Special Exhibition

Izumo and Yamato: The Birth of Ancient Japan

Special Exhibition

Man, God & Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection

Special Exhibition

Passing on Cultural Heritage: Buddhist Murals and Sculptures of Horyuji

Thematic Exhibition

Commemorating the 550th Birth Year of Wen Zhengming and his Era

Thematic Exhibition

Legendary Makers of Noh Masks

Special Exhibition
Special Exhibition
Izumo and Yamato: The Birth of Ancient Japan

Izumo and Yamato: The Birth of Ancient Japan

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries January 15, 2020 (Wed)-March 8, 2020 (Sun)

This special exhibition brings together rare and remarkable artifacts to explore these two foundational pillars of ancient Japan: the seat of sacred power in Izumo and the seat of political power in Yamato.

Special Exhibition
Special Exhibition
Man, God & Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection

Man, God & Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection

Toyokan Room 3 November 6, 2019 (Wed)-February 9, 2020 (Sun)

This exhibition presents 117 masterpieces from the collection assembled by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, a prince of the royal family of Qatar.

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

UpcomingPassing on Cultural Heritage: Buddhist Murals and Sculptures of Horyuji

Honkan Room T4 & T5 March 13, 2020 (Fri)-May 10, 2020 (Sun)

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.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Commemorating the 550th Birth Year of Wen Zhengming and his Era

Commemorating the 550th Birth Year of Wen Zhengming and his Era

Toyokan Room 8 January 2, 2020 (Thu)-March 1, 2020 (Sun)

Wen Zhengming (1470–1559) was a prominent painter and calligrapher of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). His refined painting and calligraphy rooted in the classics gained many followers in his lifetime, and exerted a tremendous influence on later generations. In this exhibition we are commemorating Wen’s 550th birthday with his painting and calligraphy.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Legendary Makers of Noh Masks

Legendary Makers of Noh Masks

Honkan Room 14 January 2, 2020 (Thu)-February 24, 2020 (Mon)

This thematic exhibition is comprised of Noh masks that were purportedly created by legendary makers. We invite visitors to closely examine these Noh masks created by mysterious, legendary mask makers.

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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712, Japan
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Admissions

Adults: 620 (520) yen,University Students: 410 (310) yen
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