Special Exhibition

Unrivaled Calligraphy: Yan Zhenqing and His Legacy

This exhibition will explore Yan Zhenqing and his work, its influence on future generations, and its reception in Japan.

Special Exhibition

National Treasures of To-ji Temple; Kukai and the Sculpture Mandala

This comprehensive exhibition will present cultural properties handed down at To-ji, with a focus on the numerous treasured articles associated with Kukai himself. The Lecture Hall of To-ji houses Kukai’s sculpture mandala, a three-dimensional representation of the pantheon of Shingon Buddhism. This exhibition will feature an unprecedented 15 of the mandala’s 21 sculptures, including 11 National Treasures and 4 Important Cultural Properties.

Event

New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

2019 is the Year of the Boar. To celebrate the New Year, we will hold a thematic exhibition featuring works of art with boar motifs, display selected masterpieces, and more. On January 2 and 3, traditional Japanese events, such as drum performances and lion dances, will also be held. Let’s have a wonderful start to the New Year at the Tokyo National Museum!

Thematic Exhibition

Chinese Painting: Vestiges of Wang Xizhi’s Style of Calligraphy; Developments up to the Tang Dynasty

The avant-garde calligraphy of Wang Xizhi hugely influenced the calligraphy of the Northern and Southern dynasties. This exhibition traces the process of how the beautiful and intellectual style of the Tang dynasty came into existence.

Thematic Exhibition

Oban and Koban Coins

Coins called oban and koban were used in Japan from the late 16th to the mid-19th century. They were forged with a combination of gold and silver in fixed shapes and sizes under the administration of Japan’s military government. Koban (small coins), were for daily use, while oban (large coins), which were of much greater value, were usually sent as gifts by the wealthy.

Thematic Exhibition

Burials in China: Early White Porcelain: Its Birth and Development

This thematic exhibition sheds light on Chinese white porcelain, namely when and how it was born and how it evolved. For this exhibition, precious works of early white porcelain, which are shrouded in mystery, have been specially selected from the collections of the Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation and the Tokyo National Museum.

Special Exhibition

Unrivaled Calligraphy: Yan Zhenqing and His Legacy

Special Exhibition

National Treasures of To-ji Temple; Kukai and the Sculpture Mandala

Event

New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

Thematic Exhibition

Chinese Painting: Vestiges of Wang Xizhi’s Style of Calligraphy; Developments up to the Tang Dynasty

Thematic Exhibition

Oban and Koban Coins

Thematic Exhibition

Burials in China: Early White Porcelain: Its Birth and Development

Special Exhibition
Special Exhibition
Unrivaled Calligraphy: Yan Zhenqing and His Legacy

Unrivaled Calligraphy: Yan Zhenqing and His Legacy

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries January 16, 2019 (Wed)-February 24, 2019 (Sun)

This exhibition will explore Yan Zhenqing and his work, its influence on future generations, and its reception in Japan.

Special Exhibition
Special Exhibition
National Treasures of To-ji Temple; Kukai and the Sculpture Mandala

UpcomingNational Treasures of To-ji Temple; Kukai and the Sculpture Mandala

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries March 26, 2019 (Tue)-June 2, 2019 (Sun)

This comprehensive exhibition will present cultural properties handed down at To-ji, with a focus on the numerous treasured articles associated with Kukai himself. The Lecture Hall of To-ji houses Kukai’s sculpture mandala, a three-dimensional representation of the pantheon of Shingon Buddhism. This exhibition will feature an unprecedented 15 of the mandala’s 21 sculptures, including 11 National Treasures and 4 Important Cultural Properties.

Event
Event
New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

January 2, 2019 (Wed)-January 27, 2019 (Sun)

2019 is the Year of the Boar. To celebrate the New Year, we will hold a thematic exhibition featuring works of art with boar motifs, display selected masterpieces, and more. On January 2 and 3, traditional Japanese events, such as drum performances and lion dances, will also be held. Let’s have a wonderful start to the New Year at the Tokyo National Museum!

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Chinese Painting: Vestiges of Wang Xizhi’s Style of Calligraphy; Developments up to the Tang Dynasty

Chinese Painting: Vestiges of Wang Xizhi’s Style of Calligraphy; Developments up to the Tang Dynasty

Toyokan Room 8 January 2, 2019 (Wed)-March 3, 2019 (Sun)

The avant-garde calligraphy of Wang Xizhi hugely influenced the calligraphy of the Northern and Southern dynasties. This exhibition traces the process of how the beautiful and intellectual style of the Tang dynasty came into existence.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Oban and Koban Coins

Oban and Koban Coins

Honkan Room 14 January 2, 2019 (Wed)-February 3, 2019 (Sun)

Coins called oban and koban were used in Japan from the late 16th to the mid-19th century. They were forged with a combination of gold and silver in fixed shapes and sizes under the administration of Japan’s military government. Koban (small coins), were for daily use, while oban (large coins), which were of much greater value, were usually sent as gifts by the wealthy.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Burials in China: Early White Porcelain: Its Birth and Development

Burials in China: Early White Porcelain: Its Birth and Development

Toyokan Room 5 January 2, 2019 (Wed)-April 21, 2019 (Sun)

This thematic exhibition sheds light on Chinese white porcelain, namely when and how it was born and how it evolved. For this exhibition, precious works of early white porcelain, which are shrouded in mystery, have been specially selected from the collections of the Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation and the Tokyo National Museum.

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