Since its renovation in 2013, the Asian Gallery has proposed many ways to introduce the cultures of Asia through the theme, “Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum.” To celebrate the 10th year since the renovation, we will explore the Asian Gallery with the theme, "Party in Asia."
Parties provide a space for people to recognize a shared purpose without boundaries. This exhibition features works that depict poetry readings and music events among the people of the court as well as tableware and ritual implements used in gatherings around Asia. Other works include embroideries representing the joyous thoughts shared at a wedding, and an image of musicians coming together to make offerings to the Buddha. The theme of the party presents the diversity in the values and ideas of Asian cultures.
*All the works are in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum.