Special Exhibition

Izumo and Yamato: The Birth of Ancient Japan

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The Tokyo National Museum is closed from February 27 to March 16.

Thematic Exhibition

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

Event

Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum

Special Exhibition

Passing on Cultural Heritage: Buddhist Murals and Sculptures of Horyuji

Special Exhibition

KIMONO: Fashioning Identities

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.

Information
The Tokyo National Museum is closed from February 27 to March 16.

The Tokyo National Museum is closed from February 27 to March 16.

February 27, 2020 (Thu)-March 16, 2020 (Mon)

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.

Event
Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum

UpcomingCherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum

March 10, 2020 (Tue)-April 5, 2020 (Sun)

The annual event Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum features famous works of art celebrating cherry blossoms. Make the most of springtime in Japan at the Tokyo National Museum!

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.

Special Exhibition
KIMONO: Fashioning Identities

UpcomingKIMONO: Fashioning Identities

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries April 14, 2020 (Tue)-June 7, 2020 (Sun)

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.

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Admissions

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