From the late sixth century to the twelfth century, the ancient city of Dazaifu functioned not only as a regional government center within Kyushu, but also as Japan’s window of trade with continental Asia. Beneath the facade of prosperity, however, lay a society plagued by political unrest and infectious diseases. In the face of this societal unrest, the locals turned to worship of gods and the Buddha as they prayed for a peaceful life. In this exhibition, you can take a closer look at some of these artifacts from the seventh to eighth century, ranging from rituals dating back to the Kofun period, as well as Buddhism, which had only then just become a national religion.
土馬 奈良時代・8世紀 左：九州国立博物館 右：九州歴史資料館
国宝 梵鐘 飛鳥時代・7世紀 観世音寺
• 6/2 (Tue.) ~ 8/30 (Sun.)
• 9:30~17:00 (Last entry: 16:30)
• Closed: Mon. (If Mon. is a hol., the next day will be open, but 8/11 (Tue.) will be open.)
• Adult ¥700, College Student ¥350, Free for under HS, 70 y.o. and older.
• Kyushu National Museum
• 4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu, Fukuoka
人面墨書土器 奈良時代・8世紀 大野城市教育委員会
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