>> What's on today: March 9, 2018 (Fri)

What's on today: March 9, 2018 (Fri)

Special Exhibition

Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia

Hyokeikan    January 23, 2018 (Tue)-May 13, 2018 (Sun)

Since ancient times the Arabian Peninsula has been intersected by trade routes, acting as crossroads of diverse peoples and civilizations. This exhibition will for the very first time in Japan display treasures from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that reveal a dynamic history and culture. More than 400 invaluable cultural properties will be displayed, including the oldest stone tools in Asia, dating back over a million years; anthropomorphic stelae erected in the desert 5,000 years ago; excavated artifacts from the thriving ancient cities of the Hellenistic and Roman periods; a 17th-century door from the Ka'ba in Mecca, the holiest site in the religion of Islam; and possessions of King Abdulaziz, the first monarch of Saudi Arabia, from the 20th century. We invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the immensely rich and fascinating history of the Arabian Peninsula.

Treasures from Ninnaji Temple and Omuro

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries  January 16, 2018 (Tue)-March 11, 2018 (Sun)

Ninnaji, the head temple of the Omuro branch of the Shingon sect, was founded by the devotion of Emperor Koko in 886 (Ninna 2), and was completed under the following Emperor Uda in 888 (Ninna 4). Following generations of emperors became followers of the temple. Today, the temple is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.” This exhibition features treasures of Ninnaji, together with Buddhist sculptures and other precious artifacts preserved at temples of the Omuro branch.

Regular Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Honkan Room 14  February 27, 2018 (Tue)-March 18, 2018 (Sun)
Honkan Room T2  February 6, 2018 (Tue)-April 22, 2018 (Sun)
Programs by TNM volunteers
Honkan 2nd floor March 9, 2018 (Fri)   14:00 - 14:40   RESERVE_DAY
Toyokan TNM&TOPPAN Museum Theater January 4, 2018 (Thu) - April 22, 2018 (Sun)  (Every Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun,holiday) (Wed, Thu, Fri): 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
(Sat, Sun, Holiday): 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 
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