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

Special Exhibition Catalogue

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Beads in the World
Beads in the World National Museum of Ethnology March 30, 2018
ビーズ―つなぐ・かざる・みせる
ビーズ―つなぐ・かざる・みせる National Museum of Ethnology March 9, 2017
韓国食文化読本
韓国食文化読本 National Museum of Ethnology August 26, 2015
The Power of Images: The National Museum of Ethnology Collections
The Power of Images: The National Museum of Ethnology Collections National Museum of Ethnology February 18, 2014
Keizo Shibusawa Memorial Project: The Attic Museum
Keizo Shibusawa Memorial Project: The Attic Museum National Museum of Ethnology September 19, 2013
The Warp and Weft of Weaving: Handlooms and Textiles of the World
The Warp and Weft of Weaving: Handlooms and Textiles of the World National Museum of Ethnology March 29, 2013
Handicrafting the Intangible: Zafimaniry Heritage in Madagascar
Handicrafting the Intangible: Zafimaniry Heritage in Madagascar National Museum of Ethnology March 12, 2013
Devotion to the Arts of Living Daily Life among the Aynu of the Kurile, Sakhalin and Hokkaido Islands
Devotion to the Arts of Living Daily Life among the Aynu of the Kurile, Sakhalin and Hokkaido Islands The Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture July 29, 2011
UMESAO Tadao: An Explorer for the Future
UMESAO Tadao: An Explorer for the Future The Senri Foundation March 10, 2011
A Fateful Journey: Africa in the Works of EL Anatsui
A Fateful Journey: Africa in the Works of EL Anatsui TTHE YOMIURI SHIMBUN, TheJapan Association of Art Museums September 16, 2010
SELF and OTHER: Portraits from Asia and Europe
SELF and OTHER: Portraits from Asia and Europe The Asahi Shimbun Company August 11, 2008
Pilgrimage and Sacred Places: AVoyage of Self Discovery
Pilgrimage and Sacred Places: AVoyage of Self Discovery The Senri Foundation March 15, 2007
Minpaku Kids-World:Objects as Ties betweenChildren andTheir Society
Minpaku Kids-World:Objects as Ties betweenChildren andTheir Society National Museum of Ethnology March 16, 2006
Fashioning India
Fashioning India The Senri Foundation September 8, 2005
More Happy Every Day: The World of Bricolage Art
More Happy Every Day: The World of Bricolage Art Seigensha Art Publishing, Inc March 17, 2005
Legacy of the Arabian Nights
Legacy of the Arabian Nights Tohoshuppan September 9, 2004
Multiethnic Japan
Multiethnic Japan The Senri Foundation March 25, 2004
Messages from the Ainu
Messages from the Ainu The Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture January 8, 2004
West African Storytelling Village
West African Storytelling Village 梨の木舎 July 24, 2003
Mandala: Deities of Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhism
Mandala: Deities of Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhism The Senri Foundation March 13, 2003
Seoul Style 2002: Life as It Is with the Lee Family
Seoul Style 2002: Life as It Is with the Lee Family The Senri Foundation March 21, 2002
Ethnic Cultures Abroad
Ethnic Cultures Abroad The Senri Foundation September 9, 1999
Mongolia: The Rise of Nomadic Culture
Mongolia: The Rise of Nomadic Culture The Senri Foundation September 25, 1998
Images of Other Cultures
Images of Other Cultures NHK SERVICE CENTER,INC September 25, 1997
Indigenous Peoples and Cultures in Taiwan
Indigenous Peoples and Cultures in Taiwan National Museum of Ethnology March 10, 1994
The Great Andes Civilization
The Great Andes Civilization The Asahi Shimbun Company September 14, 1989