>> What's on today: May 16, 2019 (Thu)

What's on today: May 16, 2019 (Thu)

Special Exhibition

Masterpieces of Japanese Art: From Sesshu and Eitoku to Korin and Hokusai

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) T5, T4, T2 & T1  May 3, 2019 (Fri)-June 2, 2019 (Sun)

This special exhibition is being held as part of the “TSUMUGU PROJECT: Inheriting the Beauty of Japan”, a project that aims to protect and pass on the beauty of Japan that is inherent in the masterpieces of the Imperial Collections and National Treasures. The exhibition brings together superlative artworks by famous Japanese artists, including Sesshu Toyo, Ogata Korin, and Katsushika Hokusai. Furthermore, a masterpiece associated with the Imperial Family, Chinese Lions by Kano Eitoku, and the National Treasure, Cypress Trees, also by Eitoku in his final years, will be exhibited together throughout the entire exhibition period. We invite visitors to enjoy these renowned masterpieces of Japanese art, which stretch from the Heian period to the early modern period.

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
Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5  April 23, 2019 (Tue)-July 15, 2019 (Mon)
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 14  March 19, 2019 (Tue)-June 23, 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) 
Asian Gallery (Toyokan) TNM&TOPPAN Museum Theater March 27, 2019 (Wed) - June 30, 2019 (Sun)  (Every Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun,holiday) (Wed, Thu, Fri): 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
(Sat, Sun, Holidays): 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 
*Admission starts 5minites prior to screening.
*You may not enter mid-way through the program. RESERVE_DAY
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