Exhibits

Hakata Hall
Hakata Hall
The Hakata Hall/Hakata Village is a one of a kind exhibit. This exhibit is the largest exhibit within the museum and is the largest collection of Hakata dolls anywhere in the world. Standing right now there are 517 in the room, with another 400+ to be added. 
The art of Hakata making stems back to the 17th century. A village in the northern region of South Japan is situated on a harbor. It is now known as Fukuoka. The process of making these dolls is long and difficult.  The entire process can take up to 50-200 man-hours of work, depending on the size and complexity of the doll itself. 
The exhibit hall display cases are each themed with the different variants of Hakata dolls, each with their own level of uniqueness. These are one of a kind art and cultural pieces from Japan, the Hakata Hall stands as an exhibit to be fully immersed and get lost in. 
The General
The General is a full-sized, all-jade replica of the terracotta soldiers seen in the tomb of the first Emperor of China. Generously given to the museum by a private donor in 2021, the General weighs nearly 2,000 lbs and is over 6 feet in height. 
He was commissioned by the same donor in the late 70s, who had him made out of solid jade and hand carved as an exact replica of the warriors themselves.
The terracotta warriors were first discovered on March 29, 1974, by farmers in Lintong County, China. The farmers were digging a well a short distance away from Mount Li, where Emperor Qin was and still is buried when they fell through into the tombs. The soldiers within were laid out as if to protect the tomb in the afterlife.
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Origami display and workshop.
Hands-on fun!
Our Origami display and workshop areas are located on the second floor of the museum, in our main mixed-use classroom and exhibit hall. Our origami display is all items that have been created by the museum staff, volunteers and guests throughout the museum’s history, and more are built every day.
Our workshop area is the highlight of our many k-12 education programs, providing children (and adults) with an opportunity to interact with this art form and learn a fun new skill. Hands-on origami instructions and materials are available at all times, with lessons available when our instructors are free or if scheduled in advance. Full-size classes are run for tours, school groups, and events throughout the year as well.
If you are looking to schedule anything, feel free to reach us at our email-
info@ texasasianculturesmuseum.org
Geobukseon—Korean Turtle Ship
A type of large Korean warship that was used intermittently by the Royal Korean Navy during the Joseon dynasty from the early 1400s until the 1800s.
 It was used alongside more traditional warships against invading Japanese naval ships.  The ship’s name derives from its protective, shell-like covering.  This design is often recognized as the first armored ship in the world.
One of the most successful naval commanders of all time, and a National hero in Korean history, Admiral Yi Sun-Shin, is credited with first constructing and fielding the vessel.
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