Hōsa Library

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Hōsa Library
The buildings of the Hōsa Library (right) on the compound of the Ōzone Shimoyashiki in Nagoya

The Hōsa Library (蓬左文庫) is a library located on the compound of the Ōzone Shimoyashiki in Nagoya, central Japan.


It was established by Tokugawa Yoshinao, the first lord of the Owari Domain, as an official archive. It was transferred from the Tokugawa family to Nagoya City in 1950. Presently the library has about 110,000 items including classic literature. In 1978 it became a Nagoya City Museum of Branch.

The library cooperates closely with the neighbouring Tokugawa Art Museum and the Tokugawa Garden.

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Coordinates: 35°11′03.78″N 136°55′56.17″E / 35.1843833°N 136.9322694°E / 35.1843833; 136.9322694