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.
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.