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

Museums and Community Development

  • This annual workshop, a joint project with the Shiga Prefectural Lake Biwa Museum, is supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and attracts participants from many countries.

"Training Course for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage" Program

  • This training program in preservation of cultural assets is offered by the Asia-Pacific Culture Centre for UNESCO. Part of the training, including lectures and field trips, is conducted at Minpaku.

The Kamuynomi Rite and Ainu Association Craftsmanship Training

  • Minpaku has signed a cooperative agreement with the Ainu Association of Hokkaido, which allows Minpaku to implement the Kamuynomi Rite and to accept artisans sent by the association, to improve training in Ainu craft.