Friday, October 21, 2011

Meiji University Museum Japan

Meiji University Museum 5-min. walk from JR Ochanomizu Sta., or 8-min. walk from (Shin-)Ochanomizu Sta. on Marunouchi and Chiyoda Line or 10-min. walk from Jimbocho Sta. on Hanzomon and Shinjuku Line, consists of three museums affiliated with Meiji University. It exhibits various historical collections and studies by laboratories. Archaeological Museum; Criminal Museum; Commodity Museum, Open:
10:00-16:30 (enter by 16:00), Tel: 03-3296-4448. All museums are closed on summer holiday, New Year's holiday and Meiji University holidays.

Meiji University Museum
The Museum is divided into three departments, each having a distinct origin. The Commodity Department, the successor to the "Commodities Museum" considers lifestyles through commodities; and the Criminal Materials Department, follows in the footsteps of its predecessor the "Museum of Criminology" and contemplates law and human rights. The Archaeology Department, formerly the Archaeological Museum. Archaeology is the study of looking at humankind's past and recreating the transitions of lifestyle and culture.

Meiji University Museum
It is for this reason that archaeologists dig for relics and collect materials to restore the past. Since the inauguration of the Archaeology major in the School of Arts and Letters, Meiji University has conducted research and surveys on relics from the Paleolithic era to the Kofun (tumulus) period. As part of these efforts, at present there are exhibits from archaeological finds of four designated important cultural assets from the Iwajuku site in Gunma Prefecture, the Sunagawa site in Saitama Prefecture, Natsujima shell mounds in Kanagawa Prefecture and the Izuruhara site in Tochigi Prefecture.


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