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Public Exhibitions

ILCAA occasionally holds special exhibitions for the general public, to display the Institute's collection of rare materials on the languages and cultures of Asia and Africa, and also the results of research about such materials.

Exhibition “Wisdom and Works of Tibetan Pastoralists”

  • Date/Time: 13 February 2017 (Mon.) - 11 March 2017 (Sat.) 10:00–17:00
  •    (*Closed on weekends except 18 Feb., 19 Feb. and 11 Mar.)
  • Details: Exhibition “Wisdom and Works of Tibetan Pastoralists” Agriculture and livestock farming have been practiced in Tibet since ancient times owing to the elevation and characteristics of the land. Farmers and pastoralists differ in the ways in which they earn their livelihoods, and there are also differences in their thinking and customs. In addition, repeated changes in other factors, such as religion, history, politics, and economics, have given form to a variety of different cultures. In order to understand the background of this multilayered Tibetan civilization, it is critical to have a perspective that looks at the living of the common people, whose ways of life are rooted in the land itself. This exhibition introduces the “present” state of pastoralists living with their livestock in the Amdo region of Northeast Tibet from a variety of perspectives.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • No registration is required.
  • General Inquiry: info-lingdy[at] (Please change [at] to @.)
  • Homepage: (in Japanese)
  • Jointly sponsored by Linguistic Dynamics Science 3 (LingDy3) , Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Principal Investigator: Izumi HOSHI(ILCAA) Research Project Number:15H03203) and ILCAA Joint Research Project “Assessing Micro Level Linkages between Humans, Livestock, and the Environment in Amdo, Tibet: The Outgrowth of the Compilationof an Ethnographic Dictionary of Nomadic Vocabulary”
  • Venue: 1F, ILCAA

Related Event

International symposium “Archiving Tibetan Pastoralists’ Present Time”

Screening of a Tibetan Documentary Film “A Day of Tibetan Pastoraists”

Screening of a Tibetan Documentary Film “A Day of Tibetan Pastoraists”

Past Exhibitions


Jiro Ose Photo Exibition: Places and Peoples Afar, Close to Home and Heart

5 December 2016 (Mon.) - 20 January 2017 (Fri.) (in Japanese)

Typewriters for Asian scripts

12 May 2014 (Mon.) - 20 June 2014 (Fri.) (in Japanese)

“How humans produce nature: the heterogeneous and the universal―Kyoko Nakamura Japanese painting exhibition

24 January 2015 - 7 February 2015

The Fifty Years of ILCAA and the Fields seen by its Staff

1 October 2014 - 26 December 2014

The Holy Land in Tranquility

12 May 2014 - 20 June 2014

Literature and Filmmaking in Modern Tibet / Pema Tseden Film Festival

5 December 2013 - 11 December 2013

Field-Worker and the World of the Children in Africa

19 November 2013 - 8 December 2013

Exploring the Lands of the Middle East by Overlaying Old Maps on Google Maps

25 March 2013 - 31 May 2013

Field-Worker and the World of the Children in Africa and Asia

14 November 2011- 2 March 2012

Studio Photography as a Dream Machine: Studio Photographers in Kenya 1912-2001

19 November 2010 - 23 November 2010

Studio Photography as a Dream Machine: Studio Photographers in Kenya 1912-2001

22 June 2010 - 31 July 2010

Fertile Nile Valley 1848: Prisse d’avennes’s Lithographs of the Characters, the Costumes and the Modes of Life

24 March 2010 - 28 May 2010

KOKIJITEN Exhibition: Shirakawa Shizuka and the World of East Asian Letters and Culture

7 January 2009 - 17 January 2009 (venue: Ritsumeikan University)

The fascinating World of Chinese Paleography

2 July 2007 - 10 August 2007

Splendid Afghanistan 1848: James Rattray’s Lithographs of the Costumes and the Scenery

29 October - 30 November, 1 - 14 December 2007

KOKIJITEN Exhibition: Wonder World of Kanji and East Asian Scripts

13 February 2006 - 23 March 2006, 9 April 2006 - 20 April 2006

Old Bagan: a visit to the land of numerous pagodas

21 November 2006 - 26 January 2007

Languages and Cultures of Formosan Peoples in the 1930’s: from the Ogawa-Asai Collection

21 September 2006 - 12 December 2006 (Venue: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka)

Taiwan Aboriginal Peoples and Their Languages in the 1930’s: Text, Sound and Images from the Ogawa-Asai Collection

15 April 2005 - 28 April 2005

A Voyage of Arabic Script: Lines and Dots

24 November 2004 - 22 December 2004

Athabascan revival Exhibition

16 February 2004 - 19 March 2004

Asian Script Cosmos: A Voyage of Indic Scripts

28 June 2002 - 2 August 2002

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