Permanent Exhibition Galleries --Gallery 4--
Reopening of Gallery 4 "Folklore"
Date : 2013.3.19(Tue)
Under the overall theme of “Folk Cultures of the Japanese Archipelago,” this exhibition consists of three zones. “A Focus on ‘Folklore’” reexamines contemporary daily lives through the perspective of folk culture; “Anxiety and Prayer” considers the imaginative world of folklore through festivals, strange creatures, rites of passage, and funeral ceremonies; and “Life and Waza, Skills Informed by Accumulated Knowledge” explores ways to improve daily lives and livelihoods at traditional folk dwellings, called minka. Various folk cultures will be on display using artifacts and images from throughout the Japanese archipelago. As well, special exhibitions in a changing gallery space will present aspects of folklore research using the latest findings and works from the museum’s collection.
Special Exhibition Galleries
Techniques that Made the Age: A Manufacturing Revolution in the Middle Ages
Date : 2013.7.2(Tue) - 2013.9.1(Sun)
The Middle Ages in Japan was a time of great technological advances. Efficient mass-production techniques both enriched and changed people’s daily lives. High-quality craft technologies were valued overseas; mirrors and lacquer works became emblematic of Japanese craftsmanship. This exhibition also explores the history of other skills that characterized the Middle Ages including the production of guns that used imported technologies and the building of giant stone walls by those in power.
Documents from the Middle Ages – Functions and Styles－
Date : 2013.10.8(Tue) - 2013.12.1(Sun)
In the Middle Ages in Japan, political power shifted from court nobles to samurais. As society became more diverse, there was also a great change in the role of documents. This exhibition presents a variety of documents, and explores the meaning of their different functions and styles.
Earthquakes in Japanese History (provisional title）
Date : 2014.3.11(Tue) - 2014.5.6(Tue)
The Japanese archipelago has had a long history of earthquake disasters. There are similarities and differences between the individual experiences and social impacts of these earthquakes depending on time and place that they occurred. This exhibition shows the damage caused by earthquakes and tsunamis as well as recovery efforts as a way of exploring the meaning of earthquakes in our society.
Temporary Exhibitions in the Permanent Gallery
[Gallery 4] The Great East Japan Earthquake and its Recovery Effort (Tentative)
Date : 2013.3.19(Tue) - 2013.9.23(Mon)
Insects in the Edo Culture
Date : 2013.7.23(Tue) - 2013.9.1(Sun)
Japanese lacquerware Overseas II - Export lacquer in the Edo period -
Date : 2013.10.29(Tue) - 2013.12.1(Sun)
Special Exhibitions at the Botanical Garden of Everyday Life
Date : 2013.4.16(Tue) - 2013.5.6(Mon)
Enjoy the beautiful traditional primroses displayed in tiers.
Traditional Japanese Morning Glories
Date : 2013.7.30(Tue) - 2013.9.1(Mon)
Be amazed by mutant Japanese morning glories from the Edo Period.
The garden opens from 8:30 a.m. on August 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19.
Traditional Antique Chrysanthemum
Date : 2013.11.6(Wed) - 2013.12.1(Sun)
Be impressed by the splendor of chrysanthemums, including the Edo chrysanthemum.
Winter Flowers: Camellia Sasanqua
Date : 2013.12.3(Tue) - 2014.1.26(Sun)
An introduction to the world of Camellia Sasanqua.