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DOGU: The Dawn of Japanese Beauty


Five clay figurines all designated as National Treasures together in one place.
They represent the “dawn of Japanese beauty.”

The Jomon period began around 11,000 B.C. and lasted for about 10,000 years. Many of the clay figurines created during this period are based on the female form. A total of about 20,000 clay figurines have been discovered in Japan to date, yet only five of them have been designated as National Treasures. All five of these figurines have been beautifully recreated through VR technology, which you are invited to experience with the assistance of a live guide. Come and join us to experience the spirit, creative power, and aesthetic sense of the Jomon people through these figurines and the thoughts they embody.

*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.


June 14, 2023 (Wed) - October 1, 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
Running time
about 35 min.
High school students and above: ¥600
*Regular admission fees apply to persons over 18 (excluding high-school students) and under 70.
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥300
*July 26, 2023(Wed) – September 24, 2023(Sun) Elementary school students: Free
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.
Supervision of
Tokyo National Museum
Toppan Inc.
050-5541-8600("Hello Dial")