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Special Exhibition

Commemorating the 1200th Anniversary of Saichō’s Death: Buddhist Art of the Tendai School

SNS

The International Relations Section launched social media accounts in English, Chinese, and Korean.

Special Thematic Exhibition

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

Thematic Exhibition

History Lessons from the Roof Tiles of Tōdai-ji Temple

Thematic Exhibition

Buddhist Sculptures from Sensōji Temple

Thematic Exhibition

New Acquisitions to the Museum in Fiscal Year 2020

Museum Theater

VR program “KUKAI The origin of Japanese esoteric Buddhism— Means of true wisdom The Sculpture Mandala of To-ji Temple”

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Visitor Guidelines

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Special Exhibition

Commemorating the 1200th Anniversary of Saichō’s Death: Buddhist Art of the Tendai School

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries October 12, 2021 (Tue)-November 21, 2021 (Sun)

This exhibition introduces the history of Tendai Buddhism, beginning with its founding at Enryakuji Temple and ending with the founding of Kan'eiji Temple in Edo (now Tokyo) during a period in which the school held strong ties with the samurai government of the Edo period (1603–1868).

SNS

The International Relations Section launched social media accounts in English, Chinese, and Korean.

September 1, 2021 (Wed)

Each account will post the latest news from TNM, including details about upcoming exhibitions and information about the TNM collection.

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.

Thematic Exhibition

History Lessons from the Roof Tiles of Tōdai-ji Temple

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T2 August 31, 2021 (Tue)-November 7, 2021 (Sun)

In this exhibition, Tōdai-ji Temple's roof tiles are used to trace the temple's fluctuating fortunes throughout history, including its multiple reconstructions.

Thematic Exhibition

Buddhist Sculptures from Sensōji Temple

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 14 September 28, 2021 (Tue)-December 19, 2021 (Sun)

This exhibition features seventeen Buddhist sculptures from Sensōji Temple that have been entrusted to the Tokyo National Museum.

Thematic Exhibition

New Acquisitions to the Museum in Fiscal Year 2020

Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room October 5, 2021 (Tue)-October 31, 2021 (Sun)

Every year the Tokyo National Museum acquires new works of art and other cultural properties. Last year was no exception as many objects were acquired through purchases and donations from our benefactors, with each one possessing unique value in its capacity to illustrate the culture of Japan or another country or region.

Museum Theater

VR program “KUKAI The origin of Japanese esoteric Buddhism— Means of true wisdom The Sculpture Mandala of To-ji Temple”

TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater October 13, 2021 (Wed)-December 25, 2021 (Sat)

The Sculpture Mandala of To-ji Temple is the “Prayer Form” created by Kobo Daishi Kukai, to express the ultimate teachings that can’t be put into words. This Mandala enlightenment represented by the To-ji temple auditorium can be fully unlocked through VR.

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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712, Japan
15 minutes from Ueno Station
TEL.81-(3)-5777-8600
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Admissions

Adults: 1,000 yen
University Students: 500 yen
 
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