By Anna Opryszko
“In Hot Water: Healing at the Hakone Hot Springs,” a new exhibit at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine (WHL), explores 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!
About the exhibit
What: In Hot Water: Healing at the Hakone Hot Springs
When: June 1, 2023 – September 15, 2023
Where: Wangensteen Historical Library, 2-340 Phillips-Wangensteen Building (PWB) second floor concourse
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, free and open to the public