Special Exhibition

Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art

This exhibition seeks to highlight the meaning of Japanese art and the aesthetic values it embodies. It also proposes new ways of enjoying the beauty of Japanese art before the modern era – which was created within a society very different from that of the West – by contrasting it with the achievements of the French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), who challenged the values of Western art much later.

Special Exhibition

The Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei

This exhibition will feature masterpieces of Kamakura-period sculpture such as the principle object of worship at Daiho’onji, the Buddha Sakyamuni—an image that is normally hidden from view—by Gyokai, a disciple of the renowned sculptor Kaikei; the 18 Disciples of Sakyamuni by Kaikei; and the Six Manifestations of Avalokitesvara by Higo Jokei.

Event

Crossing the Seas : Jalan Jalan

The catch phrase is "Crossing the Seas: Jalan Jalan," with "Jalan Jalan" meaning "to walk" or "to take a stroll" in Indonesian.
2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Japan-Indonesia diplomatic relations. Tokyo National Museum is celebrating this commemorative year with a comprehensive range of Indonesian artworks and artifacts encompassing the genres of sculpture, archaeology, ceramics, textiles, and ethnic materials.

Thematic Exhibition

Buddhist Sculpture from the Edo Period to the Modern Era

This thematic exhibition compares sculptures from the Edo period and the Meiji era, allowing visitors to examine how the diversification of values prompted new developments in Buddhist sculptural expression.

Thematic Exhibition

Highlights of Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy

Japan imported superb works of Chinese calligraphy and painting since ancient times. This exhibition presents the beauty of various works of Chinese art that have been prized in Japan over the centuries.

Thematic Exhibition

Visual Records of Travels to China: Scenery from 100 Years Ago Captured by Japanese Photographers

The exhibition also includes photographs by Tsukamoto Yasushi and Sekino Tadashi of Tokyo University, introducing visitors to scenery in China from 100 years ago.

Special Exhibition

Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art

Special Exhibition

The Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei

Event

Crossing the Seas : Jalan Jalan

Thematic Exhibition

Buddhist Sculpture from the Edo Period to the Modern Era

Thematic Exhibition

Highlights of Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy

Thematic Exhibition

Visual Records of Travels to China: Scenery from 100 Years Ago Captured by Japanese Photographers

Special Exhibition
Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art

UpcomingMarcel Duchamp and Japanese Art

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Gallery 1 & 2 October 2, 2018 (Tue)-December 9, 2018 (Sun)

This exhibition seeks to highlight the meaning of Japanese art and the aesthetic values it embodies. It also proposes new ways of enjoying the beauty of Japanese art before the modern era – which was created within a society very different from that of the West – by contrasting it with the achievements of the French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), who challenged the values of Western art much later.

Special Exhibition
The Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei

UpcomingThe Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Gallery 3 & 4 October 2, 2018 (Tue)-December 9, 2018 (Sun)

This exhibition will feature masterpieces of Kamakura-period sculpture such as the principle object of worship at Daiho’onji, the Buddha Sakyamuni—an image that is normally hidden from view—by Gyokai, a disciple of the renowned sculptor Kaikei; the 18 Disciples of Sakyamuni by Kaikei; and the Six Manifestations of Avalokitesvara by Higo Jokei.

Event
Event
Crossing the Seas : Jalan Jalan

Crossing the Seas : Jalan Jalan

Toyokan September 4, 2018 (Tue)-September 30, 2018 (Sun)

The catch phrase is "Crossing the Seas: Jalan Jalan," with "Jalan Jalan" meaning "to walk" or "to take a stroll" in Indonesian.
2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Japan-Indonesia diplomatic relations. Tokyo National Museum is celebrating this commemorative year with a comprehensive range of Indonesian artworks and artifacts encompassing the genres of sculpture, archaeology, ceramics, textiles, and ethnic materials.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Buddhist Sculpture from the Edo Period to the Modern Era

Buddhist Sculpture from the Edo Period to the Modern Era

Honkan Room 14 July 10, 2018 (Tue)-September 30, 2018 (Sun)

This thematic exhibition compares sculptures from the Edo period and the Meiji era, allowing visitors to examine how the diversification of values prompted new developments in Buddhist sculptural expression.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Highlights of Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy

Highlights of Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy

Toyokan Room 8 August 28, 2018 (Tue)-October 21, 2018 (Sun)

Japan imported superb works of Chinese calligraphy and painting since ancient times. This exhibition presents the beauty of various works of Chinese art that have been prized in Japan over the centuries.

Thematic Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Visual Records of Travels to China: Scenery from 100 Years Ago Captured by Japanese Photographers

Visual Records of Travels to China: Scenery from 100 Years Ago Captured by Japanese Photographers

Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room September 4, 2018 (Tue)-October 28, 2018 (Sun)

The exhibition also includes photographs by Tsukamoto Yasushi and Sekino Tadashi of Tokyo University, introducing visitors to scenery in China from 100 years ago.

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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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