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Monday, September 03, 2007

Nasca Wonder of the World - The Museum of Kyoto


Nazca Museum of KyotoHoused in a Meiji Period red brick pile on Sanjo Dori in downtown Kyoto, The Museum of Kyoto used to be a bit of a yawn. It has a large scale map of the city of Kyoto; otherwise, it was the kind of place to take the kids on a rainy Sunday--once.

In the last couple of years, though, the rotating exhibit schedule has featured some wonderful art and artifacts.

In the modern wing, which is located directly behind the main brick hall, the current exhibit is drawing in crowds. The Nasca Wonder of the World exhibition displays artifacts from the civilization that thrived from the pre-Christian period until about 700 A.D. in what is now Peru. The area and civilization are best known for the line drawings and designs that were "sketched" in the desert.

The exhibit itself has brought over colorful pots, tools, textiles, and real mummies.

Nasca Wonder of the World - The Museum of Kyoto
Sanjo-Takakura, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8183 Tel: 075 222 0888
August 4 - September 24 (Mondays and holidays closed), 10 am - 6 pm
1,300 yen for adults

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