Special Exhibition

Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan

This major exhibition will focus on how the arts of the tea ceremony evolved from the Muromachi period to modernity. We hope that visitors, by witnessing masterpieces of the tea ceremony from various historical periods, and attuning themselves to the sensibilities of the people who used them, will be able to experience the “Essence of Japan.”

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.

Thematic Exhibition

2017 Newly Designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties

This exhibition contains 46 items, which were newly designated as National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties in 2017. We hope you enjoy the rare opportunity to see these important items.

Family Gallery

So Many Roosters and Birds in One Place!

This thematic exhibition on the pheasant family of birds is organized jointly by three institutions in Ueno Park: Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Nature and Science, and the Ueno Zoological Gardens. We invite you to experience some unusual “bird watching” in our gallery.

Event

Springtime opening of the Museum Garden

The Museum Garden behind the Honkan main building is open during the spring. We invite you to enjoy strolling among the five teahouses, each with their own history, as well as the cherry blossoms, which about 10 varieties bloom from one to another. The flourishing garden is most beautiful at this time of the year.

Special Exhibition

Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan

Special Exhibition

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

Thematic Exhibition

2017 Newly Designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties

Family Gallery

So Many Roosters and Birds in One Place!

Event

Springtime opening of the Museum Garden

Special Exhibition
Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan

Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan

Heiseikan April 11, 2017 (Tue)-June 4, 2017 (Sun)

This major exhibition will focus on how the arts of the tea ceremony evolved from the Muromachi period to modernity. We hope that visitors, by witnessing masterpieces of the tea ceremony from various historical periods, and attuning themselves to the sensibilities of the people who used them, will be able to experience the “Essence of Japan.”

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

UpcomingCelebrating 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.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
2017 Newly Designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties

2017 Newly Designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties

Honkan Room 8, 11 April 18, 2017 (Tue)-May 7, 2017 (Sun)

This exhibition contains 46 items, which were newly designated as National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties in 2017. We hope you enjoy the rare opportunity to see these important items.

Family Gallery
Family Gallery
So Many Roosters and Birds in One Place!

UpcomingSo Many Roosters and Birds in One Place!

Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room April 25, 2017 (Tue)-June 4, 2017 (Sun)

This thematic exhibition on the pheasant family of birds is organized jointly by three institutions in Ueno Park: Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Nature and Science, and the Ueno Zoological Gardens. We invite you to experience some unusual “bird watching” in our gallery.

Event
Event
Springtime opening of the Museum Garden

Springtime opening of the Museum Garden

March 14, 2017 (Tue)-May 7, 2017 (Sun)

The Museum Garden behind the Honkan main building is open during the spring. We invite you to enjoy strolling among the five teahouses, each with their own history, as well as the cherry blossoms, which about 10 varieties bloom from one to another. The flourishing garden is most beautiful at this time of the year.

Open until 17:00
Open until 18:00
Open until 21:00
Special Hours
Closed

Star Pieces of Tea Bowls from the TNM Collection

Here we introduce the finest from the collections of tea bowls in the Tokyo National Museum, which are currently on view in the ongoing special exhibition Chanoyu: Arts of the Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan (April 11–June 4, 2017, Heiseikan Special Exhibition Gallery), as well as in the regular exhibitions...

<i>Bowl, Black glaze with "oil spots"</i>, <br />Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke) [Toyokan Room 5]
<i>Bowl, Known as "Bakohan"; celadon glaze</i>, <br />Longquan ware, China, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Mitsui Takahiro) [Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries]
<i>Tea Bowl, Black glaze, Haikatsugi Type</i>, <br />Southern Song‐Yuan Dynasty, 13th‐14th century, China (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige [Honkan Room 4]
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TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM

Address

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
* ( ) indicate prices for those in groups of 20 or more.