Special Exhibition

Treasures from Ninnaji Temple and Omuro

This exhibition features treasures of Ninnaji, together with Buddhist sculptures and other precious artifacts preserved at temples of the Omuro branch.Today, the temple is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.”

Special Exhibition

Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia

Since ancient times the Arabian Peninsula has been intersected by trade routes, acting as a crossroads of diverse peoples and civilizations. This exhibition will for the very first time in Japan display treasures from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that reveal a dynamic history and culture. We invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the immensely rich and fascinating history of the Arabian Peninsula.

Special Exhibition

Echoes of a Masterpiece: The Lineage of Beauty in Japanese Art

Bringing together approximately 120 of these artworks, including National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties from a wide breadth of regions and historical periods, this exhibition will uncover the stories surrounding their creation, explore the shared aesthetic sense they reflect, and study the influence they exerted on one another.

Thematic Exhibition

The History of Appreciating Swords in Japan

Swords have been appreciated in Japan from 600 years ago. This thematic exhibition aims to experience the aspects of sword appreciation that has been accumulated over time, by looking at actual blades.

Wu Changshuo and His Time: Commemorating 90 years after his death

This exhibition, on the 90th year after his death, features his alluring works and commemorates his accomplishments. This also marks the 15th joint exhibition with the Taito City Calligraphy Museum.

Thematic Exhibition

Haniwa from Wakayama Prefecture: The Iwase Senzuka Tumuli and the Culture of the Kii Region

Around the estuary of the Kinokawa river in Wakayama city lie the Iwase Senzuka tumuli, which were constructed between the 4th and 7th centuries. Containing about 850 separate tumuli within three square kilometers – an unparalleled number in Japan – this area received the national designation of Special Historic Site.

Special Exhibition

Treasures from Ninnaji Temple and Omuro

Special Exhibition

Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia

Special Exhibition

Echoes of a Masterpiece: The Lineage of Beauty in Japanese Art

Thematic Exhibition

The History of Appreciating Swords in Japan

Wu Changshuo and His Time: Commemorating 90 years after his death

Thematic Exhibition

Haniwa from Wakayama Prefecture: The Iwase Senzuka Tumuli and the Culture of the Kii Region

Special Exhibition
Treasures from Ninnaji Temple and Omuro

Treasures from Ninnaji Temple and Omuro

Heiseikan January 16, 2018 (Tue)-March 11, 2018 (Sun)

This exhibition features treasures of Ninnaji, together with Buddhist sculptures and other precious artifacts preserved at temples of the Omuro branch.Today, the temple is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.”

Special Exhibition
Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia

Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia

Hyokeikan January 23, 2018 (Tue)-March 18, 2018 (Sun)

Since ancient times the Arabian Peninsula has been intersected by trade routes, acting as a crossroads of diverse peoples and civilizations. This exhibition will for the very first time in Japan display treasures from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that reveal a dynamic history and culture. We invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the immensely rich and fascinating history of the Arabian Peninsula.

Special Exhibition
Echoes of a Masterpiece: The Lineage of Beauty in Japanese Art

UpcomingEchoes of a Masterpiece: The Lineage of Beauty in Japanese Art

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries April 13, 2018 (Fri)-May 27, 2018 (Sun)

Bringing together approximately 120 of these artworks, including National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties from a wide breadth of regions and historical periods, this exhibition will uncover the stories surrounding their creation, explore the shared aesthetic sense they reflect, and study the influence they exerted on one another.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
The History of Appreciating Swords in Japan

The History of Appreciating Swords in Japan

Honkan Room 14 December 5, 2017 (Tue)-February 25, 2018 (Sun)

Swords have been appreciated in Japan from 600 years ago. This thematic exhibition aims to experience the aspects of sword appreciation that has been accumulated over time, by looking at actual blades.

Wu Changshuo and His Time: Commemorating 90 years after his death

Wu Changshuo and His Time: Commemorating 90 years after his death

January 2, 2018 (Tue)-March 4, 2018 (Sun)

This exhibition, on the 90th year after his death, features his alluring works and commemorates his accomplishments. This also marks the 15th joint exhibition with the Taito City Calligraphy Museum.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Haniwa from Wakayama Prefecture: The Iwase Senzuka Tumuli and the Culture of the Kii Region

Haniwa from Wakayama Prefecture: The Iwase Senzuka Tumuli and the Culture of the Kii Region

Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery January 2, 2018 (Tue)-March 4, 2018 (Sun)

Around the estuary of the Kinokawa river in Wakayama city lie the Iwase Senzuka tumuli, which were constructed between the 4th and 7th centuries. Containing about 850 separate tumuli within three square kilometers – an unparalleled number in Japan – this area received the national designation of Special Historic Site.

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Calligraphy? Painting? Or Seal? What is your favorite work of Wu Changshuo?

To coincide with the thematic exhibition, “Wu Changshuo and His Time: Commemorating 90 years after his death” (Toyokan Room 8; January 2, 2018 (Tue)March 4, 2018 (Sun)), we are holding a popularity vote about the works on display.

Thematic Exhibition: Wu Changshuo and His Time: Commemorating 90 years after his death

 

List of Entries

1.  Transcription of Shiguwen, By Wu Changshuo, Qing dynasty, dated 1900 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
2.  Seven-character Quatrain in Running Script, By Wu Changshuo, Republic period, dated 1920 (Private collection)
3.  Transcription of Shiguwen, By Wu Changshuo, Republic period, dated 1925 (Gift of Mr. Hayashi Munetake)
4.  Two Large Characters in Running Script, By Wu Changshuo, Republic period, dated 1926 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Taiji)
5.  Poem in Running Script, By Wu Changshuo, Republic period, dated 1927 (Private collection)
6.  Peonies, By Wu Changshuo, Qing dynasty, dated 1895 (Gift of Mr. Aoyama San'u)
7.  Grapes, By Wu Changshuo, Qing dynasty, dated 1902 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
8.  Landscapes, By Wu Changshuo, Republic period, dated 1914 (Lent by Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts)
9.  Plum Blossoms, By Wu Changshuo, Republic period, dated 1925 (Gift of Mr. Aoyama San'u)
10.  Raspberry, By Wu Changshuo, Qing dynasty–Republic period, 19th–20th century (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
11.  Chinese Modern Seal Album, By Wu Changshuo, Qing dynasty, dated 1876 (Gift of Mr. Kobayashi Toan)
12.  Square Seal in Relief Carving, By Wu Changshuo, Qing dynasty, dated 1899 (Private collection)

 

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No.7 <i>Grapes</i>
No.11 <i>Chinese Modern Seal Album</i>
No.8 <i>Landscapes</i>
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