1947 June - 1947 August 31
Pre-War Okinawan Culture at the American Museum of Natural History portrayed life in Okinawa, Japan, prior to the Second World War. The collection was presented to The American Museum of Natural History by the Department of Cultural Affairs in the Okinawan Civilian Administration under the U.S. Naval Military Government, Ryuku Island. It was made possible through the cooperation of Dr. William A. Hanna, Lieutenant in the USNR Military Government Headquarters at Okinawa, who also contributed a part of the collection (1, p. 1).
Highlights included (1, p. 1):
*Okinawan pottery, both contemporary and over 300 years old
*A model of a typical Okinawan house
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