The Kokugakuin University Museum is a free museum that boasts 60,000 visitors a year. The museum has a collection of about 100,000 items, mainly related to archaeology and Shinto. About 2,000 items are on display at any one time. The exhibition area is divided into three sections: an archaeological area with Jomon pottery and haniwa (clay figurines), a Shinto area with materials related to shrines and rituals, and a school history area with materials related to the history of the university and the Prince Arisugawa family.
Most of the archaeological materials on display are genuine items. The Shinto area is a must-see, as Kokugakuin University is home to an institute that trains students in the priesthood.
Special exhibitions on a wide range of topics are also held in the Shinto area, providing visitors with a casual introduction to the latest research on Japanese history and culture.
The Kokugakuin University Museum is pleased to announce the opening of an online museum that will allow visitors to view its permanent and special exhibitions online. This is a new attempt to allow visitors to enjoy the Museum's research findings in the comfort of their own homes, complete with commentary.
The special exhibitions are not video clips of the exhibitions, but rather special videos for the online museum.
|Address||4-10-28 Higashi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo|
|Business Hour*1||10:00 to 18:00 *Currently open during abbreviated opening hours 12:00 - 16:00|
|Genre*3||Archaeology and Shinto, school history|
|Access*5||15 minutes walk from Shibuya(JY 20,JA10,JS 19,TY01,DT01,G01,Z01,F16,IN01) station|
|*1 The last day of an exhibition or event may end early. *2 There are also end-of-year and temporary closures *3 Blanks refer to all genres. *4 Admission prices may vary depending on the event. Check for senior citizens, children and group discounts.*5 The times shown are approximate.|
Precautions may be taken to prevent the spread of corona infection.
Please contact the gallery for more information.