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Asuka-Fujiwara Research Section 60th Anniversary memorial
AUTUMN SPECIAL EXHIBITION 2013
' THE ROAD TO THE CAPITAL OF ASUKA-FUJIWARA '
2013 October 18 (Friday) 〜December 1 (Sunday)
Open all days during the special exhibition
At the Special Exhibition Room in Asuka Museum
Entrance fee Adults: 260 yen Collage students: 130 yen
High school students and under18: free
The oldest Japanese history ‘Nihon-Shoki’ records the opening of a highway between Naniwa and Asuka in the 21st year of Empress Suiko’s reign (A.D.713). The road written in the history is thought to be the Takenouchi-kaido and Yoko-oji that connects Osaka and Nara today. To commemorete the 1,400th year from the construction of the road, and also the 40 th anniversary of the research section of Asuka-Fujiwara palace site, Asuka Historical Museum organize a special exhibition concerning the roads around the ancient capitai of Asuka-Fujiwara area. Yoko-oji and Yamada-michi were trunk roads running east and west. And three main road for north and south traffic were called the Upper-Road (Kamitsu-mochi), the Middle-Road (Nakatsu-michi), and the Lower-Road (Shimotsu-michi). These roads played very important roles in the ancient history of Japan. And they were used for the standard lines of zoning in the construction of the first capital city of this country.
Remains of Yamada-michi surfacing. from Ishigami site
Diorama of a battle field in the Jinshin civil war
The first copper coins minted in Japan (Fuhon-sen). Asuka-ike site
Potteries and roof-tiles brought to Asuka from various parts of Japan, from Fujiwara capital site.
Wooden tablet used as tags attached to taxes in kind. from Fujiwara capital site.
Magical dolls of wood and metal. clay hoses. from Fujiwara capital site.
November 16 (Saturday) 1:30 pm ~
At the Lecture Room in Asuka Historical Museum
“The road to Asuka”
Mr. Toshio Omi Agency for Cultural Affairs
No previous subscription needed
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