National Museum of Ethnology, Suita

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The National Museum of Ethnology is one of the major museums in Japan. It is Japan's largest research institute in the academic disciplines of humanities and social sciences, which was established in 1974 and opened to the public in 1977. It is built on the former grounds of Expo '70 in Suita, Osaka. The founding collection is known as the Attic Collection, and is an early 20th-century ethnological collection of mainly Japanese materials, including some early finds of Jōmon archaeological artifacts (in the Morse Collection). Further collections were brought together for the opening in 1977 and collecting activities have continued since.The main focus of collection has been film, still images, sound recordings, and objects representing diverse aspects of everyday life, from farming to food, urban life, folk crafts, and religion. Permanent galleries for all large regions of the world display only part of the full collection.Two special exhibitions of approximately three months duration are presented in Spring and Autumn each year, and there are numerous smaller temporary exhibitions on special themes.The museum has a staff of approximately 70 researchers, and actively supports visits by scholars around Japan and abroad. The museum library is one of the largest academic, multiple-language reference libraries in Japan, with books and journal in Japanese, English, Chinese, Spanish, and other languages. The library is linked to a national network of public university libraries.The Museum offers PhD courses in association with Japan's Inter-University of Advanced Graduate Studies (Sōkendai), an inter-institutional organization that provides administration for students placed in public research institutes and laboratories all over Japan.
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  • Anyway everything is Museum staff. Guitar display was at various guitars in each country and the records associated with it. But the staff is not professional people may ask what "here is not," and did you answer to.
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  • Back at minpaku 20 years ago and was very impressed. To taste again the impression to minpaku. We will continue to see the exhibition went to stop the restaurant from the totem pole near the entrance once saw welcomed. Order from Oceania finally reached Japan in the East; Christianity and indigenous maritime nation in Oceania and Americas exhibition in the fusion of indigenous religions in Europe was interesting I saw me. Also plan to suppress the people on the other hand, destroyed socialism exhibitions and certain Asian countries well and surprisingly strong ideological colors. May vary depending on the age I would also would like to go.
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  • A friend recommended I went is. So I went first regret. 2 hours isn't enough time. In language can learn about aspects of life in the regions of the world and the explanation was easy and friendly. Fun spots to take photos, so heavy, but remain firm! Went in the morning on weekdays, so much without the people, slowly, but in the afternoon and lots of kids! It seems to be a staple of social visits and excursions. Reproduction houses, children enjoy the w is seen in quite suspicious and adults who enjoy personally enjoyed the Oceania trade, regional toys, missionary materials, and China's national costume (studded! ), Times of rides and fun this place is. There was a article on the language, not just historical. Is the place you want to visit again. Adult in about 400 Yen entrance fee, parking lot stopped about 4 hours 600 yen. Felt close to high speed interchange to go by car convenient monorail and is the best place to learn while so many buses running.
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  • This is huge! Plan to spend more time than you would expect. Lots of very interesting exhibits and quite a bit of English on the signage
  • It felt slightly random in its choice of displays, but it was organized very well from place to place and I assume information if you can read Japanese. Don't expect much English here.
  • A very pleasant mesuem!
  • Vast collection, especially strong on Japan, Korea, China. Other regions are represented by geography (roughly one zone per continent) as a nice summary of it, short but sufficient. There is also a small section on languages and - surprisingly - one entirely dedicated to music. Portable video guides are very exhaustive: they consist of over 700 videos of 1 to 3 minutes, in Japanese or English. Was not crowded in spite of it being a Sunday, most probably because access is not the easiest. Special heads up to the very specific architecture of the building from the 70's, which whether you like it or not is a must-see. Staff friendly.
  • there would be no helping any soul who is not stimulated by this museum.

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