In Hot Water: Healing at the Hakone Hot Springs

About the exhibit

June 1 - September 15, 2023

Where: Wangensteen Historical Library, 2-340 Phillips-Wangensteen Building

Free and open to the public.

Explore a newly acquired nineteenth-century manuscript titled “Shichito no Shiori.” This ten-volume set is an illustrated guide to the seven famous hot springs in Hakone, Japan, located 50 miles southwest of Tokyo. Stop by to experience the text’s stunning illustrations, learn about the medicinal properties of hot springs, and find out how this new acquisition fits into the Wangensteen’s stellar history of medicine collection!