Kumagusu Minakata: An Informant-savant 100 Years Ahead of his Time

National Museum of Nature and Science

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The late Kumagusu Minakata has long been known as a researcher who explored natural phenomena, but in recent years the vast body of work that he left behind has been re-evaluated and his role reconsidered as that of an information provider. In this exhibition, you can take a trip inside the mind of Minakata by looking at key exhibits pertaining to his work, such as diaries, letters, illustrated texts, and diagrams of fungi. This show is complemented by the simultaneously held exhibition “Lichen - A Fungi and Algae Composite.”

Venue: Special Exhibitions Space, 1F Japan Building, National Museum of Nature and Science

[Related Events]
Gallery Talk: “Kumagusu Minakata, Our Contemporary”
Date: Jan. 26 (Fri), 18:00-18:30
Venue: Special Exhibitions Space, 1F Japan Building
Speaker: Yoshiya Tamura (Academic Trustee of Kumagusu Minakata Archives)

Gallery Talk: “Mysteries of the Life and Illustrated Works of Kumagusu Minakata”
Date: Feb. 23 (Fri), 18:00-18:30
Venue: Special Exhibitions Space, 1F Japan Building
Speaker: Tsuyoshi Hosoya (Chair of the National Museum of Nature and Science Department of Biology Division of Fungi and Algae Research Group)

*No booking required.
*Events in Japanese.
*Please see the official website for further details.

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Schedule

from December 19, 2017 to March 04, 2018

Fee

Adults and University Students: ¥620, High School Students and Under, Seniors over 65, Persons with a Disability Certificate + 1 Companion: Free.

Venue Hours

From 9:00 To 17:00
fridays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:On a Public Holiday Monday, the museum is closed on the following Tuesday. Closed on the new year holidays.

Access

Address: 7-20 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718
Phone: 03-5777-8600

5 minute walk from the Koen Exit of JR Ueno Station.

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