Friday, December 16, 2005

Japan's new national museum

Japan's first new national museum in 108 years, the Kyushu National Museum, opened recently in Fukuoka, only a couple hours' drive from Aso (home of Mellow Monk green tea) on the island of Kyushu.

(The museum's website is in Japanese, although there is an English PDF page.)

The museum's current major exhibit is titled "China, Crossroads of Culture." The island of Kyushu is a fitting location for such an exhibit, having served in Japan's ancient past as Japan's gateway to China and as a conduit for the latter's too-numerous-to-count influences on Japan.

—Mellow Monk

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