The Great Tsunami of March 11, 2011 and the Restoration of Cultural Properties
Honkan Room T2 & T4 ：January 14, 2015 (Wed) - March 15, 2015 (Sun)
On March 11, 2011 the tsunami following the Great East Japan Earthquake dealt severe damage to cultural properties that had supported the culture of the Tohoku area in northeastern Japan. After this disaster, the Tokyo National Museum cooperated with institutions including the Rikuzentakata City Museum and the Iwate Prefectural Museum to restore these damaged cultural properties. This exhibition will share with visitors the results of four years of effort and inform them of this restoration project’s current status.
Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan
Seated Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru), Heian period, 9th century, National Treasure, Shojoji, Fukushima
Honkan Room T5 ：January 14, 2015 (Wed) - April 5, 2015 (Sun)
The northeastern area of Japan, called the Michinoku region, is home to many attractive Buddhist statues. Their faces are filled with a powerful yet gentle human kindness, rather than expressions of enlightened, transcendent beings. This exhibition features representative examples of Buddhist sculpture from Northern Japan.
Indian Buddhist Art from Indian Museum, Kolkata
Hyokeikan ：March 17, 2015 (Tue) - May 17, 2015 (Sun)
The oldest general museum in Asia, the Indian Museum in Kolkata, founded in 1814, is providing some 80 precious works of Indian Buddhist art for display in Japan. These treasures will lead you through the history of Buddhist art in India, where Buddhism was born.
Masterpieces of Kosan-ji.Temple: the complete scrolls of Choju Giga, Frolicking Animals
Scrolls of Choju Giga, Frolicking Animals (detail), Heian Period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Kosan-ji Temple, Kyoto)
this scene on exhibit : April 28 - May 17, 2015
Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries ：April 28, 2015 (Tue) - June 7, 2015 (Sun)
Known for its depictions of personified “frolicking animals,” Choju Giga, a National Treasure, is Japan’s most famous set of illustrated scrolls. This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view Choju Giga in its entirety by bringing together all four scrolls and five fragments, some of which are preserved outside of Japan. It will also introduce cultural properties from Kosan-ji Temple in Kyoto, where Choju Giga was passed down through the ages, as well as beliefs and artworks connected with the priest Myo’e (1173–1232), who revived this temple in the Kamakura period (1192–1333).
Cleopatra and the Queens of Egypt
Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries ：July 11, 2015 (Sat) - September 23, 2015 (Wed)
This exhibition takes the queens of ancient Egypt, the most famous of whom is Cleopatra, as its theme. These queens not only supported reigning pharaohs as mothers, wives, and daughters, but also played significant roles in politics and religion. Their magnificence will be conveyed though masterpieces of ancient Egypt from a number of renowned museums around the world.