Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum


Our museum schedule of the 2013-2014 year is as follows

Special Exhibition of the Biodiversity in Japan
Biodiversity, the variety of life on Earth, is the important source of our every-day life. Japanese Archipelago including the Ryukyus has great biodiversity because of the large variability in climate ranging from sub-arctic to sub-tropical and in geological structure such as many islands and mountains with narrow valley. However, rich biodiversity in Japan are vanishing by the human activity. We need to know what and how important the biodiversity is. Thus, we have a Special Exhibition of the Biodiversity in Japan from 7th July to 1st September 2013. Rare and important animals and plants observed throughout Japanese Archipelago are exhibited with many hands-on activities. We hope that many people enjoy learning the biodiversity from our exhibition.

The Power of Sanshin― Its Beautiful Shape and Inspiring Sound
2014, 2/18-5/11
Okinawa Prefecture has twenty Sanshins that are designated as an Okinawa Prefectural government’s treasure. The Sanshin is known as a main tradition instrument that has been inspiring Okinawans lives. A generation-to-generation, the Sanshin has been inspiring their lives in the event of weddings and festivals. The people in Okinawa have loved Sanshin as an art-craft, a musical instrument, and a treasure since Kingdom