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What's on today: February 15, 2020 (Sat)

Special Exhibition

Izumo and Yamato: The Birth of Ancient Japan

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries  January 15, 2020 (Wed)-March 8, 2020 (Sun)

The year 2020 marks 1,300 years since the compilation of Japan's oldest official history, The Chronicles of Japan (Nihon Shoki). The history contains two narratives: one of sacred lzumo inhabited by the gods of Shinto and ruled over by Ōkuninushi; and one of mortal Yamato, a place of human governance ruled over by the emperor. In partnership with their present-day counterparts, Shimane Prefecture (Izumo) and Nara Prefecture (Yamato), 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.

Regular Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room  February 4, 2020 (Tue)-March 15, 2020 (Sun)
Toyokan Room 8  January 2, 2020 (Thu)-March 1, 2020 (Sun)
Honkan Room 14  January 2, 2020 (Thu)-February 24, 2020 (Mon)
Toyokan TNM&TOPPAN Museum Theater January 2, 2020 (Thu) - March 8, 2020 (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. CANCELLED
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