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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 27, 2017 (Mon)
March 15, 2017 (Wed)
June 23, 2016 (Thu)
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...