The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Letters from the Field

Communication from Abroad

    Museum staff members often stay abroad to conduct research and for academic interaction with local scholars. Their essay-style communications [in Japanese] illustrating not only the research situation outside Japan, but also the everyday things that they encounter in a foreign country are presented here on the web.

Ethnologists at Work

  • Visit the offices of ethnologists at MINPAKU! Interview articles [in Japanese] in which they talk about their research and everyday life at the Museum are now available on the web.