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National Museum of Japanese History (Rekihaku): Museum (博物館)


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National Museum of Japanese History
Att: Information Service Center,
117 Jonai-cho, Sakura, Chiba 285-8502
+81-43-486-0123 (Switchboard)
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About the Museum:

The museum currently has a collection of about 230,000 items, including original materials, replicas, copies, and restoration models based on historical artifacts. The museum focuses on civilization in Japan from the Paleolithic era to modern times.  The museum is visually oriented with a large collection of artifacts, interactive projects, and reconstruction of villages and landscapes from various time periods.  Exhibitions utilize explanatory aids such as graphic panels, descriptive commentary, and video.

The permanent exhibit consists of 5 galleries.  The first gallery contains an introduction to prehistoric and early Japan and, in the second and third galleries respectively, a presentation of the medieval and early modern periods. In all, the first 3 galleries address a total of 13 topics and 3 subtopics. The fourth gallery introduces 6 topics relating to the folk cultures of the Japanese people, while the fifth and final gallery includes 3 topics on modern and contemporary Japan.

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Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: 230,000 items

Focus: Civilization in Japan from the Paleolithic era to modern times.

Permanent Exhibition:

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

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Visiting the Museum

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