Exhibition at Kagoshima Museum of the Environment: Conveying a ‘Nature Positive’ Kagoshima

PUBLISHED May 29, 2023

Making jewelry with pieces of Satsuma Kiriko glass

Environmental Month Exhibition “Meccha! Nature Positive Land Kagoshima” will be held at the Kagoshima Museum of the Environment from June 1.

This year’s exhibition is the 15th edition. Since June 5 is Environment Day, June is designated as Environment Month, and exhibitions and workshops with different themes and program content are held each year.

The title “Nature Positive” is a keyword for biodiversity, indicating “halting the loss of biodiversity and putting it on the track to recovery.” During the event, the term and the “30 by 30” objective, which aims to effectively conserve at least 30% of the land and sea as healthy ecosystems by 2030, will be explained. The exhibition will showcase the rich nature of Kagoshima and the varied benefits to humans provided by the natural environment (ecosystem services).

The museum will also hold daily activities, such as Building Block Games, Kagoshima Bingo, and Mini Parasol Making out of flyers. On Saturdays and Sundays, programs will include making mini lanterns, painting with “Sakurajima-iro” paints and bamboo charcoal, and making bamboo pokkuri sandals. Programs that require advance registration include Jewelry Making with Satsuma Kiriko Glass with the support of Shimadzu Limited, and Making Potato Mochi and Potato Galette using organic ingredients produced in the prefecture in collaboration with Sonoyama Farm. Some programs require a fee, and registration deadlines vary depending on the program.

Kenjiro Seki, chief of the project section, hopes the exhibition will help visitors rediscover Kagoshima, a prefecture blessed with a rich environment, and promote the concept of “Nature Positive.”

The exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Admission is free (some programs require a fee). Details of each program are announced on the website.