Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan
Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries ：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. This will be the largest exhibition of its kind since Arts of the Tea Ceremony, which was held at Tokyo National Museum in 1980. 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.”
Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand
Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha
Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries ：July 4, 2017 (Tue) - August 27, 2017 (Sun)
Commemorating the 130th year of diplomatic ties between Japan and Thailand, the two countries collaborated with concerted efforts on this exhibition. Throughout the long history of Thailand, Buddhism was in closely tied with the people’s daily lives. A diverse Buddhist culture flourished, and extravagant works of fine and applied arts were produced. 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.