Temporary Closure

Temporary Closure

Special Exhibition
Passing on Cultural Heritage: Buddhist Murals and Sculptures of Horyuji

Passing on Cultural Heritage: Buddhist Murals and Sculptures of Horyuji

Honkan Room T4 & T5

In 1949, a fire broke out in Horyuji’s Golden hall while painters were copying its murals. The fire damaged many early Buddhist murals that had been richly painted in an Indian style. This special exhibition includes photographs of the intact murals along with differing versions of reproductions of these murals created before the fire. Buddhist statues related to the Golden Hall will also be exhibited.

Special Exhibition
KIMONO: Fashioning Identities

UpcomingKIMONO: Fashioning Identities

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries

This exhibition traces the kimono from its inception some eight hundred years ago to its role today as a symbol of Japanese culture with increasing sway on the contemporary fashion scene.

Open until 17:00
Open until 18:00
Open until 21:00
Special Hours


In an effort to contain Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the opening ceremony, special preview, and reception of the special exhibition KIMONO: Fashioning Identities will be canceled. Thank you for your understanding.

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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712, Japan
15 minutes from Ueno Station


Adults: 1,000 yen
University Students: 500 yen