10-2, Osawa 3-chome, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8585
TEL: 0422-33-3340 / FAX:0422-33-3485
|HOURS||10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closes at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday)|
|CLOSED||Sunday, Monday, national holidays and special days when the University offices are closed|
|ADMISSION FREE||Please inform us when a group of more than twenty is expected to come.|
|DIRECTIONS||Take the Chuo Line to either Mitaka or Musashisakai Station, exit south side and board the bus marked for ICU. From Musashisakai, it is a ten minute taxi ride.|
|FOLK ART||Tamba cloth, tsutsugaki bedding fabrics, paper stencils, chests, cake molds, hearth hangers, portable lanterns, oil plates, soba cups, hand mirrors.|
|ARCHAEOLOGY||Reconstructed stone floor, cross-section of Kanto Loam, Preceramic and Jomon artifacts, Jomon pottery excavated from ICU Loc. 7, pit-dwelling No. 2.|
The ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum was opened in June, 1982. It was built to commemorate the contribution made by the late Dr. Hachiro Yuasa to ICU, in particular his great effort in founding and nurturing the university through its first quarter of a century, and serving as its first president.
The main collection of the museum consists of folk art materials from Japan and other parts of the world assembled by Dr. Yuasa, some of the prehistoric materials excavated from the ICU campus, and other works of art and historical objects. One goal of the museum is to enrich the collections, and changes in exhibitions will include new acquisitions.
In the central part of the second floor, the museum organizes special exhibitions three times a year. Themes are taken from both Japanese folk art (mingei) and archaeological fields.
April 5 (Tue.) - July 1 (Fri.), 2005
Japanese Lunch Boxes
September 6 (Tue.) - November 19 (Sat.), 2005
This exhibition will feature lacquered lunch box sets and other
portable items used by the Japanese for picnics and particular
An open lecture entitled "Ingenuity of Japanese Lunch Boxes" by Prof. Hiroshi Kato (Director of Department of Restoration Techniques, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo) will be held at the Museum Entrance Hall from 14:00 to 15:30 on October 15, 2005. Admission Free. Lecture will be in Japanese.
Portable Food Box: Design of Grape Vines and Squirrels in Makie
and Bath Towels for the New Born Baby
January 10 (Tue.) - March 24 (Fri.), 2006
In the Izumo region, a special set of indigo-dyed "grandchild kit" is prepared by the mother's family for a new born baby. It consists of items such as baby towels, diapers and straps for piggybacking. This exhibition will introduce them together with children's kimono.
Baby towel: design of
Open lectures are held three times a year in the entrance hall. Speakers are university professors and specialists who deal with subjects related to the museum's exhibitions and its activities. Admission is free, all are welcome to attend.
PUBLICATIONS (as of April, 2004)