Oct 26th
Dec 19th
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Modeling of Prayer on Paper, Wood, and Straw

A special exhibition at the Musashino Art University Museum

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Musashino Art University Museum When: Oct 26th - Dec 19th 2020, 10:00am - 5:00pm

With an estimated 80,000 shrines and 77,000 temples in Japan, there's no doubt that prayer and spirituality are important parts of the culture here. A special event at the Musashino Art University Museum looks at around 100 items related to prayer made of natural materials including paper, wood, and straw.

Pieces like ema, (the small wooden plaques hung at shrines or temples with prayers or wishes on them), papier-mâché daruma dolls, and wara ningyō (a type of straw doll used to ward off evil) are just a few examples of what will be on display at the event.

Admission to the special exhibition is free.

Getting there

The Musashino Art University Museum is located around 18 minutes on foot (or a five minute taxi ride) from Takanodai station, served by the Seibu Kokubunji line. As there is no dedicated parking lot on-site, museum patrons are advised to utilize public transport wherever possible.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Lynda Hogan a month ago
Same as Elena, this is also of great interest to me. Not sure I can risk the journey with Covid, but hopefully it'll travel to Saitama at some point!
Elena Lisina a month ago
This is also of my great interest! Thanks! I wish I could see it.