previous exhibitions

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 /2014 /2015 /2016


Jomonesque Japan

(August 1- September 17, 2000)


Ancient Persia

(October 8 - November 19, 2000)


Folktales of Niigata

(January 13 - February 18, 2001)


Modern Japan Depicted in Picture Postcards

(April 21 - June 3, 2001)


Niigata's History from the Ground

(July 14th - August 19th, 2001)


The Reizei Family Collection

(September 1 - September 30, 2001)


The Revival of the Uesugi Clan: The Life and Career of Uesugi Kenshin

(October 20- December 2, 2001)


Tarai Bune of Sado Island

(April 12- May 12, 2002)


5000 years of Japanese Pottery

(June 2-July 14, 2002)


Okumiomote

(July 31-September 29, 2002)


From Bento to Mixplate

(Oct 31-November 29, 2002)


Musical Instruments of the Silkroad

(April 26–June 1, 2003)


Ema (Dedication Pictures)

(July 19–August 31, 2003)


Animals and People in History

(October 4-November 16, 2003)


Tricolor glaze pottery of the Tang dynasty

(April 10-May 16, 2004)


Wrapping up Cultures of the World

(July 3-August 29, 2004)


Once, Echigo was a Frontier

Movements of peoples and cultures in ancient Japan

(October 16- 23, 2004)


Children’s Studies on Jomon Culture

(Dec. 21, 2004- Jan.  31, 2005)


Barrier-free Picture Books of the World

(Feb. 11– Feb. 24,2005)


Severe Shock -yet we love our motherland

(Mar. 12– Apr. 3, 2005)


Treasures from the Tokugawa Art Museum

(Apr. 23– Jun. 5, 2005)


My Collection World II

(Jun. 18-Jul. 18, 2005)


History of Niigata Exavated

(Jul.30-Sept.11, 2005)


Waterside, Woods and the Jomon People

(Oct.9-Nov.27, 2005)


Children’s Studies on Jomon Culture III

(Dec.11-Jan.22, 2006)


Making History

(Feb.11-Apr.2, 2006)


Hokanshu, medieval archives of Niigata

(Apr.22 – May.28, 2006)


Colours of the Guatemalan Costumes 

My Collection World III

(Jun.10-Jul.9, 2006)


Industries in Niigata, Now and Then 

(Jul.26-Sept.3, 2006) 


Life and Beliefs in the Medieval Age 

(Sept.30-Nov.12, 2006)


Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Japan 2006

(Jan.28-Feb.25, 2007)


Thatched Roof Houses 

(Apr.21-Jun.10, 2007)


Furinkazan

(Aug.11-Sept.24, 2007)


How did people in the past look like?

(Oct.6-Nov.24, 2007)


Niigata Unearthed 2007

archaeological sites in Niigata and the Sado Gold mines

(Jan.25-March.9, 2008)

 


My Collection World IV

(March.20-April 6, 2008)


People in the Ancient Northern World

interractions and exchanges

(April 26-June 8, 2008)

In the ancient Hokkaido and Tohoku regions, there was an independent society that utilized the blessings of the nature effectively and had contacts with the continent. They even had economic power to supply resources to the aristocrats in Kyoto and in the medieval age, a splendid culture flourished such as well-known Chushonji-temple in Hiraizumi.

The exhibition shows the unknown ancient history of those regions.


Yamakoshi Revival

June 21 - August 3, 2008

Yamakoshi region was severely damaged by the earthquake in 2006. Till then, the landscape represented by step ricefields which had repetion as one of the typical Japan was preserved and characteristic folk cultures such as bull fighting, nishikigoi, works in highlands and cultivation were in activity. Yamakoshi now tries to get them back, and make a restart. From "Let's return to Yamakoshi" to "We welcome you at Yamakoshi". Here you will see the cultures and life in Yamakoshi and the ways each damaged regions are trying to recover.


Ainu Collections

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthrolopology and Archaeology Hillar Colletions

(August 10 - September 28, 2008)

100 years ago, an American anthropologist Hillar collected Ainu objects in Hokkaido. The collection is now stored in the University of Pennsylvania. Traditional life of Ainu is well represented by their clothes, tools and photographs taken then. 


Stamps during ages

(Oct. 11 - November 24, 2008)

Stamp seals are used so much in modern Japanese society. The exhibition tells how the stamps came into use and diffused in Japan.


 Guide to the Tenchijin

(Dec. 20 - Jan. 25, 2009)


My Collection World V

(Feb. 7 - March 15, 2009)


The Land of Flaming Pots

messages of 5,000 years ago

(Apr. 25 - June 14, 2009)

5000 years ago, in the area that coincides with modern Niigata, there were people who made mysterious pots. This highly artistic pottery is popular as Flame-style pottery and became symbol of Jomon culture.
The museum has been studying on these pots, on the subjects; how they were used, when they were made, how far they reached and how they were made.
You will see what has been clarified as well as what are not yet studied. Typical Yayoi pottery from Osaka are also exhibited for comparison.

Tenchijin

Naoe Kanetsugu and his age

(July 25 - September 6, 2009)


Sports in Niigata

(Sept. 19 - November 8, 2009)


Children's Studies on Jomon 2009

(Dec. 5 - 13, 2009)


My Collection World VI

(Dec. 19 - Jan. 17, 2009)


History of Niigata Excavated 2009

(Jan. 30 - March 22, 2010)


Travels in Edo Period

(April 17 - May 30, 2010)


Glories and Legacies of Nihonkai

(Jul. 24 - Sept. 5, 2010)


The Arabian Heritage from Sharjah, UAE 

(Sept.25  - November 7, 2010)


The Beauty and Life of Cloths

(Dec.23 - March 21, 2011)


Ghost Stories in the Museum

(Apr.23 - Jun.5, 2011)


Daimyo in Echigo

(Jul.25 - Sept. 8, 2011)


Dogu in Niigata

(Sept.23 - Nov.20, 2011)


Paper money, Metal money

(Dec.22, 2011 - Mar.11, 2012)


Headgears and tales of Women

(Apr.22 - Jun.3, 2012)


Miracle Shinkansen

(Jul.28 - Sept.9, 2012)


Ancient Orient

(Sept.22 - Nov.11, 2012)


 Ancient Koshi and the Wooden Tablets

(Dec.22, 2012 - Mar.10, 2013)


Lands of Gold

(Apr.20 - Jun.6, 2013)


Yayoi Period in Niigata

(Jul.27 - Sept.8, 2013)


The Power of Stone Buddha Statues

(Sept.21 - Nov.24, 2013)


Mysterious Ancient Maps

(Feb.8, 2013 - Mar.23, 2014)


Shinran and the land of Namu

(Apr.26 - Jun.8, 2014)


Utamaro

(Jul.26 - Sept.7, 2014)


The dawn of Anthropology in Japan

(Sept.27 - Nov.9, 2014)


Niigata's History unearthed

(Dec.20, 2014 - Mar.22, 2015)


Taisho Modern, Showa Roman

(Apr.25. - Jun.7. 2015)


Kitamaebune

(Jul.20. - Sept.7. 2015)


Sikachi Alyan

(Sept.19 - Oct.25. 2015)


Salvaged pottery from the Sea of Japan

(Dec.19. 2015 - Mar.22. 2016)


Wish on a Talisman

(Apr.19 - Jun.5. 2016)


Sweets and Niigata

(Jul.19 - Sep.3. 2016)


Ancient Orient Art

(Sept.19 - Oct.25. 2016)


Charming Cloth

(Jan.19 - Mar.25. 2017)