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

Southeast Asia
 
Southeast Asia
【Themes】
  • ●Subsistence
  • ●Everyday Life in a Village
  • ●Urbanscapes
  • ●Entertainment and Recreation
Southeast Asia is encompassed by forests and seas. The climate is tropical to subtropical; people start work early in the morning, and return home and nap in the middle of the day when temperatures can approach 40°C. In the evenings and after squalls have passed, temperatures start to fall. People go out to shop or go back to work in their fields. In the cool of the evening they relax, head to outdoor stalls for meals with friends or family, or relax and enjoy traditional performing arts. The theme of this exhibit, which introduces a rich variety of ethnic cultures, is "A Day in the Life of Southeast Asia."