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Echoes of a Masterpiece: The Lineage of Beauty in Japanese Art

Celebrating the 130th Anniversary of KOKKA and the 140th Anniversary of The Asahi Shimbun
Echoes of a Masterpiece: The Lineage of Beauty in Japanese Art / Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries   April 13, 2018 (Fri) - May 27, 2018 (Sun)

  
Cactus and Domestic Fowls (detail), by Ito Jakuchu, Edo period, 18th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Saifukuji, Osaka)

A variety of dramatic stories surround the creation of what are now considered “masterpieces” in the history of Japanese art. Moreover, these masterpieces were passed down through the ages and led to the birth of other, extraordinary works of art. Bringing together approximately 120 of these artworks, including National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties from a wide breadth of regions and historical periods, this exhibition will uncover the stories surrounding their creation, explore the shared aesthetic sense they reflect, and study the influence they exerted on one another.

 

General Information

Period Friday, April 13 - Sunday, May 27, 2018
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Fridays, Saturdays, until 21:00
Sundays, April 30 and May 3, until 18:00
(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for Monday, April 30)
Admission Adults: 1600 (1400/1300) yen
University students: 1200 (1000/900) yen
High school students: 900 (700/600) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free 
* Prices shown in parentheses indicate advance and group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each (please present an ID at the ticket booth).
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Advance tickets will be on sale at the museum ticket booths (during museum opening hours excluding the last 30 minutes) and other major ticketing agencies from February 1 to April 12, 2018.
* Advance pair tickets (two admissions, 2600 yen) will be on sale major ticketing agencies from December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2017.

Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, Kokka-sha, The Asahi Shimbun,
TV Asahi Corporation, Asahi Satellite Broadcasting Limited
With the Support of Takenaka Corporation, TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD., Mitsubishi Corporation
With the Assistance of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd.
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600  (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website http://meisaku2018.jp/ (in Japanese)