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Special Exhibition

The Great Terracotta Army of China's First Emperor

Pottery figure of general, Qin dynasty, 3rd century BC, Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries :October 27, 2015 (Tue) - February 21, 2016 (Sun)

About 2,200 years ago, Qin shihuang succeeded in unifying China and became its First Emperor. His legacy is preserved in a vast terracotta army, the discovery of which is considered the greatest archeological find of the 20th century, and which continues to arouse wonder and provide new knowledge. With assistance from institutions such as the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center, this exhibition brings together artifacts with connections to the First Emperor while exploring the “everlasting world” of his terracotta army and its mysteries.

Upcoming Kuroda Seiki, Master of Modern Japanese Painting: The 150th Anniversary of his Birth

Lakeside, By Kuroda Seiki, 1897 (Important Cultural Property)

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries :March 23, 2016 (Wed) - May 15, 2016 (Sun)

2016 marks the 150th anniversary of Kuroda Seiki’s birth. Widely known for his painting entitled Lakeside, Kuroda (1866–1924) contributed greatly to the modernization of the arts in Japan.
This exhibition aims to comprehensively look at Kuroda’s artistic achievements through his masterpieces.

Upcoming Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

Pendants with "Dragon Master" (C)NMA/Thierry Olliver

Hyokeikan   :April 12, 2016 (Tue) - June 19, 2016 (Sun)

Since the ancient times, Afghanistan thrived at the “crossroads of civilizations” in Central Asia. This country developed a distinctive culture of its own as a center of the Silk Road. This exhibition comprising of 231 ancient artworks from the National Museum of Afghanistan, illustrates some of the most magnificent cultures that flourished from around 2200 BC to 2nd century AD by presenting the “hidden treasures” excavated from four ancient sites in Afghanistan.
Also, at  this occasion an official arrangement between the organizers and the Afghanistan government was  made to include a part of the “Displaced Cultural Properties of Afghanistan” .