The National Museum of Ethnology (commonly known as Minpaku) in Expo Park in Suita City, Osaka is a museum that displays items related to life around the world. Since it is exhibited in each area, you can visit your favorite area carefully.
This is famous as a lively museum in Osaka. Every exhibit in the hall is unique, so you can feel the fun of the exhibits. There are many interesting exhibits that have never been imagined, as they are collected from around the world. Since it is a unique museum, it is a lively sightseeing spot in Osaka that you should visit once.
Regional exhibitions start from Oceania, travel around the world around the east, and finally arrive in Japan. In addition to clothing, food and shelter, actual items related to religion, music, and transportation are on display. You can feel the world by seeing the real thing. There are also regular special exhibitions.
For example, there are a lot of masks on display. Gods, demons and spirits are on display for festivals and magic. National costumes make you realize that the world is very colorful. It will take more than a day to take a closer look.
You can find detailed information about ethnology, such as an individual video booth, an electronic guide where you can listen to explanations while viewing the exhibition, and a touch panel type research desk. Electronic guides are available in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean, and can be borrowed free of charge.
This museum is also a large sightseeing spot, so you can enjoy it for a long time.
This exhibit is divided into several genres. It is divided into genres by regional exhibitions divided into 12 areas, such as America and Europe, and exhibitions of cultural elements of music and languages. Because there are a wide variety of areas, it becomes a tourist spot full of highlights for each area.
The restaurant serves Southeast Asian cuisine such as authentic Thai curry and nasi goreng. The museum shop sells catalogs of exhibitions and original goods.
In particular stamp that says “Hello” in the language of each country, you will be tempted to collect so very cute.
National Museum of Ethnology is the largest ethnological museum in the world, with the theme of cultural anthropology and ethnology in the Expo Memorial Park of Suita City, Osaka Prefecture. More than 1 million items such as living goods and ethnic costumes collected by researchers around the world are gathered. This is a museum of cultural anthropology, one of the most magnificent in the world. You can spend time like traveling around the world by going around the exhibition hall. Exhibits gathered from all over the world are lined up in the hall and you can learn various cultures in all areas. It is an exciting space where you can know the wonders of the world.
The exhibition space here is very large and the area is about 9000 square meters. It is a tremendously huge museum that it will be about 5 kilometers if you walk along the way. The exhibition consists of “Regional Exhibition” which divides the world into 12 areas such as “America” and “Europe” and “Common Culture Exhibition” focusing on genres of music and languages. In the “Regional Exhibition”, it is arranged to go around the earth from Oceania, so you can taste the feeling of intercultural touch.
This museum displays exhibits about ethnic cultures in various parts of the world and introduces the relationship between Japan and the world culture clearly. It is the basic stance of this museum that “Exhibit materials can be freely touched”. It can be said that it is a precious facility unique and worldwide that can “learn” by touching the culture of the world.
In the National Museum of Ethnology, many items of daily necessities such as clothing, shelter and living are displayed so that people’s lives of the world can be better understood. The “Ainu culture exhibition” reproduces the lives of traditional Ainu people and you can see the national costumes with unique geometric patterns. If you touch on the Ainu exhibit in this way, you can realize again that there are people with different cultures in Japan.
The National Museum of Ethnology is not a special person or high-class art, but an exhibit that spotlights people’s daily lives. This is a rare museum that makes us realize that there are people who have unique way of life and values that we do not know yet in the world.
|Name:||National Museum of Ethnology|
|Address:||10-1 Senri Expo Park, Suita, Osaka 565-8511, Japan|
|Access:||Osaka Monorail Saito-sen Line “Koen Higashiguchi-eki Station” (15 minutes walk)|
|Price/Charge:||580 yen (Adult)|
250 yen (Students: High School and University)
Free (Children: Elementary and Junior High schools)
Please refer the official web page.