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The Heiseikan, built to commemorate the crown prince's wedding in 1993, serves primarily as the space for special exhibitions. For this purpose there are four special exhibition galleries on the second floor, as well as the Japanese Archaeological Gallery.


Floor Map

*Heiseikan will be closed for renewal on Wednesday, December 8, 2014 - June, 2015


1st floor: Japanese Archaeology (Four Major Works of Each Period)

  
Four Major Works of Each Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 17, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Dogu (Clay Figurine) with Goggles, From Kamegaoka, Kizukuri, Tsugaru-shi, Aomori, Jomon period, 1000 - 400 BC (Important Cultural Property)
Dotaku (Bell-Shaped Bronze), Design of Crossed Bands, Reportedly from Kagawa, Yayoi period, 2nd - 1st century BC (National Treasure)
Dancing People, Haniwa (Terracotta Tomb Figurine), From Nohara Tumulus, Miyawaki, Nohara, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama, Kofun period, 6th century
Jar, Autumn grasses design, From Minami Kase, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Keio University, Tokyo)

1st floor: Japanese Archaeology (Chronological Exhibition)

  
The Dawning of Japanese Culture Paleolithic Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 17, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Polished Stone Axes, From Kannoki Site, Shinano-machi, Nagano, Paleolithic period, 35000 BC (Lent by Nagano Prefectural Museum of History, Nagano)
Micro Coves, From Azumi, Oketo-cho, Hokkaido, Paleolithic period, 16000 BC (Private Collection)
Gravers, From Araya Site, Araya, Nishikawaguchi, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata, Paleolithic period, 16000 BC (Gift of Mr. Hoshino Ryo)
Arrowhead Shaped Stone tool, From Araya Site, Araya, Nishikawaguchi, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata, Paleolithic period, 16000 BC (Gift of Mr. Hoshino Ryo)

  
The Independence of Japanese Culture: Jomon Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 17, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Dogu, clay plates, clay objects, etc.
Including:
Dogu (Clay Figurine), From Kamikurokoma, Misaka-cho, Fuefuki-shi, Yamanashi, Jomon period, 3000 - 2000 BC (Gift of Mr. Miyamoto Naokichi)
Dogu (Clay figurine), From Ebisuda, Tajiri Kabukuri, Osaki-shi, Miyagi, Jomon period, 1000 - 400 BC (Important Cultural Property)
Doban, Clay Tablet, From Fukuda Shell Mound, Fukuda, Inashiki-shi, Ibaraki, Jomon period, 1000 - 400BC (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Inoue Tsuneichi and Fumiko)
Clay Mask, From Kamegaoka, Kizukuri, Tsugaru-shi, Aomori, Jomon period, 1000 - 400 BC (Important Cultural Property)
Wild Boar Shaped Clay Object, From Kamegaoka, Kizukuri, Tsugaru-shi, Aomori, Jomon period, 2000 - 400 BC (Important Art Object)
Deep Bowl, From Miyanomae, Ina-shi, Nagano, Jomon period, 3000 - 2000 BC (Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Yorisada)
Jar, From Nanukaichi, Kitaakita-shi, Akita, Jomon period, 2000 - 1000BC
Irregularly Shaped Footed Vessel, From Yoyama Shell Mound, Yoyama-machi, Cho-shi, Chiba, Jomon period, 1000 - 400 BC (Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Yorisada)

  
Becoming Part of the East Asian World: Yayoi Period I
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 17, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Pottery jars, urns (Cooking Pot), wood plows, etc.
Including:
Jar, From Uriwari, Hirano-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Yayoi period, 4th - 3rd century BC
Jar Stand, From Higashioda-Nanaita Site, Chikuzen-machi, Fukuoka, Yayoi period, 2nd - 1st century BC (Lent by Chikuzen-machi Education Commission)
Pitcher, From Funahashi Site, Kashiwara-shi / Fujiidera-shi, Osaka, Yayoi period, 2nd - 1st century BC (Gift of Mr. Tamura Toku)
Jar with Human Face Ornament, From Ozakata Site, Ozakata Hondenmae, Chikusei-shi, Ibaraki, Yayoi period, 2nd - 1st century BC (Gift of Mr. Tanaka Kunio)
Jar, Excavated from Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Yayoi period, 1st - 3rd century

  
The Start of Political Society: Yayoi period II - Kofun period I
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Objects from Shonai Tumulus, Toyonaka-shi , Osaka, Kofun period, 3rd century, etc.
Including:
Jar, Haji Earthenware, From Shonai Site Toyonaka-shi, Osaka, Kofun period, 3rd century (Gift of Mr. Hashimoto Sotaro)
Mirror with Triangular Rim, Dragon and tiger design, Excavated from Izumikoganeduka Tumulus, Izumi-shi, Osaka, Han-Western Jin dynasty, 2nd - 3rd century (Japan: Kofun period, 4th-5th century) (Important Cultural Property)

  
The Emergence of the Yamato: Kofun period II
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Mirror with Design of Fantastic Animals, Provenance Unknown, Kofun period, 4th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Dan Inou)
Mirror with Hunting scene Dsign, Attributed from Yawatabara-cho, Takasaki-shi, Gunma, Kofun period, 4th - 5th century (Important Cultural Property)
Shell-shaped Bronze Object, From Izumikoganezuka Tumulus, Uedai-cho, Izumi-shi, Osaka, Kofun period, 4th century (Important Cultural Property)
Wheel-shaped Stone Bracelet, From Umanoyama 1 Tumulus, Kamihashizu, Yurihama-cho, Tohaku-gun, Tottori, Kofun period, 4th century
Patterned Bronze Bracelet, From Iwata Tumulus, Myogajima, Iwata-shi, Shizuoka, Kofun period, 4th - 5th century (Important Art Object)

  
The Five Kings of Yamato: Kofun period III
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Visored Helmet, From Kameyama No.1 Tumulus, Kasai-shi, Hyogo, Kofun period, 5th century
Short Cuirass, From Kameyama No.1 Tumulus, Kasai-shi, Hyogo, Kofun period, 5th century
Iron Tanko Armor, From Eta-Funayama Tumulus, Nagomi-cho, Tamana-gun, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)

  
The Rise of Local Rulers: Kofun period IV
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Horse bit with "f"-shaped cheek ornaments, excavated from Eta-Funayama Tumulus, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)

  
Kofun Tumuli in the Asuka Period: Kofun period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Visored Helmet, From Kameyama No.1 Tumulus, Kasai-shi, Hyogo, Kofun period, 5th century
Short Cuirass, From Kameyama No.1 Tumulus, Kasai-shi, Hyogo, Kofun period, 5th century
Iron Tanko Armor, From Eta-Funayama Tumulus, Nagomi-cho, Tamana-gun, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)

Glass Kudatama Beads, From Tsukamari tumulus, Hiraishi, Kanan-cho, Minamikawachi, Osaka, Kofun (Asuka) period, 7th century (Gift of Investigation Committee of Hiraishi-Tsukamari, Osaka)
Coiled Gold Thread, From Tsukamari tumulus, Hiraishi, Kanan-cho, Minamikawachi, Osaka, Kofun (Asuka) period, 7th century (Gift of Investigation Committee of Hiraishi-Tsukamari, Osaka)
Gold Ribbon (Originally Coiled Around Thread), From Tsukamari tumulus, Hiraishi, Kanan-cho, Minamikawachi, Osaka, Kofun (Asuka) period, 7th century (Gift of Investigation Committee of Hiraishi-Tsukamari, Osaka)
Iron Sword with Gold Inlay, From Tsukamari tumulus, Hiraishi, Kanan-cho, Minamikawachi, Osaka, Kofun (Asuka) period, 7th century (Gift of Investigation Committee of Hiraishi-Tsukamari, Osaka)
Fragments of Laquered Cloth Coffin, From Tsukamari tumulus, Hiraishi, Kanan-cho, Minamikawachi, Osaka, Kofun (Asuka) period, 7th century (Gift of Investigation Committee of Hiraishi-Tsukamari, Osaka)
Fragments of Green Glazed Earthen Coffin, From Tsukamari tumulus, Hiraishi, Kanan-cho, Minamikawachi, Osaka, Kofun (Asuka) period, 7th century (Gift of Investigation Committee of Hiraishi-Tsukamari, Osaka)
Mirror, Animal and Grape design, From Nishi Kuruno-cho, Gojyo-shi, Nara, Kofun period, 7th century

  
From Tang to Nara and From Nara to the Rest of Japan: Nara period
Japanese Archaeology Galler  July 1, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Three-color Glazed Multi-beaked Jar, From Yakusi-ji, Nara-shi, Nara, Nara period, 8th century (Lent by Yakusi-ji, Nara)
Round Eave Tile, Design of Lotus flower, From the ruins of Asuka-dera, Asuka-mura, Nara, Asuka period, 6th century
Grass Cinerary Urn, From Fuminonemaro's Tomb, Yataki, Haibara-ku, Uda-shi, Nara, Asuka period, dated 707 (National Treasure)
Cinerary Urn with Animal Like Feet Stone Ware, From Arima, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Heian period, 8th - 9th century
White Porcelain Ewer (Jingdezhen ware, China), From Minamishiga-cho, Otsu-shi, Shiga, Kamakura Period, 13th - 14th century (Northern Song dynasty, 11th century) (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Omi-jingu, Shiga)
Five-storied Stupa of Fired Clay, From Tamako-machi, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo, Nara period, 8th century

  
Aristocrats of the Ritsuryo System: Heian Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 1, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Bowl, White porcelain, Tang dynasty - Five dynasties, 9th - 10th century (Gift of Mr. Shimizu Masaji)

  
The Rise of Warrior Class Culture: Late Heian - Muromachi period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 1, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Jar, With incised pattern, and natural glaze, Atsumi ware From Kinkeisan Sutra Mound, Hiraizumi-cho, Iwate, Heian period, 12th century (Gift of Mr. Saio Yasuo)

  
The Flowering of Daimyo Culture: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 1, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Dish, Kokutani type, Imari ware/ Oak tree in overglaze enamels, Imari ware, Kokutani type, Edo period, 17th century (Gift of Mr. Hisa Ryuzo)
Dish, Imari Ware/ White herons design in sprayed underglaze blue, Edo period, 17th century
Large Dish, Flower design in overglaze enamel, Imari ware, Kakiemon type, Edo period, 17th century
Large Plate, Design of Guanyin and fish in overglaze enamels, Zhangzhou ware, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

1st floor: Japanese Archaeology (Thematic Exhibitions)

  
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  March 11, 2014 (Tue) - September 7, 2014 (Sun)

This exhibition focuses on Sue stoneware from the Kibi region, which was one of the important centers of Sue stoneware production. The vessels on display are excellent examples of ornamented Sue stoneware.
Exhibit includes:
Haso(Spouted Pitcher), Sue Stoneware, From Higashikarube, Akaiwa-shi, Okayama, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century
Stemmed Bowl with Diminutives, Sue Stoneware, From Kanmuriyama tumulus, Shimoashimori, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama, Kofun period, 6th century
Footed Jar with Ornaments and Diminutives, Sue stoneware, From Ogasayama, Osafune-cho, Setouchi-shi, Okayama, Kofun period, 6th century
Pouch-shaped Flask, Sue Stoneware, From Nishikori, Misaki-cho, Kume-gun, Okayama, Kofun period, 6th century
Flat Vessel, Sue Stoneware, From Karamatsu, Niimi-shi, Okayama, Kofun period, 7th century

  
Everyday Tools
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 17, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Hunting tools and eating utensils of the Jomon period, including stone spears, fishhooks, and stone spoons.
Including:
Hair Pin, From Kamitakatsu Shell Mound, Kamitakatsu, Tsuchiura-shi, Ibaraki, Jomon period, 2000 - 400 BC
Toggle Harpoon Head, From Usozawa Shell Mound, Otomo-cho, Rikuzen-takata-shi, Iwate, Jomon period, 1000 - 400 BC (Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Yorisada)
Fish Hook, From Hibiki Shell Mound, Kawakudari, Higashi Matsushima-shi, Miyagi, Jomon period, 2000 - 400 BC
Saw Shaped Stone Objects, From Tomie-machi, Goto-shi, Nagasaki, Jomon period, 2000 - 1000 BC (Gift of Mr. Konishi Hajime)
Stone Axe, From Oishi Shojidaira, Uonuma-shi, Niigata, Jomon period, 10000 - 7000 BC (Gift of Mr. Hoshino Yoshi)

  
Personal Accessories and Ritual Objects
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 17, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Earrings and magatama jade of the Jomon period.
Including:
Pendant, From Kamegaoka, Kizukuri, Tsugaru-shi, Aomori, Jomon period, 2000 - 400 BC
Stone Rod, From Obukai, Sakura-shi, Chiba, Jomon period, 1000 - 400 BC (Gift of Mr. Ichihara Tozaburo)
Pendant with Perforation, From Kamitakatsu Shell Mound, Kamitakatsu, Tsutiura-shi, Ibaraki, Jomon period, 2000 - 400 BC

  
Post Jomon Culture of Hokkaido
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 17, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Earthenware, stone stools, magatama jade and small gems.
Including:
Magatama Bead, From Etomo-cho, Muroran-shi, Hokkaido, Epi-Jomon period, 2nd - 1st century BC
Fish-shaped Stone Fishing Gear, Unknown, Epi-Jomon period, 2nd - 1st century BC

  
Daily Tools of Yayoi
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 17, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Stone axes, Stone knives, etc
Including:
Bronze Spade Shoe, From Taguma, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, Yayoi period, 1st - 3rd century (Gift of Mr. Nakahara Tasaburo)
Polished Stone Halberd, From Itoda-machi, Fukuoka, Yayoi period, 1st century BC - 3rd century AD (Gift of Mr. Nishimura Shinjiro and others)
Chipped Stone Dagger, From Hara, Tamaki-cho, Mie, Yayoi period, 2nd - 1st century BC (Gift of Mr. Nakano Kiyozo)
Unfinished Blonze Arrowhead, From Shiga, Yayoi period, 1st - 3rd century
Octopus Traps, From Yotsuike Site, Nishi-ku and Sakai-ku, Sakaishi, Osaka, Yayoi period, 2nd century BC - 3rd century AD (Gift of Mr. Maeda Chozaburo)

  
Yayoi Tools and Accessories
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 17, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Pendant with Perforation (Dog Tooth), From Bishamon C Cave, Minami shitaura-machi, Miura-shi, Kanagawa, Yayoi period, 1st - 3rd century

  
Metalwork of the Yayoi Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 17, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Bronze swords, bronze halberds and bronze bells
Including:
Stone Mold of Bronze Halberd, From Kami-Izumi, Saga-shi, Saga, Yayoi period, 2nd - 1st century BC (Important Cultural Property)

  
Ancient Chinese Mirrors from Japanese Kofun Tombs: Inscriptions, transmission, and multiple productions
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Mirror, TLV Pattern and Four Divinities Design, Kofun period, 3rd - 4th century (Important Art Object, Private collection)
Mirror (Inscription of Date 235), TLV Pattern and Four Divinities Design, Kofun period, 3rd - 4th century (Private collection)
Mirror (Inscription of Date 238), Divinity and Animal Design, Kofun period, 4th century (Important Cultural Property)
Mirror, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)

  
Imported Mirrors and Japanese Mirrors
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Mirror, Astronomical Pattern Design, Kofun period, 4th century
Mirror, Divinity and Animal Design, From Eta-Funayama Tumulus, Nagomi-cho, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)

  
Development of Beads and Jade Tools Production
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Ritual Plane Stone, From Jinda, Fujioka-shi, Gunma, Kofun period, 5th century
Ritual Covered Bowl, Stone, From Nishikurumaduka Tumulus, Yawata-shi, Kyoto, Kofun period, 4th century
Stone model of loom rod, From site at Kamihosoi-machi, Maebashi-shi, Gunma, Kofun period, 5th century
Stone model of loom shed plate, From site at Kamihosoi-machi, Maebashi-shi, Gunma, Kofun period, 5th century
Stone model of shuttle, From site at Kamihosoi-machi, Maebashi-shi, Gunma, Kofun period, 5th century
Stone model of part of loom, From site at Kamihosoi-machi, Maebashi-shi, Gunma, Kofun period, 5th century
Jasper Magatama Beads, Kofun period, 4th - 5th century (Important Cultural Property)

  
Iron Farming and other Tools of Kofun Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Axes, sickles, and plows

  
Evolution of Equestrian Equipment
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Horse Bit, With ring cheekplates, Excavated from Etafunayama tumulus, Nagomi-machi, Tamana-gun, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)
Stirrups, Excavated from Etafunayama tumulus, Nagomi-machi, Tamana-gun, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)

  
Rituals of Kofun Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Objects from the Yamanokami Tumulus, Sakurai-shi, Nara, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century
Including:
Miniature Mirror, Kofun period, 5th century
Stone Model of a Mirror with a Hole, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century
Usudama Beads, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century

  
Funerals of the Kofun Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Ritual Pillow, Stone, From Takakurashozai Tumulus, Takakura, Narita-shi, Chiba, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (Gift of Mr. Nemoto Yasutaro)
Ritual Incised Disks, Stone, From Takakurashozai Tumulus, Takakura, Narita-shi, Chiba, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (Gift of Mr. Nemoto Yasutaro)
Ritual Sword, Stone, From Takakurashozai Tumulus, Takakura, Narita-shi, Chiba, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (Gift of Mr. Nemoto Yasutaro)

  
Haniwa Objects
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 24, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Tanko Armor, Haniwa (Terracotta Tomb Figure), From Shiroishi Inariyama Tumulus, Fujioka-shi, Gunma, Kofun period, 5th century
Chair, Haniwa (Terracotta Tomb Figure), From Chausuyama Tumulus, Isesaki-shi, Gunma, Kofun period, 5th century

  
The Flourishing of Haniwa Figures
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 24, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Warrior in Keiko Armor, Haniwa (Terracotta Tomb Figurine), From Iizuka-cho, Ota-shi, Gunma, Kofun period, 6th century (National Treasure)
Haniwa, Tomb Figure of Cockerel, From Niwatorizuka Tumulus, Mooka-shi, Tochigi, Kofun period, 6th century (Gift of Mr. Hashimoto Shozaburo)
Seated Woman, Haniwa (Terracotta Tomb Figurine), From Kokai, Oizumi-machi, Gunma, Kofun period, 6th century (Important Cultural Property)
Man in Full Dress, Haniwa (Terracotta Tomb Figure), From Taki, Shiroishi, Fujioka-shi, Gunma, Kofun period, 6th century
Warrior, Sekijin (Stone Tomb Figure), From Iwatoyama Tumulus, Yame-shi, Fukuoka, Kofun period, 6th century (Important Cultural Property)

  
Ornaments of Kings
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 10, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Iron Beaked Helmet, From Eta-Funayama Tumulus, Nagomi-cho, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)
Iron Sword with Ring Pommel Covered with Silver Leaf, From Eta-Funayama Tumulus, Nagomi-machi, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)
Gilt Bronze Crown, From Eta-Funayama Tumulus, Nagomi-machi, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)

  
Tile with Buddhist Image
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 1, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Tiles decorating temple buildings.
Including:
Tile, Dsign of Ornamental Patterns, Nara period, 8th century
Green glazed tile, Wave Design, Hokkeji-cho, Nara-shi, Nara, Nara period, 8th century
Tile with Image of Buddhist Divinity, Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)

  
The World of Nara Period Officials
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 1, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Wooden plates and stationaries.
Including:
Bronze Seal of Onga Troop, From Kanzeonji, Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka, Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)
Bronze Seal of Keisoku Temple, Provenance Unknown, Heian period, 9th - 10th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Keisoku-ji, Tochigi)
Fuhonsen, Asuka period, 7th century, Imperial Household Ministry
Kaiki Shoho, Gold Coin, From, Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)

  
Ancient Japanese Tomb Epitaphs
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 1, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Epitaph plaque of Mino no Okamaro, From Aoyamadai, Ikoma-shi, Nara, Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)
Epitaph plaque of Uji no Sukune, From Oetsukahara-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Nara period, dated 768?

  
Sutra Mounds - Time Capsules for 5,670,000,000 Years
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 1, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Objects buried in sutra mounds.
Including:
Sutra Case, From Yamada Sutra Mound, Munakata-shi, Fukuoka, Heian period, dated 1130
Outer Case, From Yamada Sutra Mound, Munakata-shi, Fukuoka, Heian period, dated 1130
Pottery Sutra Case, From Hanase Bessho Sutra Mound, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Heian period, 12th century (Gift of Mr. Fujii Teijiro and others)

  
Mountain Religions
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 1, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Bronze Image of Zao Gongen, From Tomb at Mount Omine Peak, Tenkawa-mura, Nara, Heian period, 10th - 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Ominesanji, Nara)
Plaque with Cast Image of Zao Gongen, From Tomb at Mount Omine Peak, Tenkawa-mura, Nara, Heian period, 10th - 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Ominesanji, Nara)
Pendant Plaque, With image of Yoshino mandala, From Tomb at Mount Omine Peak, Tenkawa-mura, Nara, Heian period, 10th - 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Ominesanji, Nara)
Mirror with Hair-line Engraving of Komori Sansho Gongen, From Tomb at Mount Omine Peak, Tenkawa-mura, Nara, Heian period, 10th - 12th century

  
Ritual tools from the Main building of the Edo castle
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 1, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Objects excavated from areas used to be the main building of the Edo Castle, including Cakra Wheel Bronze, 17th century.

  
Room tiles of Edo period Warlords Houses
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 1, 2014 (Tue) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Round Eave Tile with paired crane crest, excavated from the House of Morioka feudal clan located in current Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Edo period, 18th - 19th century

1st floor

  
Thematic Exhibition Room  August 26, 2014 (Tue) - October 5, 2014 (Sun)

This exhibition explores how Christianity, which was newly introduced from Europe, was practiced in Feudal Japan.

Current exhibit includes:
Three Saints, Formerly kept at Shumon-gura, Nagasaki Magistrate Office, 16th - 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Relatione del Viaggio, et Arrivo in Europa et Roma de Prencipi Giapponesi ("Concerning the Voyage of Four Young Japanese Men to Rome"), Published in Reggio, Italy, Dated 1585 (Important Cultural Property)
Fumie (Image to trample on): Christ (Pieta), Formerly preserved by Nagasaki Magistrate's Office, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Madonna (Madonna of the Thumb), Italy, Formerly preserved by Nagasaki Magistrate's Office, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Maria Kannon, Dehua ware, China, Formerly preserved by Nagasaki Magistrate's Office (seized in 1856 at Urakami, Nagasaki), Ming - Qing dynasty, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)

2nd floor: Special Exhibition Galleries

  
Special Exhibition Galleries  June 24, 2014 (Tue) - September 15, 2014 (Mon)

Renowned works have been carefully selected for this exhibition from the cultural properties in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei. The exhibition aims to introduce widely the characteristics and exquisiteness of Chinese culture.
From ancient times, people in Japan have been familiar with Chinese culture and have actively sought to assimilate it. Distinctive Japanese culture, which was formed subsequently, can be better appreciated through an understanding of the fine Chinese cultural properties in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei.

  
Special Exhibition Galleries  October 15, 2014 (Wed) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

This exhibition features National Treasures gathered across various periods and genres under the theme of the “form of prayers,”─tangible objects that people have placed their hopes in and cherished wholeheartedly. A considerable attempt is being made through these National Treasures to re-evaluate the essence of the formation of Japanese culture, as seen in the “form of prayers.”  Works on exhibit are all National Treasures. This truly is an exhibition that highlights the heart of Japanese culture.