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文化庁
The Agency for Cultural Affairs
Agency for Cultural Affairs
(文化庁, bunkachō) is a special body of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). It was set up in 1968 to promote Japanese arts and culture. As of April 2016, it is led by the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, Ryohei Miyata. The agency's budget for FY 2015 rose to ¥103.8 billion.[1] The agency's Cultural Affairs Division disseminated information about the arts within Japan
Japan
and internationally, and the Cultural Properties Protection Division protected the nation's cultural heritage. The Cultural Affairs Division is concerned with such areas as art and culture promotion, arts copyrights, and improvements in the national language. It also supports both national and local arts and cultural festivals, and it funds traveling cultural events in music, theater, dance, art exhibitions, and film-making
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Japan
Coordinates: 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136Japan 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-kokuFlagImperial SealAnthem: "Kimigayo" 君が代"His Imperial Majesty's Reign"[2][3] Government
Government
Seal of JapanGo-Shichi no Kiri (五七桐)Area controlled by Japan
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Hayao Kawai
Hayao Kawai (河合隼雄, Kawai Hayao) (1928–2007) was a Japanese Jungian psychologist who has been described as "the founder of Japanese Analytical and Clinical Psychology". He introduced the sandplay therapy concept to Japanese psychology.[1] He participated in Eranos from 1982.[1] Kawai was the director of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies from 1995 to 2001.[2] As chief of the Agency for Cultural Affairs
Agency for Cultural Affairs
from 2002 to 2007, he oversaw the popular Nihon no Uta Hyakusen song selection, as well as the "Kokoro no Note" ethics textbook now used in all Japanese primary schools
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Nara National Museum
The Nara National Museum
Museum
(奈良国立博物館, Nara Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan) is one of the pre-eminent national art museums in Japan.[1]Contents1 Introduction 2 Collections 3 History3.1 Timeline4 Facilities4.1 Original Museum
Museum
Building 4.2 East and West Wings 4.3 Lower Level Passageway 4.4 Buddhist
Buddhist
Art Library 4.5 Hassoan 4.6 Conservation Center5 See also 6 References 7 External linksIntroduction[edit] The Nara National Museum
Museum
is located in Nara, which was the capital of Japan
Japan
from 710 to 784. Katayama Tōkuma (1854–1917) designed the original building, which is a representative Western-style building of the Meiji period
Meiji period
and has been designated an Important Cultural Property in Japan
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National Museum Of Art, Osaka
The National Museum of Art (国立国際美術館, Kokuritsu Kokusai Bijutsukan) is a subterranean Japanese art museum located on the island of Nakanoshima, located between the Dōjima River
Dōjima River
and the Tosabori River, about 5 minutes west of Higobashi Station in central Osaka. The official Japanese title of the museum translates as the "National Museum of International Art". The museum is also known by the English acronym NMAO (National Museum of Art, Osaka).Contents1 NMAO history 2 NMAO collections2.1 Pelli's building 2.2 Union catalog 2.3 Selected artists3 Directions 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksNMAO history[edit] Designed by architect Arata Isozaki. The museum originates from the Expo Art Gallery which was built as part of Expo '70, held in Suita
Suita
in the outskirts of Osaka
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Kyushu National Museum
Coordinates: 33°31′6.08″N 130°32′17.87″E / 33.5183556°N 130.5382972°E / 33.5183556; 130.5382972Kyushu National Museum九州国立博物館Established October 16, 2005Location Dazaifu, Fukuoka, JapanType Art museumPublic transit access Dazaifu Station, Nishitetsu Dazaifu LineWebsite http://www.kyuhaku.comThe Kyushu National Museum
Kyushu National Museum
(九州国立博物館, Kyūshū
Kyūshū
Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan) opened on October 16, 2005 in Dazaifu near Fukuoka—the first new national museum in Japan
Japan
in over 100 years, and the first to elevate the focus on history over art.[1] The distinct modern impression created by the architectural facade is mirrored in the Museum's use of technological innovations which are put to good in making the museum's collections accessible to the public
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National Noh Theatre
The National Noh
Noh
Theatre (国立能楽堂) opened in Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Japan
in September 1983.[1] The auditorium seats 591 for performances of Noh
Noh
and Kyōgen, and there is also a rehearsal stage, exhibition area, lecture room, and reference library.[2] See also[edit]NohReferences[edit]^ "History". Japan
Japan
Arts Council. Retrieved 25 May 2011.  ^ "Facilities". Japan
Japan
Arts Council
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National Bunraku Theater
The National Bunraku
Bunraku
Theatre (国立文楽劇場, Kokuritsu Bunraku Gekijō) is a complex consisting of two halls and an exhibition room, located in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The complex was opened in 1984 as the fourth national theatre of the country, to become the headquarters of bunraku. The Japan
Japan
Arts Council, an Independent Administrative Institution of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, operates the National Theatre. Outline[edit] The theatre has two halls. The Large Theatre has a capacity of around 700 seats depending on stage setup, and is primarily used for performances of bunraku, as well as Buyō
Buyō
and stage plays
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Chiyoda, Tokyo
Chiyoda (千代田区, Chiyoda-ku) is a special ward located in central Tokyo, Japan. In English, it is called Chiyoda City.[1] Chiyoda consists of the Imperial Palace and a surrounding radius of about a kilometer. As of May 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 54,462, and a population density of 4,670 people per km², making it by far the least populated of the special wards. The total area is 11.66 km², of which the Imperial Palace, Hibiya Park, National Museum of Modern Art, and Yasukuni Shrine
Yasukuni Shrine
take up approximately 2.6 km², or 22% of the total area. Often called the "political center" of the country,[2] Chiyoda, literally meaning "field of a thousand generations", inherited the name from the Chiyoda Castle (the other name for Edo Castle, today's Imperial Palace)
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Hidemi Kon
Hidemi Kon
Hidemi Kon
(今 日出海, Kon Hidemi, 6 November 1903 – 30 July 1984) was a literary critic and essayist active in Japan during the Shōwa period.Contents1 Early life 2 Literary career 3 See also 4 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Born in Hakodate, Hokkaidō, Kon Hidemi was the younger brother of writer, politician and Buddhist priest Kon Tōkō. His father was a captain of a steamer operated by Nippon Yusen, and the family relocated to Kobe
Kobe
from 1911. Kon moved to Tokyo in 1918, and was accepted into the French Literature
French Literature
Department of Tokyo Imperial University
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Isao Suzuki
Hisao Oma "Isao" Suzuki (鈴木 勲, Suzuki Isao, born January 2, 1933 in Tokyo) is a Japanese jazz double-bassist. Suzuki learned to play bass on United States military
United States military
bases, and played early in his career with Shotaru Mariyasu, Hidehiko Matsumoto, and Sadao Watanabe. He led his own ensemble in Tokyo
Tokyo
from 1965-1969, also playing with Hampton Hawes in 1968. He moved to New York City from 1969 to 1971, playing with Ron Carter, Paul Desmond, Ella Fitzgerald, Jim Hall, Wynton Kelly, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and Bobby Timmons. Returning to Japan, he played with Kenny Burrell and Mal Waldron
Mal Waldron
in addition to his own ensembles. Later in the 1970s he began expanding his instrumental repertoire, playing cello and piccolo bass
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Shumon Miura
Shumon Miura
Shumon Miura
(三浦 朱門, Miura Shumon, 12 January 1926 – 3 February 2017) was a Japanese novelist. He attended the University of Tokyo, and upon graduation joined the staff of the literary magazine Shin-Shicho (新思潮: "New Thought") in 1950. The next year, Miura published his first book.[1] He then married fellow Third Generation writer Ayako Sono
Ayako Sono
in 1953, with whom he wrote many books about Catholicism
Catholicism
and religion. Miura began teaching at Nihon University
Nihon University
in 1967, the same year he was awarded the Shinchosha Prize. From 1985 to 1986, he was commissioner of the Cultural Affairs Agency. In 1999, the Japanese government designated Miura a Person of Cultural Merit.[2] In 2004, Miura was appointed to lead the Japan Art Academy
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Shigeru Yoshida
Shigeru Yoshida
Shigeru Yoshida
(吉田 茂, Yoshida Shigeru), KCVO (22 September 1878 – 20 October 1967) was a Japanese diplomat and politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan
Prime Minister of Japan
from 1946 to 1947 and from 1948 to 1954, becoming one of the longest serving PMs in Japanese history as the second-longest serving Prime Minister of Post-occupation Japan.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Diplomatic career 3 During World War II 4 Prime Ministership 5 Later years 6 Personal life 7 Honours 8 Selected works 9 Notes 10 References10.1 Further reading11 External linksEarly life and education[edit]Yoshida as a childYoshida was born in Yokosuka
Yokosuka
in 1878. His father, Takeuchi Tsuna, was an entrepreneur and political activist who would later serve in the first National Diet
National Diet
in 1890. Yoshida was the fifth of his fourteen children
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Lists Of National Treasures Of Japan
The following articles list National Treasures of Japan: Buildings and structures[edit]List of National Treasures of Japan
National Treasures of Japan
(castles), for structures that are part of a castle List of National Treasures of Japan
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Tokyo National Museum
The Tokyo
Tokyo
National Museum
Museum
(東京国立博物館, Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan), or TNM, established in 1872, is the oldest Japanese national museum,[2] the largest art museum in Japan
Japan
and one of the largest art museums in the world. The museum collects, houses, and preserves a comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects of Asia, focusing on Japan. The museum holds over 110,000 objects, which includes 87 Japanese National Treasure holdings and 610 Important Cultural Property holdings (as of July 2005). The museum also conducts research and organizes educational events related to its collection. The museum is located inside Ueno Park
Ueno Park
in Taitō, Tokyo
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List Of National Treasures Of Japan (writings
A treasure is a concentration of riches. Treasure
Treasure
may also refer to:Contents1 Literature 2 Music2.1 Albums 2.2 Songs3 Television and film 4 Other uses 5 See alsoLiterature[edit] Treasure
Treasure
(Clive Cussler novel), a 1988 novel by Clive Cussler Treasure
Treasure
(magazine), a British periodical for children Treasure: In Search of the Golden Horse, a 1984 puzzle/contest book by Dr
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