Tenri University Sankokan Museum - Past Events

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

  • poster for Toys from Tohoku - Remembering the Great East Japan Earthquake

    Toys from Tohoku - Remembering the Great East Japan Earthquake

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2016-10-08 - 2016-11-27

    Five years after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami which is often referred to as the “Great East Japan Earthquake,” Tenri University Sankokan Museum calls attention to the Tohoku district through...More »

  • poster for Tenri Safari Land - Silk Road Animals and the World of Animal Designs

    Tenri Safari Land - Silk Road Animals and the World of Animal Designs

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2016-07-06 - 2016-09-05

    Introducing the animals - cows, horses, sheep, dogs, pigs, venison, leopards and camels - who travel along the Silk Road from Central Asia to the Middle East. [Related Events] Lecture Date: Jul.9...More »

  • poster for One Hundred Sacred Beasts of Chinese Myths

    One Hundred Sacred Beasts of Chinese Myths

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-10-01 - 2015-11-30

    In ancient times, auspicious creatures in Chinese mythology were referred to as sacred beasts. Typical beasts are Azure Dragon (a God said to rule over the eastern heavens), Vermilion Bird (ruling over...More »

  • poster for Forms of Prayer- Christianity and Folk Beliefs

    Forms of Prayer- Christianity and Folk Beliefs

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-07-01 - 2015-08-31

    This exhibition focuses on objects that shed light on the various applications and contexts of faith, namely Christianity and native religions in Europe and northern Africa. [Related Event] Lecture...More »

  • poster for Archeologist Heinrich Schliemann and the Tiryns Ruins— The Full Story

    Archeologist Heinrich Schliemann and the Tiryns Ruins— The Full Story

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    • 2015-04-15 - 2015-06-08

    On the occasion of the the 150th anniversary of the archeologist Heinrich Schliemann’s trip to Japan and the 130th anniversary of the publication of his report on the Greek Tiryns Ruins, 28 original illustrations...More »

  • Spotlight Exhibition - Hina Dolls

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-02-18 - 2015-04-20

    An exhibition of Japanese Hina dolls produced in Showa 50 (1975).More »

  • poster for Jomon-Era Tenri— Seeing Jomon Culture in Pottery From the Furu Ruins

    Jomon-Era Tenri— Seeing Jomon Culture in Pottery From the Furu Ruins

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-01-05 - 2015-03-02

    Displaying Jomon-era pottery discovered at Tenri City’s Furu ruins. [Related Event] Lecture “The wisdom and skill of island hunters and gathers” (in Japanese) Speaker: Shinichi Matsuda (Tenri University...More »

  • poster for Taiwan’s Heiho Tribe— History and the Memory of a Culture

    Taiwan’s Heiho Tribe— History and the Memory of a Culture

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    • Media: Photography - Painting
    • 2014-10-08 - 2014-12-08

    Illustrations and ancient documents offer a look back on the history of the Heiho people, an aboriginal tribe that lived on Taiwan’s northern plains.More »

  • poster for Haniwa Collection

    Haniwa Collection

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-07-02 - 2014-09-01

    “Haniwa” are large hollow baked clay sculptures made for ritual use and placed on ancient Japanese burial mounds. These terracotta models of people, animals, and houses from the Yayoi period of Japanese...More »

  • poster for The Centennial of Kintetsu—  Japan’s Largest Private Railway

    The Centennial of Kintetsu— Japan’s Largest Private Railway

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2014-04-09 - 2014-05-27

    The Osaka Electric Tramway, which became Kinki Nippon Tetsudo, started operating between Uehonmachi Station in Osaka and Nara Station with the current-day Kintetsu Nara Line in 1914. Connecting Osaka,...More »

  • poster for The 70th Special Exhibition “Bronze Festival”

    The 70th Special Exhibition “Bronze Festival”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-10-02 - 2013-12-02

    Exhibition of ancient bronze wares from Japan and East Asia. In Japan, bronze was fashioned into objects ranging from the richly-decorated bronze bells (dotaku) believed to have been used in rituals, to...More »

  • poster for Encounters with Spirits: The Indigenous Gods of Papua Province, Indonesia

    Encounters with Spirits: The Indigenous Gods of Papua Province, Indonesia

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2013-07-03 - 2013-09-02

    Exhibition of artefacts from Papua Province in Indonesia from the collections acquired by Tsurugashima city in Saitama, focussing on the representations of indigenous gods and the culture of spirit worship. [Lecture:...More »

  • poster for "Invitation to Ancient Greek Arts" Exhibition

    "Invitation to Ancient Greek Arts" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2008-04-09 - 2008-06-09

    The exhibition features artwork from ancient Greece. These works portray the philosophical exploration of Greek minds and their investigation of nature's works. *Exhibiting at exhibition rooms 1 &...More »

  • poster for "Ukrainian Photography" Exhibition

    "Ukrainian Photography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-10-24 - 2007-11-05

    Ukraine had been a part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and became the biggest independent country in Europe in 1991. In fact, the Russian Federation is rooted in Ukraine. This exhibition features...More »

  • poster for "The Land of Sticky Rice, Laos: Lifestyles by the Mekong River" Exhibition

    "The Land of Sticky Rice, Laos: Lifestyles by the Mekong River" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Fashion - Crafts - Talks
    • 2007-10-17 - 2008-01-07

    A number of ethnic groups live along the Mekong river in the Laos region. The people eat glutinous rice called "Kaow neow." From a historical comparative view, the exhibition introduces their lifestyle...More »

  • "The Ticket World -Collecting and Printing-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Talks
    • 2007-07-04 - 2007-08-12

    To celebrate Fujio Yamamoto's (transportation goods collector) collection history of fifty years, the exhibition will have train tickets on display. From Japanese train, ship and airplane tickets, to tickets...More »

  • poster for "Children's Day Dolls" Exhibition

    "Children's Day Dolls" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-04-04 - 2007-05-07

    During the month of May, Japanese people celebrate the boys' birth and well-being, and decorate Children's Day dolls around the house. Even though Children's Day dolls with armor (such as kabuto) are more...More »

  • poster for "Ancient Chinese Figures and their Beauty" Exhibition

    "Ancient Chinese Figures and their Beauty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-03-11 - 2007-06-11

    The figure sculptures made in ancient China were typically buried with the deceased. The figures represent various people such as politicians, warriors, women, and westerners who came in from the silk...More »

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