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Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

The original Main Gallery (designed by the British architect Josiah Conder) was severely damaged in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. In contrast with the original building's more western style, the design of the present Honkan by Watanabe Jin is the more eastern "emperor's crown style". Construction began in 1932, and the building was opened in 1938. The displays provide a general view of Japanese art. It contains 23 exhibition rooms on two floors, "Highlights of Japanese Art," chronological exhibitions from 10000 B.C. to the late 19th century on the second floor, and exhibitions of each type of art, such as ceramics, and swords, thematic exhibitions and the donations gallery are on the first.

Exhibits
Museum Shop

2F

Honkan 2F

1-1:  The Dawn of Japanese Art: Jomon, Yayoi and Kofun periods
1-2:  The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka - Nara period
2:  National Treasure Gallery
3-1:  Buddhist Art: Heian - Muromachi period
3-2:  Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period
3-3:  Zen and Ink Painting: Kamakura - Muromachi period
4:  The Art of Tea Ceremony
5&6:  Attire of the Military Elite: Heian - Edo period
7:  Folding Screens and Sliding Door Paintings: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period
8-1:  The Arts of Daily Life: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period
8-2:  Developments in Painting and Calligraphy: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period
9:  Noh and Kabuki
10:  Ukiyo-e and Fashion in the Edo Period

 

1F

Honkan 1F

11:  Japanese Sculpture
12:  Lacquerware
13-1:  Metalwork
13-2:  Japanese Swords
13-3:  Ceramics
14:  Thematic Exhibition
15:  Records of History
16:  Ainu and Ryukyu
17:  Conservation and Restoration
18:  Modern Art
19:  Education Space
20:  Museum Shop

 

B1F

Honkan B1F

本館

The original Main Gallery (designed by the British architect Josiah Conder) was severely damaged in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. In contrast with the original building's more western style, the design of the present Honkan by Watanabe Jin is the more eastern "emperor's crown style". Construction began in 1932, and the building was opened in 1938. The displays provide a general view of Japanese art. It contains 23 exhibition rooms on two floors, "Highlights of Japanese Art," chronological exhibitions from 10000 B.C. to the late 19th century on the second floor, and exhibitions of each type of art, such as ceramics, and swords, thematic exhibitions and the donations gallery are on the first.

2F

Honkan 2F

1-1: 
The Dawn of Japanese Art: Jomon, Yayoi and Kofun periods
1-2: 
The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka - Nara period
2: 
National Treasure Gallery
3-1: 
Buddhist Art: Heian - Muromachi period
3-2: 
Courtly Art: Heian - Muromachi period
3-3: 
Zen and Ink Painting: Kamakura - Muromachi period
4: 
The Art of Tea Ceremony
5&6: 
Attire of the Military Elite: Heian - Edo period
7: 
Folding Screens and Sliding Door Paintings: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period
8-1: 
The Arts of Daily Life: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period
8-2: 
Developments in Painting and Calligraphy: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period
9: 
Noh and Kabuki
10: 
Ukiyo-e and Fashion in the Edo Period

1F

Honkan 1F

11: 
Japanese Sculpture
12: 
Lacquerware
13-1: 
Metalwor
13-2: 
Japanese Swords
13-3: 
Ceramics
14: 
Thematic Exhibition
15: 
Records of History
16: 
Ainu and Ryukyu
17: 
Conservation and Restoration
18: 
Modern Art
19: 
Education Space
20: 
Museum Shop

B1F

本館地下1階