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

Library floor guide

Guide to Stacks Layout

Level 1 ● Overseas, Chinese and Korean Periodicals
● Oversize Books ● Books bound of Japanese Style
● Catalogues/Bibliographies/Indexes
● Collection : Moriya, Evangelista, Nakanishi
● Microform reader
Level 2 ● Japanese Periodicals
● News Paper Reduced-size Edition
● Sutra   ● Chinese Local Encyclopedias
● Chinese Classic Books Series
● Collection : Shinoda, Saguchi
Level 3 ● W (World) ● A (Asia) A1~AM
Level 4 ● Japan Prefectures Aynu (AB6)
● A (Asia) AN~AZ
Level 5 ● E (Europe) ● F (Africa)
● M (Middle East)
● N (North America)  ● O (Oceania)
● R (Russia)  ● S (South America)

Periodicals   Books

  • Periodicals are shelved according to the titles, which are classified by the Overseas, Japanese, and Chinese-Korean sections.
  • The arrangement of Books is based on OWC(Outline of World Cultures) , and classified by their regions and ethnos. In addition, DDC(Dewey Decimal Classification) and NDC(Nippon Decimal Classification) are secondarily used.
  • Please ask at Library reception for further details.