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Asuka Historical Museum, Asuka-mura
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The Asuka Historical Museum is a historical museum in Okuyama, Asuka, Nara Prefecture, Japan. The museum was founded in 1975 and is a unit of the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties.CollectionsThe Asuka Historical Museum primarily preserves and exhibits materials from the 6th to 8th centuries, specifically from the Asuka period (538–710) of Japanese history. Its collection also includes materials from the late Kofun period (250–538) and Nara period (710–794). Unlike other regional museums which house well-known materials from the early periods of Japanese history, Asuka Historical Museum exhibits materials from recent, local excavations. The Asuka Historical Museum is a repository of materials excavated by the Department of Imperial Palace Sites Investigations of the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. Its collections center on materials from the Asuka, Fujiwara, and Heijō palaces.ExhibitsThe Asuka Historical Museum houses regular exhibits in two halls. Exhibit Hall 1 focuses on materials associated with the Asuka Palace and the Soga clan, along with Asuka-dera, Kawara-dera, and the Takamatsuzuka and Kitora tumuli. Exhibit Hall 2 features excavated materials from the Yamada-dera cloister, which was built by Soga no Kurayamada no Ishikawamaro (d. 649), a grandson of Soga no Umako (551?– 626). The gardens of the museum house reproductions of large-scale rock carvings and statues from the Asuka period. Special exhibits are held in the spring and fall, and the museum has a small library.
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  • 10/2016, belong to old Club coach went with friends in Asuka, Nara. You can learn about the history and culture of the Asuka period in the Asuka historical Museum is in Asuka village, Nara Prefecture. Focusing on archaeological materials, art materials, photo panels are exhibited in the excavated material. Asuka is the birthplace of ancient Nations. For about 100 years until 592, thrust old emperor ascended the throne, and then transfering to Fujiwara-Kyo 694 years and flourished as a center of political culture. Mysterious stonework such as monkey stones in the Asuka period, precious materials, kameishi, stone garden pond and fountain, established in the grounds outside the exhibition hall, Hall of precious exhibits, such as mural paintings, you can visit very interesting. I think so, touched on the lives and cultures of 1400 years ago Japan's numerous valuable Asuka became the stage of the "Chronicles of Japan" in Asuka village ruins excavation work has been day to day things. Kameishi Garden was strangely cute. Also the monkey is funny in a very humorous. Since time immemorial people have this statue was made in what I do? Such as with walk the Museum thinking, in the ancient Asuka. heyday.
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