The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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The Great Ocean Voyage: Vaka Moana and Island Life Today

The Great Ocean Voyage: Vaka Moana and Island Life Today
 


Opening Reception: Wednesday, 12th September
Workshops
Model canoe workshop: October 13 (Saturday), 27 (Saturday)
Life in Oceania: Question and answer: November 3 (Saturday)
Oceanic voyaging (board game): November 4 (Sunday), 18 (Sunday), December 2 (Sunday)
Oceanic string games: November 4 (Sunday), 18 (Sunday), December 2 (Sunday)
Moai carving workshop: November 25 (Sunday)

September
13 (Thu) Opening of the Special Exhibit
15 (Sat) ●13:00 - 15:00 (Doors open at 13:00)
Minpaku Seminar No. 353, Flying Canoes and Sinking Ships:
Introducing “Vaka Moana and Island Life Today”
Peter J. MATTHEWS (Associate Professor of Minpaku)
Location: Auditorium
The Quota: 450 (In order of receipt)
Fee: Free (For seeing the exhibit, admission charge is required.)
Inquiry: 06-6876-2151

●16:00 - 16:30
Kapa Haka Performance by Ngā Hau e Whā
Location: Special Exhibition Room
16 (Sun) ●13:30 - 15:00
Lecture, Kapa Haka: Traditional Performing Art of the Maori
Peter J. MATTHEWS (Associate Professor of Minpaku)
Location: Auditorium

●15:30 - 16:30
Minpaku Weekend Salon, How to read “The Great Ocean Voyage”
HAYASHI Isao (Associate Professor of Minpaku)
Location: Main Exhibition Hall
Admission ticket for the museum is required

●16:00 - 16:30
Kapa Haka Performance by Ngā Hau e Whā
Location: Special Exhibition Room
17 (Mon) Admission free day
●10:30 - 11:00
Kapa Haka Performance by Ngā Hau e Whā
Location: Special Exhibition Room

●11:00- / 13:00- / 14:00- / 15:00-
Origami Class
Location: Entrance Hall
22 (Sat) ●13:30-
International Symposium, The Great Navigators in the Pacific
Location: Auditorium

●14:00 - 15:00
Pandanus Talk
Peter J. MATTHEWS (Associate Professor of Minpaku)
Location: Second floor of the Special Exhibition Hall
23 (Sun) ● 10:00-
International Symposium, The Great Navigators in the Pacific
Location: Auditorium
24 (Mon) ● 14:30 - 15:30
Minpaku Weekend Salon, Ethnology of Shells
IIDA Taku (Assistant Professor of Minpaku)
Location: Main Exhibition Hall
Admission ticket for the museum is required
October
7 (Sun) ● 14:00 - 15:00
Pandanus Talk
Peter J. MATTHEWS (Associate Professor of Minpaku)
Location: Second floor of the Special Exhibition Hall
8 (Mon) ● 14:00 - 15:00
Pandanus Talk
Peter J. MATTHEWS (Associate Professor of Minpaku)
Location: Second floor of Special Exhibition Hall
13 (Sat) ● 11:00 - 16:00
Workshop: Model canoe workshop
20 (Sat) ● 13:30 - 15:00 (Doors open at 13:00)
Minpaku Seminar
No. 354 Island People Today: From Easter Island to Madagascar

TOYODA Yukio(Professor of Rikkyo University)
KUWAHARA Makiko (Associate professor of Kinjyo Gakuin University)
INTOH Michiko (Professor of Minpaku)
SHIRAKAWA Chihiro (Associate Professor of Minpaku)
IIDA Taku (Assistant Professor of Minpaku)
Location: Auditorium
Audience limit: 450 (First come, first served basis)
Fee: Free
Inquiry: 06-6876-2151
21 (Sun) ● 14:30 - 15:30
Minpaku Weekend Salon
Making the Special Exhibition, “The Great Ocean Voyage”

SHIRAKAWA Chihiro (Associate Professor of Minpaku)
Location: Special Exhibition Hall
Admission fee for the special exhibition is required
27 (Sat) ● 11:00 - 16:00
Workshop: Model canoe workshop by MMP
28 (Sun) ● 13:00 - 15:00 (Doors open at 13:00)
Minpaku Film Show, “The Whale Rider” (New Zealand movie)
Location: Auditorium
Audience limit: 450 (First come, first served basis)
Fee: Free
Inquiry: 06-6876-2151
November
3 (Sat) Admission free day
● 10:00 - 16:00
Life in Oceania: Question and Answer by MMP
Location: Permanent Exhibitions (Oceania)
●11:00 - 11:30, 13:30 - 14:10
Hawaiian Hula by Hālau Hula o Makana Aloha
Location: Exhibition Hall
4 (Sun) ● 10:30-, 14:30-
Oceanic Voyaging (Board game) by MMP
Location: Second floor of the Special Exhibition Hall
● 12:00-, 13:30-
Oceanic String Games by MMP
Location: Second floor of the Special Exhibition Hall

●13:00 - 16:00 (Doors open at 13:00)
Minpaku Film Show, “Kula: Argonauts of the Western Pacific”
Location: Auditorium
Audience limit: 450 (First come, first served basis)
Fee: Free
Inquiry: 06-6876-2151
17 (Sat) Admission free day
18 (Sun) Admission free day

● 10:30-, 14:30-
Oceanic Voyaging (Board game) by MMP
Location: Second floor of the Special Exhibition Hall
● 12:00-, 13:30-
Oceanic String Games by MMP
Location: Second floor of the Special Exhibition Hall
23 (Fri) ● 11:30-11:45, 13:30 - 13:45
Kid’s Kapa Haka with Osaka YMCA International School Kapa Haka group
Location: Special Exhibition Hall
25 (Sun) ● 11:00 - 16:30
Moai Carving Workshop
December
2 (Sun) ● 10:30-, 14:30-
Oceanic Voyaging (Board game) by MMP
Location: Second floor of the Special Exhibition Hall
● 12:00-, 13:30-
Oceanic String Games by MMP
Location: Second floor of the Special Exhibition Hall

●14:30 - 15:30
Minpaku Weekend Salon, Mysteries of the Lapita Pottery
INTOH Michiko (Professor of Minpaku)
Location: Special Exhibition Hall
Admission fee for the Special Exhibition is required
11 (Tue) Closing of the Special Exhibition



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Period: Thursday, 13th Sept. - Tuesday, 11th Dec.
Admission Charges: Adults ¥1,000 (¥700) / Students of Senior High School or College ¥530 (¥300) / Children (Elementary and Junior High School) ¥300 (¥150)
The price in parentheses is per individual in a group of 20 people or more.

Visitors in the following categories qualify for a discounted admission charge (Documentation is required)
(1) Students who use the Museum as part of their course work. Conditions apply; please submit a syllabus or curriculum as evidence.
(2) Repeat visitors: Those who have visited the Museum within the previous three months. A ticket used in the last three months is required.
(3) Visitors aged 65 and over. Please present a document that shows your age.

  Admission for the permanent exhibition is included for these tickets.
  Admission is free every Saturday for primary school, junior high school, and senior high school students.
  Admission is free for everybody on Sep 17, Nov 3, Nov 17 and Nov 18, 2007.

Business hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Entry is permitted until 4:30 p.m.
Closing Day: Wednesday
Telephone enquiries: 06-6876-2151 (9:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.)