April 23, 2021

In Response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency

The Musashino Art University Museum will be closed to the public from April 25, due to the COVID-19 state of emergency. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will reduce our opening hours and restrict access to the MAU students and staffs.
For further details, please refer to the In Response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency in Japanese.



Exhibitions & Events

August 09, 2019(Fri)〜September 21, 2019(Sat)

Form in Traditional Life Series 20

Hand as Form, Hand as Power

Museum Past

Since the birth of humankind, the hand has developed a wide variety of roles. Its fundamental importance remains unchanged. A research team led by Musashino Art University Humanities and Sciences/Museum Careers Professor Yoshiharu Kamino has for eight years been studying hand- and foot-shaped votive offerings at the Mikata Ishi Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) in the Wakasa region of Fukui Prefecture. While introducing the fascinating forms of these offerings, this research also compels us to rethink the role of the hand as a tool sustaining human lives.

August 09, 2019(Fri)-September 21, 2019(Sat)
10:00-18:00(Saturday and special opening day 10:00am – 5:00pm)

Sundays, national holidays




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