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.

Event

New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

2018 is the Year of the Dog. To celebrate the New Year, we will hold a thematic exhibition featuring works of art with dog motifs, display selected masterpieces, as well as kimonos with auspicious patterns, and more. Let’s have a wonderful start to the New Year at the Tokyo National Museum!

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.

Special Exhibition

Treasures from Ninnaji Temple and Omuro

Special Exhibition

Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia

Event

New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

Thematic Exhibition

The History of Appreciating Swords in Japan

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

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

UpcomingRoads 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.

Event
Event
New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

January 2, 2018 (Tue)-January 28, 2018 (Sun)

2018 is the Year of the Dog. To celebrate the New Year, we will hold a thematic exhibition featuring works of art with dog motifs, display selected masterpieces, as well as kimonos with auspicious patterns, and more. Let’s have a wonderful start to the New Year at the Tokyo National Museum!

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.

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The Top 12 Dogs at the Tokyo National Museum

2018 is the Year of the Dog. With this year’s Chinese zodiac sign as our theme, we are holding the thematic exhibition, “Celebrating the New Year with Dogs in History and Art” (January 2 - 28, 2018). The following are 12 items selected from the exhibition, and now we are holding a vote to see which is the most popular! Which dog(s) would you like to have as your companion(s) for this year?

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*All works are in the Tokyo National Museum Collection.
 

<i>Morning Glories and Puppies</i>, By Maruyama Okyo, Edo period, dated 1784
<i>Dog, Green glaze</i>, Eastern Han dynasty, 2nd–3rd century (Gift of Mr. Takeyoshi Michikazu)
<i>Puppies with Horsetails</i>, By Takeuchi Seiho, Meiji era, 19th century
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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.