Souvenirs as Mirror of Japanese Culture
Period Tuesday, July 10 –Monday, September 17, 2018
Venue Special Exhibition Galleries A&B, National Museum of Japanese History

Adults: ¥830 (¥560)
Senior high school & college students: ¥450 (¥250)
* Fees in parentheses apply to groups of 20 or more
* Admission to permanent exhibitions included
* Free admission for elementary & junior high school students
* Free admission for senior high school students every Saturday

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* Open hours and days are subject to change.
Closed Mondays (When Monday is a national holiday, the Museum is closed the following Tuesday.)
* The Museum is NOT closed on Monday, August 13.

Exhibition Overview

What are omiyage or souvenirs? What characterizes them? The custom of omiyage is so much a part of our lives that we tend to take it for granted. Its very essence reflects contemporary Japanese culture. Why are omiyage mostly foodstuffs? What kind of omiyage do Japanese people buy and for whom? While answering these questions, the exhibition highlights spatial and temporal dynamics of omiyage, and where they would lead us from here.