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The Scrolls of Frolicking Animals from A to Z!

Want to Know More? Introduction to the World of Frolicking Animals!

At the beginning of the Kamakura period (13th century), a Buddhist priest named Myoe restored Kosan-ji in the mountains of Kyoto. A set of handscrolls painted over 800 years ago was passed down at this tranquil mountain temple, and is now a National Treasure known as The Scrolls of Frolicking Animals.
This VR focuses on the first of the four extant scrolls and provides detailed and easy-to-follow explanations of the miraculous world of animals unfolding vividly on the scroll.

*We anticipate congestion just before the entrance time. Please purchase tickets as early as possible, well in advance of the show time.

Website: TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater

* English audio guide available (Free)

* You may not enter mid-way through the program.

* Screening schedule and capacity are subject to change.

* From April 1, 2022, visitors can view the regular exhibitions without making reservations.
Please purchase your ticket at the ticket booth by the Main Gate.


January 2, 2023 (Mon) - March 5, 2023 (Sun)   (Every Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun,Holiday)
Asian Gallery (Toyokan)-TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater
[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
*Additional screenings will be shown from 11:00 on Monday, January 2 and Tuesday, January 3.
Running time
about 35 min.
High school students and above: 600yen
*Regular admission fees apply to persons over 18 (excluding high-school students) and under 70.
Elementary and junior high school students: 300yen
Pre-school children and persons with disability and one person accompanying them: Free
Ticket purchase
At the theater entrance
*Admission at the front of the theater ends at screening time.
Tokyo National Museum, National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties, Togano-o Kosan-ji Temple
Toppan Inc.
050-5541-8600(Hello Dial)