Korekawa Archaeological Institution: (Korekawa Jomon Kan)

The jewel of Jomon heritage: The national treasure of the Gassyo Dogu clay figurines with clasped hands

The national treasure of the Gassyo Dogu are clay figurines dating back to the late Jomon period (about 3,500 years ago) excavated at the Kazahari site. The finished clay figurines with clasped hands in a sitting position are designated as Japan's only national treasure and are on display here at the Korekawa Archaeological Institution.

A jewel of Jomon heritage, a number of these important cultural properties are displayed in a row, and those who know the great academic value of these figurines will covet this exhibit. Simply looking at the figurines is fun as there are ones with alien-like faces, ones with humorous faces, and ones with various other expressions.

The exterior of the building has a stylish design inspired by the pit dwellings from the Jomon period and black and red lacquer. Inside, you'll also find space where you can relax, such as a cafe corner, the museum shop, and a reading corner. The shop also sells ningyo-yaki buns which resemble Gassyo Dogu. They make for the perfect souvenir.

General Information

Adults: 130 yen (130 yen for groups)
University/high school students: 150 yen (80 yen for groups)
Junior high school/elementary school students: 50 yen (30 yen for groups)
*Special exhibitions require a separate admission fee.
Opening Times
09:00 to 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Mondays (except for the first Mondays, National/Substitute holidays)
The following day after a National/Substitute holiday (except for Saturday, Sunday, National Holiday on the above day, in which case the Institution is open)
Year-end and New Year holiday (27 December to 4 January )
● About 10 minutes from Hachinohe Interchange on the Hachinohe Expressway
● About 15 minutes by taxi from JR Hachinohe Station
Car Park
● Regular vehicles: Approx. 90 spaces
● Large vehicles: 6 spaces
● Wheelchair spaces: 3 spaces
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