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[Applications no longer being accepted] [Limited to First 60 Applicants!] Minpaku Discovery Tour (for OU students only!)

2019-6-30 (Sun) 10:30 -


Capacity has been reached for this event. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application!

Have you ever heard of “Minpaku”?

“Minpaku” is the nickname given to the National Museum of Ethnology (or the Kokuritsu Minzoku Hakubutsukan), which is located within the Expo ’70 Commemorative Park, well-known for its Tower of the Sun and a neighbor of the Suita Campus. Minpaku combines one of the largest museums in the world, with exhibits on display detailing everyday life, culture, clothing, and housing of peoples from all over the world, with graduate school education, making it a one-of-a-kind institute in the realm of cultural anthropology and ethnology.

Minpaku contains regional exhibits featuring 9 regions from across the world, as well as cross-cultural exhibits on music and language.

The materials at Minpaku have been gathered from nations all over the world by its researchers, totaling nearly 34,000 items! However, the items on display at Minpaku are only a portion of its collection; there are about 28 times as many materials on standby in the repository as what are shown in exhibits! So for the first time ever, we will be holding the “Minpaku Discovery Tour (for OU students only!),” at which you can get an extra special look at this repository for yourself. It’s not every day that you get an opportunity to get a backstage look at a museum!

Participants in the “Minpaku Discovery Tour (for OU students only!)” will make a trip around the world in a single day, diving deep into a world that can’t be found on any map.

We encourage OU students to participate in this one-of-a-kind tour of a world-class cultural anthropology and ethnology museum located right next to OU!

Click here to apply!


• Time and Date:

Sunday, June 30, 2019 – 10:30~15:30
*Please come to Seminar Room #5, 2F, National Museum of Ethnology by 10:30.

• Place:

National Museum of Ethnology (10-1, Senri Bampaku Koen, Suita, Osaka)
15 min walk from Bampaku Kinen Koen or Koen Higashiguchi Stations on the Osaka Monorail.

• What to bring

Your student ID, lunch

• Participation fee:


• Program:


Fieldwork Experiences, Introduction to Research by Young Researchers, Introduction to Making Friends with Other People Viewing the Exhibits


Explanation of Exhibits, Repository, Library


Introduction to the Curator’s Work

<Activity Introduction>

Introduction to Volunteer Groups, Poster Exhibit Presentations

After receiving initial guidance, you may spend your time freely participating in individual programs that interest you and looking at the exhibits in the museum until the final gathering at 15:10.

• Capacity:

60 (Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will stop being accepted once capacity is reached.)

Hosted by

Osaka University, National Museum of Ethnology

Contact regarding this event

General Affairs, Education and Planning Division, Department of Education and Student Affairs
Email: gakusei-gakumu-soumu[at]
*Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address.

Related Link

National Museum of Ethnology

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