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

Ethnic Cultures Crossing Borders: People Moving, Cultures Mixing

World Maps
Since the Age of Discovery, many European world maps have been drawn to show the ethnic diversity on earth.  They make it possible to grasp at a glance all sorts of ethnic groups with different world view.  Through these maps, they have been put side by side on the same stage.  The maps here show how the European concept of the world has spread to cover the earth and also how ethnic groups captured into that world are struggling assess to prove their individuality.