Wakayama City Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Wakayama City Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Surugaya’s Kashigata - Wooden Molds of Japanese Sweets

    Surugaya’s Kashigata - Wooden Molds of Japanese Sweets

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    • Media: Product
    • 2017-07-22 - 2017-08-27

    In the Edo era, the traditional Japanese sweet shop “Surugaya” took over the Kishu Tokugawa Family’s confectionery business. The history of Wakayama is told through a display of the much admired “Kashigata”...More »

  • poster for Omotesenke  and the Kishu Tokugawa Clan

    Omotesenke and the Kishu Tokugawa Clan

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Ceramics
    • 2015-10-17 - 2015-11-23

    This exhibition explores the close relationship between the Omotesenke, a tea house following the teachings of Sen Rikyu, and the Kishu branch of the Tokugawa clan. Special focus is placed upon the Kishu...More »

  • Local History Through Ancient Documents!

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    • 2015-04-18 - 2015-05-31

    As an exploration of local history, ancient documents related to the Wakayama region are on display.More »

  • poster for Tools that Tell History’s Story

    Tools that Tell History’s Story

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-01-14 - 2015-03-01

    An exhibition of everyday items such as farming and lifestyle tools, donated by Wakayama’s citizens.More »

  • poster for Tour of the Edo Period— Wakayama Castle Towns and Temple and Shrine Pilgrimages

    Tour of the Edo Period— Wakayama Castle Towns and Temple and Shrine Pilgrimages

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    • 2014-10-18 - 2014-11-24

    Follow in the footprints of Edo-period travellers, learning about how people travelled in the Kii Province (present-day Wakayama Prefecture) and how the people of Kii interacted with these travellers.More »

  • poster for The Scenery and Plan of a Manor

    The Scenery and Plan of a Manor

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-07-19 - 2014-08-24

    An exhibition that traces the history of typical Japanese manors, from formation to demolition. Hand-drawn maps and the scenery around these manors introduce the local medieval Wakayama and people’s lifestyles...More »

  • poster for Rediscovering Wakayama’s History

    Rediscovering Wakayama’s History

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2014-04-19 - 2014-06-01

    Presenting simple lessons on the histories of Wakayama Prefecture and Japan with historical documents and artifacts used in Elementary and Junior High School social studies textbooks. [Related Events] Lectures...More »

  • poster for “A History Contained in Tools”

    “A History Contained in Tools”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product
    • 2014-01-15 - 2014-03-02

    A collection of tools from the local district which tell of a history of past lifestyles.More »

  • poster for “A Town of Trams - From their Start to Finish”

    “A Town of Trams - From their Start to Finish”

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    • 2013-10-19 - 2013-12-01

    The tram system of Wakayama was first launched in 1909 and continued in use until 1971. This exhibition reflects upon the history of the street car and its relationship with the local area through a series...More »

  • poster for The World of the Fisherman - Coastline Excavations

    The World of the Fisherman - Coastline Excavations

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2013-07-20 - 2013-09-01

    Exhibition of excavated items from coastal areas that illustrate the coexistence of man and the sea. [Museum tour] 8/5 (Mon) 13:00-15:30 Admission free but reservation required *Please refer to the...More »

  • "Calligraphic Works from the Modern Period" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2008-04-26 - 2008-05-25

    The exhibition features works created by local artists from the Wakayama area.More »

  • poster for "Nankai's Suppression; the History and Culture of Wakayama Castle" Exhibition

    "Nankai's Suppression; the History and Culture of Wakayama Castle" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-10-20 - 2007-11-25

    Wakayama castle is the symbol of Wakayama city. After bombings during WWII, it has been almost 50 years since its renovation. The exhibition will reflect the castle's history and its art, maps and archaeological...More »

  • poster for "Children and Life during War" Exhibition

    "Children and Life during War" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2007-04-28 - 2007-06-03

    The Japanese live in a rather peaceful time without war. This is because during the Showa period, especially around World War II, people went through great sufferings to rebuild the nation. Beginning this...More »

  • poster for The 7th Wakayama City Excavation "Gifts from the Below Ground"

    The 7th Wakayama City Excavation "Gifts from the Below Ground"

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-04-21 - 2007-06-03

    Wakayama city has approximately 450 excavation sites. In this exhibition, there will be items on display from the Inpe and Nishinosho site. The displayed items were found during the 2005-2006 excavation...More »

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