The rather awkwardly named in English, The Museum Archaeological Institute of Kashihara Nara Prefecture is located just opposite the Emperor Jinmu Mausoleum and the Emperor Suizei Mausoleum and a little way to the north of Kashihara Jingu.
This archaeological museum exhibits artifacts unearthed from Yamato sites in Nara Prefecture. The museum's three galleries exhibit artifacts from Japan's early history through to the Muromachi Period which have been excavated in Nara Prefecture.
The large collection includes pottery from the Jomon period, dotoku bells, later bronze arrowheads and bronze disks, distinctive canes with jasper end caps, magatama or comma shaped pendants, bronze mirrors as well as gilt bronze crowns and saddles found in tombs in the Asuka area. From the still later Asuka period there are also tea kettles, chess pieces, Buddhist images and various roof tiles.
The Museum Archaeological Institute of Kashihara
Kashihara, Nara Prefecture 634-0065
Tel: 0744 24 1101
Admission: 400 yen for adults or presently free for foreign visitors with a passport.
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