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Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

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"The Grand Izumo Exhibition"

KYOTO NATIONAL MUSEUM


By HAN ZHANG
Staff writer

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"Horse," "Sumo Wrestler" and "Chair," haniwa figures excavated from Ishiya Tumulus, Shimane Prefecture (Kofun Period, mid-5th century) MATSUE CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION, SHIMANE

The Kyoto National Museum is commemorating the 1,300th anniversary of the Kojiki, the oldest chronicle in Japan, as well as next year's grand installation ceremony of Shimane Prefecture's Izumo Taisha, one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan.

Myths from Izumo Province were recorded in the Kojiki, and this exhibition showcases artifacts from ancient Izumo shrines and other related temples. Also on show will be objects excavated from Taisha Izumo, as well as treasures belonging to the shrine and bronze artifacts that have never before been shown outside of Shimane; till Sept. 9.

Kyoto National Museum; (075) 525-2473; 527, Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto; Shichijo Station, Keihan Railway. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥1,300. Closed Mon. www.kyohaku.go.jp.

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