Paid a visit to two brilliant young rising scholars in history of science, Sidoli at Waseda University specializing in Greek/Arabic materials, and Isahaya at Tokyo University specializing in Persian/Chinese materials. I was surprised to see the crowds of students at both universities — something I don’t seem to see in Kyoto. Had a nice visit to the fantastic looking Toyo Bunko which has an excellent collection of rare books from around the world. Made an appointment to read a few Sanskrit manuscripts next Monday. Grahamātṛkādhāraṇī written in silver ink on black paper. So much materials on hand already. Need to take a breather before plunging into the ocean of manuscripts again tomorrow!

Toyo Bunko