The Research Wing houses faculty offices, seminar
and conference rooms, and the faculty Common Room and functions
as the center for Nichibunken's research activities.
The International Exchange Wing houses seminar rooms
and Office of Overseas Research Exchange, which provides information
and materials on researchers and institutions in Japan and abroad.
and Administrative Wing
The Information and Administrative Wing houses administrative
offices that oversee the maintenance and management of the entire
compound. In addition, it holds the Center's information technology
resources, including facilities for information processing, storage,
The library is one of the focal points of Nichibunken's
facilities. The circular reading room rises nineteen meters in height.
Soft, natural light filters down through a stained glass ceiling
onto three stories of library stacks. The library currently houses
approximately 60,000 volumes, but has facilities for 350,000 volumes.
The auditorium is used for conferences and symposia,
as well as performances of theater, traditional performing arts,
and music. This multi-purpose facility was created as a symbol for
the Center's mission to promote and spread a wide range of traditional
The Services Wing houses a restaurant and other service
facilities for Center faculty and staff.
The Center's residential facilities, known as Nichibunken
House, provide housing for faculty members from Japan and abroad.
Present facilities contain ten units for couples, five units for
families, and twenty-five single units.