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Little bodies move with a purpose

Photo by Yukino Ikeda, Tokyo

As babies grow, their personalities emerge along with their own distinctive gestures and movements. At the crawling stage when they can move of their own free will their growth is remarkable, they have a full range of facial expressions and we realize that they have a personality all of their own. Their endearing natures bring much joy. In this photo, Kanon Tsujita (left), Keisuke Ikeda (center) and Yuina Shimasaki (right) are crawling toward a target they have spotted.

Shinya Yamada
(Research Department, National Museum of Japanese History)


Special Feature

* Body Image
* Body image and personal identity
(Shinya Yamada)

A Witness to History

A photographic introduction to items from the collection
Exported lacquer dishes
(Kaori Hidaka)

Special Feature:Body Image

The unborn - The fetus in criminal law (Katsuya Miyashita)
The importance of the spirit - The concept of the spirit and the concept of the body (Kiyoshi Umeya)
The hearts and bodies of organ transplant patients - The stories of living kidney transplant patients (Akira Deguchi)
The theory of the body in "Honzo Komoku" (Masaya Takeda)


Bodies that are nursed (Taku Shinmura)
The power of the eyes - The one-eyed monster and daimanagu (Jun-ichi Koike)

The 23rd Rekihaku Update

Outcomes of the Special Exhibition "Jomon Versus Yayoi" (Shin-ichirou Fujio)

Introducing Our Researchers - Part 21

Researcher Introduction (Koichi Matsuo)

Museum displays today - Part 4: Iida City Museum and the Yanagita Kunio Annex

A museum that nurtures the power of local development (Hiroto Sakurai)

Book Introductions by the Author

"Ancient Japan - The Route Taken by Written Language: From Ancient China and Korea to Japan"
edited by Minami Hirakawa, National Museum of Japanese History
"The Frontline of Historical Research, Vol. 3, 2004
- Toward New Research on Early Modern and Modern History"
edited by Tsuneo Yasuda, published by Department of Japanese Historical Research, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, and the National Museum of Japanese History

Rekihaku Chat (readers' page) November 20, 2005

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