Korokan: A Look Back!

START: Sep 7, 2017 END: Oct 22, 2017

The harbor inside Hakata Bay was a key gateway to Japan on the Silk Road, and saw many diplomatic missions pass through during the Nara and Heian periods. For about 400 years, from the latter half of the seventh to the eleventh century, the Korokan was used as a reception hall to entertain key figures at the forefront of diplomacy and trade in ancient Japan. This exhibition will feature various attractions, including the remains discovered in 1987 when the outfield bleachers at the Heiwadai baseball stadium in Chuo-ku were renovated. The subsequent excavation that began the following year led to the discovery of historical materials related to the people and the goods that travelled along the route.

• 9/7 (Thu.) ~ 10/22 (Sun.)
• 9:30~17:30 (last entry: 17:00)
• Closed: Mon. (If Mon. falls on a holiday the museum will be open and closed on Tue.)
• Door/Adv: ¥1,200 / ¥1,000 (standard), ¥800 / ¥600 (college and high school students), Free (junior high school and elementary students)
• Non-Japanese: adult ¥1,000, high school and college student ¥600, junior high school and below, free. *ID required
• Fukuoka City Museum
3-1-1, Momochihama, Sawara-ku
• 092-845-5011

Korokan excavation site at Heiwadai baseball stadium, 30 years ago

Model of an envoy ship to China

Vietnamese celadon porcelain bowl with floral patterns (found at the Korokan excavation site)

Dazaifu-Korokan style concave roof tile

Published: Aug 24, 2017 / Last Updated: Aug 25, 2017