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What's on today: October 18, 2020 (Sun)

Special Exhibition

Kōgei 2020 – The Art of Crafting Beauty from Nature

Hyokeikan   September 21, 2020 (Mon)-November 15, 2020 (Sun)

Kōgei 2020 – The Art of Crafting Beauty from Nature is a special exhibition hosted at the Tokyo National Museum’s Hyokeikan Gallery. The exhibition explores the relationship between nature and kōgei (Japanese craft arts) through a collection of works that are admired around the world, in both traditional and modern Japanese disciplines.

Momoyama: Artistic Visions in a Turbulent Century

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries  October 6, 2020 (Tue)-November 29, 2020 (Sun)

In Japanese political history, the Azuchi-Momoyama period refers to the 30-year period from the 1573 fall of the Muromachi shogunate until the establishment of the Edo shogunate in 1603. Focusing on the Momoyama arts that flourished during these years, the most vibrant and magnificent in Japanese art history, the many masterpieces presented here introduce Japan’s shifting aesthetics from the late Muromachi period through the early Edo period.

The 1543 arrival of firearms in Japan symbolized the beginning of what would become a warring states period that extended almost 100 years until Portuguese boats were banned from Japanese waters in 1639, a year after the Shimabara Uprising ended. During these years centered on the Azuchi-Momoyama period, Japan changed, shifting from the medieval to the pre-modern, from a time when samurai warlords rose to power through to the Edo shogunate's establishment of a peaceful regime.

This exhibition presents approximately 230 superb works to summarize the characteristics of the Momoyama period arts created in the turbulent years from the end of the Muromachi period through the early Edo period. What were the lives of the Japanese like during these chaotic years, what kind of culture did they develop? This exhibition’s assembly of art works from this almost century-long period will provide visitors with a chance to consider the “body and soul” of this noteworthy transitional time within the history of Japanese art.

Regular Exhibition
Thematic Exhibition
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 14  October 6, 2020 (Tue)-November 29, 2020 (Sun)
Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room  October 6, 2020 (Tue)-November 15, 2020 (Sun)
Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 8  September 24, 2020 (Thu)-November 15, 2020 (Sun)
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T1  September 24, 2020 (Thu)-November 23, 2020 (Mon)
Asian Gallery (Toyokan) TNM&TOPPAN Museum Theater October 7, 2020 (Wed) - January 17, 2021 (Sun)  (Every Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun,holiday) 11:00、12:00、13:30、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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