Anniversary Projects

Mystical Beauty:
Tibetan Buddhist Art from the Museum Collection

July 26, 2022 (Tue) - September 19, 2022 (Mon)

Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room

After Buddhism arrived in Tibet in the 7th century, a unique Buddhist culture flourished there, with Tibetan Buddhism later influencing neighboring regions like Mongolia and China.

For the first time in 20 years, this exhibition displays some of the finest paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and calligraphic works from Tokyo National Museum’ s Tibetan collection alongside articles associated with the monk Kawaguchi Ekai(1866–1945), the first Japanese person to visit Tibet.

Major Works in this Exhibition

The Deity Cakrasamvara with His Consort, 15th–16th century (Gift of Mr. Hattori Shichibei)

Tibetan-Style Pagoda, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

Biography of Tsongkhapa, Qing dynasty, 18th–19th century
(On exhibit through August 21, 2022)