Fukuoka: Kyushu National Museum 九州国立博物館

Recently i posted about Dazaifu and the amazing shrine there [Dazaifu Tenmangu]
A [semi] new place of interest to visit would be the Kyushu National Museum.

From wikipedia
“The Kyushu National Museum (九州国立博物館 Kyūshū Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan?) opened on October 16, 2005 in Dazaifu near Fukuoka — the first new national museum in Japan in over 100 years, and the first to elevate the focus on history over art.The distinct modern impression created by the architectural facade is mirrored in the Museum’s use of technological innovations which are put to good in making the museum’s collections accessible to the public. For example, the museum’s extremely high resolution video system, with the latest image processing and color management software, serves both in documenting the objects in the museum’s collection and also in expanding access beyond the limits of a large, but finite exhibition space.
The striking wood and glass building in the hills, it hosts important collections of Japanese artifacts, particularly ceramics, related to the history of Kyūshū.”

Following the signs from Dazaifu Tenmangu, you will see this building.
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This is the gateway from the bottom of the hill.
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There are tons of escalators and travelators [no need to walk XD]
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Yup it changes color! isnt that interesting?
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Here is the sign when you arrive
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Its gorgeous! Situated on the top of a hill!
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Here is the beautiful building!
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You have to buy tickets to view the exhibitions.
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I wasnt able to take photos of the exhibitions but here’s a pic of the gift store XD
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There are many interesting things for sale.
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Here’s what i bought
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Can you tell what it is? XD
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The museum displays old artifacts like coins and books. Amongst them was an old book which had drawings of bacteria [early ideas of how they look] They have uh..cute-tified the drawings and there are many items in the gift store with their prints XD I got a hand towel!

Visit the website for more details
Website: http://www.kyuhaku.com/

My blog posts this week have been all out of whack XD I’ll try to get back on track next week :D
Have a great weekend
XOXO Yumeko

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7 Responses to Fukuoka: Kyushu National Museum 九州国立博物館

  1. Tessa says:

    WAHAHA the towel is so cute ~

  2. Mei says:

    Oh I love this museum! My host parents brought me there, there was a gorgeous ceramics exhibition on at the time. Also, there was this old scroll of youkai. I bought a children’s book version of the scroll from the museum shop, but I lost it on my way back to Singapore somehow. =(

  3. JU says:

    the museum looks amazing! i really like those cool hallways and displays.

  4. Vicky says:

    one of the towel character reminds me of Dr Zoidberg from futurama

  5. Sam says:

    So cute! Love it!

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