>> What's on today: April 16, 2019 (Tue)

What's on today: April 16, 2019 (Tue)

Special Exhibition

The 30th Anniversary of the Enthronement
Cultural Exchanges of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress: Sharing the Beauty of Japan

Honkan Room T4 & T5  March 5, 2019 (Tue)-April 29, 2019 (Mon)

This exhibition features artworks connected to the Imperial Family from the collections of the Imperial Household Agency. These artworks include the folding screens, Poetry and Genre Scenes from Yuki and Suki Provinces for Daijosai (Grand Thanksgiving Festival after the Enthronement), which were created by Higashiyama Kaii and Takayama Tatsuo in 1990 for a ceremony held upon the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor Akihito. The exhibition also displays Japanese works introduced by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan on their visits to foreign countries. The Japanese culture conveyed by Their Majesties deepened the world's understanding of Japan and further promoted international exchanges with our country. In a year that marks the 30th anniversary of the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor Akihito, this exhibition introduces the cultural exchange undertaken by Their Majesties the  Emperor and Empress of Japan.

National Treasures of To-ji Temple; Kukai and the Sculpture Mandala

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries  March 26, 2019 (Tue)-June 2, 2019 (Sun)

This comprehensive exhibition will present cultural properties handed down at To-ji, with a focus on the numerous treasured articles associated with Kukai himself. The Lecture Hall of To-ji houses Kukai’s sculpture mandala, a three-dimensional representation of the pantheon of Shingon Buddhism. This exhibition will feature an unprecedented 15 of the mandala’s 21 sculptures, including 11 National Treasures and 4 Important Cultural Properties. Other magnificent sculptures and paintings, as well as works of calligraphy and decorative art representing the pinnacle of artistic expression in Esoteric Buddhism will also be displayed. We invite you to witness these priceless objects, passed down together with the teachings of Kukai for nearly 1,200 years at To-ji temple.

Regular Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Honkan Room 8 & Room 11  April 16, 2019 (Tue)-May 6, 2019 (Mon)
Honkan Room 14  March 19, 2019 (Tue)-June 23, 2019 (Sun)
Toyokan Room 5  January 2, 2019 (Wed)-April 21, 2019 (Sun)
Family Gallery
Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room  April 16, 2019 (Tue)-May 26, 2019 (Sun)
Other Events
The Garden March 12, 2019 (Tue) - May 19, 2019 (Sun) 
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