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Kokugakuin University: Museum of Kokugakuin University (國學院大學博物館)


General Information

Museum of Kokugakuin University 
AMC 4-10-28 Higashi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8440
10:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30)
Sunday, Holiday

About the Museum:

The Museum of Kokugakuin University consists of Museum of Archeology and Shinto Museum.  They both located in the AMC building. The Archeology Museum was established by Dr. Kiyoyuki Higuchi in 1928.  Since then, the museum has been collecting, preserving, and displaying archeological materials that were found at the notable locations. 

Shinto Museum was established in 1963. The museum stores ritual tools, clothes and old documents about Shinto history.

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Resource & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Shinto Museum

  • Over 2000 Shinto items that are related to festivals including coronation garments, priests' clothing, drums and other items associated with Shinto rituals such as purification and fertility

Museum of Archaeology

  • A collection about 90,000 archaeological items that are mainly Japanese and some Korean and Chinese from the pre-ceramic period to historical times  They include  Jomon pottery, Haniwa (clay dolls found on mounds), stone pieces and shell jewelry.

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects a different romanization system used by an individual institution or collection.

How to Use the Facility

Using the Museum

Open to the Public

Admission: Free

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