What is the connection between ancient Alexandria’s library and Kyoto?
In 2011, just after to Tsunami, at Kyoto, I saw a note on a board: The library of Alexandria for sale.
You can read more here, how I almost met Henao-san and his health collection library. He told me his library collection had been categorized in the same system Ptolemy I Soter did in ancient Alexandria Library.
On my latest visit to Kyoto, autumn 2013, I was carrying a Mound Hacker Ostracon with me leaving it on a bench at the Philosophers Walk.
A sense of completion filled me while finding a suitable location to display a Meadetrannean ceramic shard publicly. I was linking the ancient thinkers, with Japnese philosopher who meditated upon flowers, clouds and frogs while strolling along the canal. I was especially thinking of Nishida Kitaro, who is known to stroll these paths thinking how to bridge Western and Eastern philosophies.