Osaka Prefectural Museum of Yayoi Culture - Past Events

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

  • poster for The Archaeology of Sea People

    The Archaeology of Sea People

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2017-10-07 - 2017-12-03

    This exhibition vividly depicts Japan’s sea-folk culture from an anthropological perspective, focusing on fishing, salt cultivation, and other sea-based livelihoods and lifestyles during the prehistoric...More »

  • poster for Izumi Creativity

    Izumi Creativity

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    • Media: Photography - Graphics - Ceramics
    • 2016-02-28 - 2016-03-21

    The art department of the Izumi Cultural Association presents an array of works including pressed flowers, wood sculpture, photography, calligraphy, painting, and more. More »

  • poster for The World of the Ikikoku Kingdom

    The World of the Ikikoku Kingdom

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-12-15 - 2016-02-21

    The island of Iki in the Genkai Sea developed its own unique civilization as the entry point to new cultural influences. Described as the capital of the Ikikoku Kingdom in the ancient Chinese historical...More »

  • poster for The Jomon People who Gazed Out at the Sea

    The Jomon People who Gazed Out at the Sea

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-10-10 - 2015-12-06

    The discovery of human bones from the Jomon period in the Hojozu Lagoon in Toyama leads to concrete information on burial accessories and the burial methods of those days.More »

  • poster for Glass Beads 100 People Exhibition

    Glass Beads 100 People Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-07-18 - 2015-09-23

    A large group exhibition of glittering glass beads.More »

  • poster for Himiko— The Making of an Empress’s Image

    Himiko— The Making of an Empress’s Image

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-05-01 - 2015-07-05

    The Osaka Prefectural Museum of Yayoi Culture shifts its focus again to Empress Himiko, the shaman queen of ancient Japan, with this exhibition exploring the mysteries of her mythology. [Related Event] Casting...More »

  • poster for The Beauty, Skill, and Soul of Kawachi— Archeology and the Funahashi Artifacts

    The Beauty, Skill, and Soul of Kawachi— Archeology and the Funahashi Artifacts

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-01-24 - 2015-04-19

    Clay pottery and many other kinds of artifacts from the bed of the Yamato, a river rerouted during the Edo period, have been found washed up in places such as Osaka’s Kashiwara City and Fujidera City....More »

  • poster for Sekkansen Series Part 2: Kawachi Chiho

    Sekkansen Series Part 2: Kawachi Chiho

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2014-09-17 - 2014-12-14

    The Kawachi edition of a series exploring Osaka as a cradle of ancient royalty, this exhibition presents “local treasures” that shed light on the lives of people in Kawachi long ago. The show is part of...More »

  • poster for Distant Mesopotamia - The Workings of People that Exceed Space and Time

    Distant Mesopotamia - The Workings of People that Exceed Space and Time

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-07-08 - 2014-08-31

    An ancient civilization, Mesopotamia is the name of the area by the side of Tigris and the Euphrates River, which corresponds to modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, the northeastern section of Syria, parts of southeastern...More »

  • Jomon! A 10,000-Year Journey in Iwate

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-05-03 - 2014-06-29

    This exhibition featuring materials from the Iwate Board of Education’s archives lets visitors travel back to the Tohoku of 10,000 years ago to explore Jomon culture through unique and breathtakingly beautiful...More »

  • The Art of Fire, Coal and Earth - 20 Years Together with the Shinoda Kilns

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2014-04-05 - 2014-04-27

    Takezo Sakagami has spent 20 years producing ceramics in the mountain kilns of Shinoda, Izumi, drawing on processes which first entered Japan 1500 years ago through the Korean peninsula and continuing...More »

  • poster for Izumi: Lineage of Kings

    Izumi: Lineage of Kings

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2014-01-13 - 2014-03-16

    Yayoi culture with roots in southwestern Osaka’s Izumi area transformed ancient society by increasing productivity, strengthening ties between villages, and giving rise to kingdoms and royal power. Through...More »

  • poster for Kibi and Yamatai - The Succession of Spirit

    Kibi and Yamatai - The Succession of Spirit

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-10-22 - 2013-12-23

    An exhibition of 150 examples of bronze and earthen ware from Southern Okayama prefecture traces the shifts in pattern and style between the Yayoi and Kofun periods and examines the relationship between...More »

  • poster for The Ships of the Yayoi People

    The Ships of the Yayoi People

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    • 2013-08-03 - 2013-10-14

    Yayoi culture is believed to have arrived in Japan by ship over 2,000 years ago. This exhibition examines the boat culture of these settlers, which has been little understood until now. What did their...More »

  • poster for 100 Lampwork Beads by Contemporary Artists

    100 Lampwork Beads by Contemporary Artists

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    • 2013-05-25 - 2013-08-04

    This exhibition brings together the lampwork glass beads of young contemporary artists who infuse a fresh sensibility and “cool summer breeze” into their works. More »

  • poster for Mizuho Kusuda Exhibition

    Mizuho Kusuda Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2008-03-25 - 2008-04-06

    *Exhibiting at the entrance hallMore »

  • "Osaka: History of International Exchange" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2008-01-19 - 2008-03-02

    Since early history, Osaka became a gateway to other continents. Osaka's water transportation system and port developed rapidly, and as a result, various foreign goods and cultural items were imported....More »

  • poster for "Onosato Ruins" Exhibition

    "Onosato Ruins" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2006-09-05 - 2007-09-04

    The Onasato Ruins, located in southern Osaka prefecture, is known for its civilization during the Yayoi period. In 1992, due to a new highway construction, a large scale excavation was initiated and many...More »

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