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Special Exhibition

Sacred Treasures from Ancient Nara: The Eleven-Headed Kannon of Shōrinji Temple

Special Exhibition

HŌRYŪJI Prince Shōtoku and Treasures of Early Buddhist Faith in Japan

Special Thematic Exhibition

14 Dynasties and a Region: The History and Culture of the Muslim World: The Collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Special Thematic Exhibition

Special Thematic Exhibition in Celebration of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Sports NIPPON

Family Gallery

More Japanese Culture Unlocked: Armor, Kimonos, Lacquerware, and Woodblock Printing

Thematic Exhibition

The Noh and Kyōgen Masks of Kasuga Shrine in Seki

Thematic Exhibition

Famous Brushes from the Heian Period: The Takaki Seikaku Collection

Museum Theater

VR program “The Main Hall of Horyuji: Ancient Sanctuary of Buddhist Art”

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Special Exhibition

Sacred Treasures from Ancient Nara: The Eleven-Headed Kannon of Shōrinji Temple

Japanese Gallery (Honkan), Room T5 June 22, 2021 (Tue)-September 12, 2021 (Sun)

This exhibition presents approximately thirty items, including Buddhist sculptures transferred from Daigorinji Temple in 1868 (Meiji 1) when the Meiji government decreed the separation of Buddhism and Shinto, along with items excavated from the sacred restricted area of Mount Miwa that tell of the nature worship conducted at Ōmiwa Shrine.

Special Exhibition

HŌRYŪJI Prince Shōtoku and Treasures of Early Buddhist Faith in Japan

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries July 13, 2021 (Tue)-September 5, 2021 (Sun)

The year 2021 marks the 1,400th anniversary of Prince Shōtoku's passing, and this exhibition is held to commemorate this occasion. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn of Prince Shōtoku's accomplishments as they take in the beauty of the many treasures passed down at the temple he founded.

Special Thematic Exhibition

14 Dynasties and a Region: The History and Culture of the Muslim World: The Collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

July 6, 2021 (Tue)-February 20, 2022 (Sun)

This special thematic exhibition does not limit its scope to a particular nation or region, but instead features Islamic art from all over the world.

Special Thematic Exhibition

Special Thematic Exhibition in Celebration of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Sports NIPPON

Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room July 13, 2021 (Tue)-September 20, 2021 (Mon)

This exhibition presents the history and culture of sports in Japan in commemoration of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Family Gallery

More Japanese Culture Unlocked: Armor, Kimonos, Lacquerware, and Woodblock Printing

Honkan Room T4 July 20, 2021 (Tue)-September 5, 2021 (Sun)

Here at the Tokyo National Museum, you can get in touch with Japanese culture through items created and treasured by people since long ago. These items are now called “cultural properties.” Japanese Culture Unlocked: Armor, Kimonos, Lacquerware, and Woodblock Printing is an interactive exhibition that allows you to experience the appeal and joy of cultural properties with four different themes: ukiyo-e woodblock prints, lacquerware, kimonos, and samurai armor.

Thematic Exhibition

The Noh and Kyōgen Masks of Kasuga Shrine in Seki

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 14 July 20, 2021 (Tue)-September 26, 2021 (Sun)

Seki in Gifu Prefecture was a thriving hub of swordsmiths from ancient times. Seki’s Kasuga Shrine served as the tutelary shrine for these artisans. This display features Noh masks, Kyōgen masks and other masks passed down through the shrine’s long history.

Thematic Exhibition

Famous Brushes from the Heian Period: The Takaki Seikaku Collection

apanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T1 July 20, 2021 (Tue)-September 26, 2021 (Sun)

Takaki Seikaku (1923–2017) was an accomplished calligrapher, collector, and a recipient of the Person of Cultural Merit Award from the Japanese government. Mr. Takaki collected fragments of calligraphy from the Heian period (794–1185) and decided to donate thirty of these works to the Tokyo National Museum before he passed away in 2017. In this exhibition, we are displaying a selection of calligraphy fragments from his collection.

Museum Theater

VR program “The Main Hall of Horyuji: Ancient Sanctuary of Buddhist Art”

TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater July 14, 2021 (Wed)-October 10, 2021 (Sun)

All of treasures, which are inaccessible in the inner sanctum of the Main Hall of Horyuji, have now been recreated using virtual reality technology. Step into a world where you can see these fine statues and murals up close.

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