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

“My-home” Perspectives: Towards a New Spatial Commonality

Joint Research Coordinator SATOH Koji

Reserch Theme List


Up until now the building of human relations in connection with homes has been based on the family. However, among thevarious kinds of problems directly faced by the family produced by the modern age is the fact that the family or home clearly does not exceed imagined commonality of the jointly shared location. As an indispensable member of this commonality, the question becomes whether modern people with their existential anxieties have the potential to enjoy a well-rounded lifestyle within this shared space. And in that sense we will consider these issues based on the key concept of contemporary Japanese society of “my home.”