Sendai's reputation as a former castle town is well known. But it might surprise some students at Kawauchi campus to know how much of that history still exists under their feet.
Archaeological artefacts from the Edo period were first unearthed from Kawauchi's north campus in 2004 during excavation surveys for the construction of the Tozai Subway Line.
Since then, excavation projects carried out intermittently between 2011 and 2015, have found a treasure trove of historical pieces, including wells, ceramic kitchenware and wooden utensils and tools. Kawauchi campus was once part of Sendai castle's outer fortress and it's believed most of these artefacts are from the homes of the samurai that served the Date clan.
This exhibition at the university's Main Library, introduces some results of the excavation projects, and offers a glimpse of what Sendai - and in particular, Kawauchi - was like in the Edo period.
Date: December 1, 2021 - January 30, 2022
Time: 9am - 8pm (weekdays) / 1 - 8pm (weekends and public holidays)
Venue: Tohoku University Library (Entrance Exhibition Corner)
Admission is free
Contact:Tohoku University Archaeological Research Office
Tel: +81 22-217-4995