Great Fake Exposition: Cultural History of Fakes and Imitation

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When: 10/03/15 - 06/05/15: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Where: The National Museum of Japanese History, 117 Jonai-cho

Ah, “Fakes”—we’ve all experienced the thrill of perusing counterfeit swag while on holiday and perhaps picked up a dodgy “bargain” or two, only to have it disintegrate on arrival back home. This fascinating idea for an exhibition examines the role fakes have played throughout history. Explore the relationship between the real and the genuine, and see for yourself how some fakes surpass the genuine article in terms of quality and cultural significance, from the creation of mermaids to sell to the gullible, fake fossils confounding science, fake money, and more.

Great Fake Exposition: Cultural History of Fakes and Imitation

More information: http://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/english/exhibitions/project/index.html

How much: Adults ¥830, High school and University students ¥450, Junior high and younger free

Photo: John Burns @flickr

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