The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Exhibitions and events

Special Exhibitions
Toys Expo-Children in Modern Japan
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Toys Expo-Children in Modern Japan
Thematic Exhibitions
Traveling Music: The String Instruments of South Asia
Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Traveling Music: The String Instruments of South Asia
Traveling Exhibitions
  • No Traveling Exhibitions are currently planned.
Regional Exhibitions Cross-cultural Exhibitions
The Regional Exhibitions cover nine world regions. The exhibitions begin with Oceania and move eastward around to Japan.
Cross-cultural exhibitions introduce the wide-ranging themes of language and music.
【Topic of the month】
South Asia
Regional Exhibitions Cross-cultural Exhibitions
Information Zone
The videotheque offers video programs on the life and culture around the world. The Study Area introduces books and videos on life and culture around the world.
Videotheque, Multifunctional Terminal Room, Study Area
Events
Events for the General Public image The Museum events include special lectures and performances, film shows, seminars, and workshops.
Minpaku Gallery
Minpaku Gallery image Through these events we introduce the research and projects of the Museum.
Kids' MINPAKU
Kids' MINPAKU image Kids’ Website (under construction)
Information
Information image Information is available here: museum facilities including the exhibition halls, restaurants, and museum shop; admission charges; group tours; a map of the surrounding area; and access to the museum.