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

South Asia
 
South Asia
【Themes】
  • ●South Asia on the Move
  • ●Religion—Tradition and Diversity
  • ●Ecology and Subsistence
  • ●Urban Popular Culture
  • ●Tradition and Trends in Textiles
South Asia extends from the mountain ranges in the north, to the Arabian Sea in the west, and the Bay of Bengal in the east. In this region there is a vast range of natural environments inhabited by peoples with an enormous diversity of religions, cultures, and ways of life. Wisdom of coexistence developed over the centuries, and, despite rapid industrialization, is preserved to this day. This gallary exhibits a diverse array of religions, subsistence patterns and crafts, together with new forms of popular culture emerging primarily in urban settings, and the booming textile culture in the midst of globalization.