and Customs) 1889?

Ryukyu Ran Shaseizu (Ryukyuan Orchid) year: unknown

Rukaden Fukuinsho (The Gospel of Luke) 1855.


Seisa Genkoden (The Acts of the Apostles) 1855.


Yohaneden Fukuinsho (The Gospel of St. John) 1855.

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Contact: Tokiko Yamamoto Bazzell
Japan Specialist Librarian
e-mail: tokiko@hawaii.edu
Asia Collection, University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
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