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Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students 2009

Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students
Free Admission for Foreign Students upon Presentation of Your Student ID!
Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students 2009 Come and learn more about Japanese Traditional Art and Culture!
The Cultural Exchange Day is designed for students studying in Japan from abroad to enjoy and deepen their understanding about Japanese art and culture.
On Saturday, October 3, 2009, foreign students will be admitted
free to all regular exhibitions of the Honkan (Japanese Gallery), Hyokeikan (Asian Gallery), Heiseikan First Floor (Japanese Archaeology Gallery) and the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures.
There will be special programs for foreign students, such as lectures and English guides.
 General Information
Date October 3, 2009, 9:30-17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
Admissions
* Free admission to our regular exhibitions
Honkan (Japanese Gallery), Hyokeikan (Asian Gallery), Heiseikan First Floor (Japanese Archaeology Gallery) and the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures
* Please present your student ID upon entering
Organizer Tokyo National Museum
With the Sponsorship of TOKYO BIJUTSU Inc.
 Special Programs for Foreign Students  (All programs are performed in Japanese except for English-Speaking Guides)
 Introduction of the Museum "Welcome to the Tokyo National Museum"
(1)10:00 - 10:20, (2)12:00 - 12:20 at Honkan Room 20 (60 seats, first-come first-served)
 English-Speaking Guides "Highlights of Japanese Art"
(1)11:00 - 12:30, (2)14:00 - 15:30
At Honkan 2nd Floor, "Highlights of Japanese Art"
 Japanese Tea Ceremony Performances
(1)11:30 - 12:15, (2)12:30 - 13:15, (3)15:30 - 16:15
At the Okyokan teahouse in the Museum Gardens
* Limited to 30 persons only. Register 30 mins before start time at entrance to Museum Gardens, beside Restaurant "L'accord" (Toyokan).
13:30 - 15:00 at Heiseikan Auditorium (380 seats, first-come first-served)
Lecture by Kobayashi Maki, Senior Manager of Public Relations and Press, Tokyo National Museum
 Current Regular Exhibitions
Honkan (Japanese Gallery)
Enjoy the beauty of Japanese art.
The chronological exhibition "Highlights of Japanese Art" on the 2nd floor provides a general overview of Japanese art history. The galleries on the 1st floor exhibit works such as sculpture, ceramics, and lacquerware according to genre.
Hyokeikan (Asian Gallery)
Explore art from Asian regions.
Five exhibition rooms are dedicated to the art and antiquities of Asia, including those from China, the Korean peninsula, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, and Egypt.
Heiseikan First Floor (Japanese Archaeology)
In the Archaeology Gallery, visitors can view the Japanese history through archaeological objects dating from several thousand B.C. up to the late 19th century
The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures
Introducing ancient art. Houses more than 300 items from among the Horyuji Treasures, a collection of Buddhist art treasures originally donated to the Imperial family by Horyuji temple.
Date
October 3, 2009 (Sat)
Time
9:30 - 17:00



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