It is our great pleasure to publish the database of the Toyo Bunko Manuscript Kanjur. The Tibetan research group of the Toyo Bunko launched the project in collaboration with the Open Philology project, an ERC-funded effort based at Leiden University (project 741884), and the project Buddhist Kanjur Collections in Tibet’s Southern and Western Borderlands based at the University of Vienna. Our sincere thanks are due to Prof. Jonathan Silk of Leiden University, Prof. Helmut Tauscher, Dr. Markus Viehbeck, and Dr. Bruno Lainé of the University of Vienna for their participation in the project. We gratefully acknowledge the Taishō Univeristy for permitting us to reproduce the catalogue of the Toyo Bunko Manuscript Kanjur published by Prof. SAITO Kōjun in 1977. We also thank Dr. NAKAMURA Satoru for constructing the website and IJŪIN Shiori for compiling the detailed catalogue of the dKon brtsegs (Ratnakūṭa) section, the data of which are integrated into each item page. The images of the six volumes (vols. 51–56) of the dKon brtsegs (Ratnakūṭa) section are accessible here and will also be seen through the website of the Resources for Kanjur & Tanjur Studies (rKTs), Vienna (see Link). We will continue the project and publish other sections of the Manuscript Kanjur.


November 24, 2021