Special Exhibition

Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand—Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha

This exhibition gathers a choice selection of Buddhist art, together with treasures that are rarely exhibited outside the country, to introduce the role of Buddhism in the development of cultures in Thailand.

Special Exhibition

The Living Treasures of France

Modeled on the Japanese certification of “Living National Treasure,” the French equivalent, called "Maitre d' Art" or “Master of Art,” was established in 1994 by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the ministry in charge of cultural and artistic affairs. This is the first exhibition of its kind in the world introducing one artist from each of the fifteen fields, including ceramics, glass, leather, tortoiseshell, feather, umbrellas, fans, and wallpaper.

Special Exhibition

Unkei - The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture

Unkei(?-1223) is the best known Buddhist sculptor in Japan. For this special exhibition, his masterpieces have been brought together from across Japan, including those works from Kohfukuji temple in Nara, with which he had close relations.

Regular Exhibition

MYSTICAL ASIA at the Tokyo National Museum

Come and see mysterious objects from across Asia that were attributed with magical powers such as bringing good fortune and warding off evil spirits.

Family Gallery

Diving into Screen Paintings: A New Way to Experience Japanese Art

We will hold the family-oriented program to coincide with summer vacation. This program will allow visitors to experience Japanese screen paintings through installations featuring video imagery and high-resolution reproductions of two famous masterpieces.

Special Exhibition

Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand—Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha

Special Exhibition

The Living Treasures of France

Special Exhibition

Unkei - The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture

Regular Exhibition

MYSTICAL ASIA at the Tokyo National Museum

Family Gallery

Diving into Screen Paintings: A New Way to Experience Japanese Art

Special Exhibition
Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand—Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha

Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand—Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha

Heiseikan July 4, 2017 (Tue)-August 27, 2017 (Sun)

This exhibition gathers a choice selection of Buddhist art, together with treasures that are rarely exhibited outside the country, to introduce the role of Buddhism in the development of cultures in Thailand.

Special Exhibition
The Living Treasures of France

UpcomingThe Living Treasures of France

Hyokeikan September 12, 2017 (Tue)-November 26, 2017 (Sun)

Modeled on the Japanese certification of “Living National Treasure,” the French equivalent, called "Maitre d' Art" or “Master of Art,” was established in 1994 by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the ministry in charge of cultural and artistic affairs. This is the first exhibition of its kind in the world introducing one artist from each of the fifteen fields, including ceramics, glass, leather, tortoiseshell, feather, umbrellas, fans, and wallpaper.

Special Exhibition
Unkei - The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture

UpcomingUnkei - The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture

Heiseikan September 26, 2017 (Tue)-November 26, 2017 (Sun)

Unkei(?-1223) is the best known Buddhist sculptor in Japan. For this special exhibition, his masterpieces have been brought together from across Japan, including those works from Kohfukuji temple in Nara, with which he had close relations.

Regular Exhibition
MYSTICAL ASIA at the Tokyo National Museum

UpcomingMYSTICAL ASIA at the Tokyo National Museum

September 5, 2017 (Tue)-October 15, 2017 (Sun)

Come and see mysterious objects from across Asia that were attributed with magical powers such as bringing good fortune and warding off evil spirits.

Family Gallery
Family Gallery
Diving into Screen Paintings: A New Way to Experience Japanese Art

Diving into Screen Paintings: A New Way to Experience Japanese Art

Room T5&T4, Honkan July 4, 2017 (Tue)-September 3, 2017 (Sun)

We will hold the family-oriented program to coincide with summer vacation. This program will allow visitors to experience Japanese screen paintings through installations featuring video imagery and high-resolution reproductions of two famous masterpieces.

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The Top 10 Dazzling Golden Buddhist Arts

From the Special Exhibition "Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha" (Tuesday, July 4 - Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the Heiseikan), we've picked some dazzling golden Buddhist arts. Which Buddhist art do you want to see?

 

LIst of entries

1.  Seated Buddha, Sukhothai, 15th century (Sawan Woranayok National Museum, Gift of Phra Sawan Woranayok)
2.  Seated Buddha with Inscription (Luang Pho Nak), Lanna Thai, dated 1476 (National Museum, Bangkok)
3.  Miniature Elephant, Ayutthaya, Early 15th century (Chao Sam Phraya National Museum)
4.  Cula Moungkut (Royal Headdress), Ayutthaya, Early 15th century (Chao Sam Phraya National Museum)
5.  Miniature Stupa, Ayutthaya, Early 15th century (Chao Sam Phraya National Museum)
6.  Main Door Panel of Wat Suthat Thep Wararam, by Rama II, Ratanakosin, 19th century (National Museum, Bangkok)
7.  Buddhist Sutra Cabinet, Biographies of the Buddha design in gold leaf Ratanakosin, 19th century (National Gallery, Bangkok)
8.  Howdah, Ratanakosin, 18th–19th century (National Museum, Bangkok)
9.  Japanese Style Sword with Embossed Gold Mounting, Ratanakosin, 19th century (National Museum, Bangkok)
10.  Reclining Buddha (Nirvana), Ratanakosin, 19th century (Sanne-ji temple, Kanagawa)

 

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6. <i>Main Door Panel of Wat Suthat Thep Wararam, by Rama II</i>
10. <i>Reclining Buddha (Nirvana)</i>
3. <i>Miniature Elephant</i>
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