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Introduction Exhibition 
A photograph of Yamanashi taken from an altitude of 800km, surrounded by a three-dimensional panel built to help you understand the geographical features of Yamanashi Prefecture.
Introduction exhibition
Main Exhibition “Nature and People in Yamanashi
The connection between Yamanashi’s environment and her people is introduced through 19 different themes, exhibited with dioramas, videos, and information technology devices to promote better understanding.

Main exhibition
   
Experience-Yamanashi-History Zone
You can actually experience many things such as living, learning, playing, and traveling with the Edo Period as the main focus.
Experience-Yamanashi-History Zone
   
   
 
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Finished Special Exhibitions
Special Exhibition
The 300 years of Fujikawa River water transportation
 The Fujikawa River water transportation opened by SUMINOKURA Ryoui in the Keicho era, brought a variety of goods and culture throughout the Edo period. It reached its peak during the Meiji period (1868-1912) and continued to be a major logistics artery that supported the lives of the people of Kai and Shinano until the Minobu Line was completely opened to traffic in 1928 (Showa 3). This exhibition introduces the Fujikawa River water transportation for about 300 years from the early 1600s to the early 1900s.
March 16, 2024(Sat)-May 6, 2024(Mon)
 

 
Upcoming Special Exhibitions

Special Exhibition
Animails, Animals, Animals!

 From ukiyo-e prints depicting joyful human-animal interactions to stunning kimonos alive with animal motifs, this exhibition immerses you in the endearing bond between humans and animals. Explore paintings, household items, toys and many more items that celebrate this connection, featuring works from the Edo-Tokyo Museum’s collection alongside unique local pieces from the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum.
July 13, 2024(Sat)-September 2, 2024(Mon)
 

 
Upcoming Special Exhibitions

Special Exhibition
Masterpieces of Buddhist Statue in Nara
Pilgtimages to the Ancient Temples

 Standing along ancient pilgrimage routes, serene Buddhist statues have captivated hearts for centuries. From revered writer Tetsur Watsuji, whose "Pilgrimages to the Ancient Temples in Nara resonated deeply with many fellow litterateurs, to modern-day admirers, these figures inspire awe and fascination. This exhibition unveils the captivating stories and rich history embedded within these iconic statues and paintings. Don't miss this opportunity to encounter some of Japan's most representative expressions of Buddhist art. coming soon...

September 28, 2024(Sat)-November 25, 2024(Mon)

 

 
Upcoming Special Exhibitions
Special Exhibition
TAKEDA Katsuyori - The Great Samurai General in Japan
 Recent reevaluations shed new light on Takeda Katsuyori (1546-82), the successor to the famed Takeda Shingen. This exhibition delves into Katsuyori’s life and legacy, examining pertinent materials associated with the pivotal Battle of Nagashino and his intended new residence, Shinpu Castle. Through these artifacts and documents, we take a closer look at the man himself. coming soon...

March 15, 2025(Sat)-May 6, 2025(Tue)

 
 
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Symbol exhibition
 
Finished Symbol Exhibitions
 
Symbol Exhibition
Achievement and passion for preserving Yamanashi's historical heritage
 We can learn a lot about Yamanashi’s past from the objects and records left behind by its people. These historical materials exist today as a testament to the dedication of our predecessors who passionately documented and preserved local history. This exhibition shines a light on these dedicated individuals who, from the Edo period to the Showa era (17-20th century), ensured their hometowns’ stories wouldn’t be lost. Explore their legacies and discover the history they so meticulously preserved.

May 25, 2024(Sat)-June 24, 2024(Mon)

 

 
Upcoming Symbol Exhibitions
 
Symbol Exhibition
Kai-Kokubunji Temple
 Emperor Shomu’s vision of a network of Kokubun-ji temples across Japan reached Kai Province, where the Kai Kokubun-ji Temple was proudly erected in present-day Fuefuki City. While fire ravaged the structure in the Kamakura period (1185-1333), the temple rose again during the Warring States period (1467 to 16-17th century) and stands today as a designated National Historic Site since 1922. This exhibition paints a vivid picture of the temple’s original appearance utilizing the latest excavation findings and invites you to explore the evolving relationship between the temple and the surrounding region. coming soon...

December 21, 2024(Sat)-February 24, 2025(Mon)

 
 
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Outdoor exhibition
 
   
Fossil from Minobu Town 
    Fossil  
Fossil of shells buried in sandstone collected from outcrop in Minobu town which accumulated 7,000,000 years ago, when Yamanashi was at the bottom of the sea.
 
   
Pine tree from Kajikazawa-kashi (river port)
   
Pine tree
 

This pine tree was transplanted from Kajikazawa-kashi, a prosperous river port of the water transportation using the Fuji River.

 
   
Yohaku no Daiza (Pedestal of Margin)
    Monument  

This monument is placed in the inner court facing the main entrance. It was designed by Takao Sekine. Large granite stone is placed in the middle surrounded by rocks yielded from different places in Yamanashi.

 
   
Symbolic Tree Yamanashi (Pear)
    Pear flower  
Yamanashi (Pyrus pyrifolia) tree is said to be the origin of the word Yamanashi. The tree blows pretty white flowers in the spring. In the garden, about 40,000 trees closely related to the history of Yamanashi are planted.
 
   
Douso-jin
    Douso-jin  
The Douso-jin, or the Village Boundary God, is a god originally enshrined at town boundaries, the crossroads where streets met, and at mountain passes where they prevented any bad spirits from entering the village. At the same time, they were also considered to be the god for good marriages and the blessing of children. Even to this day, many simple Douso-jin statutes are left all throughout Japan.
This Douso-jin was relocated from Kami-ishida in Kofu City.
 
   
Grain and vegetable field, Vineyard, and Peach orchard
    Fields  
Traditional vegetables, Grape and peach varieties associated with Yamanashi are grown
 
   

 

 

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