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.

Special Exhibition

JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan

Under the theme of “Jomon Beauty,” this exhibition presents outstanding works of art created in diverse regions of the Japanese archipelago from the beginning to the end of the Jomon period, shedding light on the techniques with which these works were created and the spirit imbued in them. Visitors are invited to witness this magnificent “surge of beauty,” which lasted approximately 10,000 years.

Thematic Exhibition

Tea Bowls of Japan: Raku Ware and Other Wares from Mino, Kyoto, Karatsu, and Takatori

This exhibition features Japanese-style tea bowls for use in the tea ceremony. Visitors are invited to appreciate the charm of Japanese-style tea bowls from some of the most prominent kilns that added uniqueness to the tea ceremony.

Thematic Exhibition

The Beauty of Hiragana Calligraphy: Koya-gire Segments

Segments of calligraphy known as the “Koya gire” constitute the oldest extant transcriptions of the Kokin waka shu poetry anthology. These segments are considered masterpieces of calligraphy, the elegance of which is unrivaled in the history of Japan, and they are the models on which today’s hiragana characters are based.

Mori Ogai's Autograph Manuscripts: Commemoring the 100th Anniversary of His Inauguration as the General Director of the Tokyo Imperial Household Museum

Mori Rintaro (Ogai) was one of the leading writers of modern Japan, and also worked as a doctor of medicine and held an important positon in the army. His last official position was, however, the General Director of the Tokyo Imperial Household Museum, the forerunner of the Tokyo National Museum (TNM). This exhibition shows a large number of such materials and reveals Ogai’s approach to his work.

Special Exhibition

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

Special Exhibition

JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan

Thematic Exhibition

Tea Bowls of Japan: Raku Ware and Other Wares from Mino, Kyoto, Karatsu, and Takatori

Thematic Exhibition

The Beauty of Hiragana Calligraphy: Koya-gire Segments

Mori Ogai's Autograph Manuscripts: Commemoring the 100th Anniversary of His Inauguration as the General Director of the Tokyo Imperial Household Museum

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

Echoes 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.

Special Exhibition
JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan

UpcomingJOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries July 3, 2018 (Tue)-September 2, 2018 (Sun)

Under the theme of “Jomon Beauty,” this exhibition presents outstanding works of art created in diverse regions of the Japanese archipelago from the beginning to the end of the Jomon period, shedding light on the techniques with which these works were created and the spirit imbued in them. Visitors are invited to witness this magnificent “surge of beauty,” which lasted approximately 10,000 years.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Tea Bowls of Japan: Raku Ware and Other Wares from Mino, Kyoto, Karatsu, and Takatori

Tea Bowls of Japan: Raku Ware and Other Wares from Mino, Kyoto, Karatsu, and Takatori

Honkan Room 14 April 24, 2018 (Tue)-June 24, 2018 (Sun)

This exhibition features Japanese-style tea bowls for use in the tea ceremony. Visitors are invited to appreciate the charm of Japanese-style tea bowls from some of the most prominent kilns that added uniqueness to the tea ceremony.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
The Beauty of Hiragana Calligraphy: Koya-gire Segments

The Beauty of Hiragana Calligraphy: Koya-gire Segments

Honkan Room 14 May 8, 2018 (Tue)-July 1, 2018 (Sun)

Segments of calligraphy known as the “Koya gire” constitute the oldest extant transcriptions of the Kokin waka shu poetry anthology. These segments are considered masterpieces of calligraphy, the elegance of which is unrivaled in the history of Japan, and they are the models on which today’s hiragana characters are based.

Mori Ogai's Autograph Manuscripts: Commemoring the 100th Anniversary of His Inauguration as the General Director of the Tokyo Imperial Household Museum

Mori Ogai's Autograph Manuscripts: Commemoring the 100th Anniversary of His Inauguration as the General Director of the Tokyo Imperial Household Museum

May 15, 2018 (Tue)-July 8, 2018 (Sun)

Mori Rintaro (Ogai) was one of the leading writers of modern Japan, and also worked as a doctor of medicine and held an important positon in the army. His last official position was, however, the General Director of the Tokyo Imperial Household Museum, the forerunner of the Tokyo National Museum (TNM). This exhibition shows a large number of such materials and reveals Ogai’s approach to his work.

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TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM

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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712, Japan
15 minutes from Ueno Station
TEL.81-(3)-5777-8600

Admissions

Adults: 620 (520) yen,University Students: 410 (310) yen
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