Welcome to Kyuhaku at Home!
Kyuhaku, short for Kyushu National Museum, is home to the Women’s Archaeology Club, and
Ajippa, an interactive exhibition gallery.
Kyuhaku at Home is a video series by these groups that aims to bring fun activities from
the museum to your home!
English, Chinese, and Korean subtitles are available for these videos. Please click on the gear icon on the bottom-right corner for closed captions.
Ep. 3 Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Hieroglyphs form the writing system used in Ancient Egypt. This system uses pictures to represent syllables and meanings. We’ve prepared an alphabet chart for you, so download it and try writing your own secret message in hieroglyphs!
Ep. 9 Decorative Knots
These decorative knots, found most commonly in various East Asian cultures, are thought to represent different wishes depending on the knot pattern. In this activity, Erina will teach you how to make a simple plum blossom knot, as well as a traditional lucky knot.
Ep. 10 Korean Paper (hanji) Boxes
Korean paper, or hanji, is made from the paper mulberry tree and mucilage from the hibiscus manihot plant. While many East Asian cultures made some form of mulberry paper, hanji is well known for its unmatched durability. It was used to make prints, as wallpaper, and even as decorative elements in traditional Korean crafts. Join Erina as she shows you how to make a hanji box from home!
Ep. 11 Spot the Animals at Kyuhaku!
Humans have lived with animals for a long, long time. There are lots of artefacts containing animals in Kyuhaku’s collection. We might be able to find out more about the history that humans have had with animals if we take a closer look! Let’s dive into this activity, where you’ll be able to find animals of different shapes and sizes.
Ep. 14 Stamped and Inlaid Decorations in Paper Clay
Stamped and inlaid decorations are often seen on Chinese, Korean, and Japanese ceramics. In this video, Shoko shows you how to recreate these techniques with items from the dollar store! She also invites Ms. Imai, a researcher with the museum, to show us actual artefacts featuring these techniques.