Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Notice: Drill for Emergency Information Transmission

Mobile phones within Kochi Prefecture will ring on December 3rd at around 10:20am!

You will receive a test message with emergency evacuation instructions.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Micronesians' View on "Japan": The Case of Palau

   An experienced anthropologist, Shingo Iitaka's main field of research is the island of Palau, one of Japan's former colonies in the South Pacific. Mr. Iitaka visits the island frequently and will share with us his views on how Japan is looked at by Micronesians, taking us on a fascinating journey beyond the horizon of the ocean we in Kochi are so familiar with but know so little about.
   The lecture will be held at 6:30pm - 8pm on November 30 (Fri.), at the Eikokuji campus of the University of Kochi.
** Participation is free. **

Inquries: 088-873-2984
University of Kochi Fac. of Cultural Studies

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


A Rokuhara paper-mache snake in Iwate Pref.
   Following the summer special exhibition, about a hundred ‘Mi’: snake (the Oriental animal zodiac sign of next year) toys will be on display from Shigeru Yamasaki’s collection of more than 12,000 local toys.
   On November 23 (holiday/ Fri) we will be inviting the staff of ‘Soryusha’ as instructors, and they will demonstrate how to paint paper-mache snakes. On December 1 (Sat) the museum curator will give a talk in the exhibition room.