Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students Free Admission for Foreign Students upon Presentation of Your Student ID!
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 Sunday, October 3, 2010, foreign students will be admittedfree to all regular exhibitions of the Honkan (Japanese Gallery), Hyokeikan (Asian Gallery), Heiseikan 1F (Japanese Archaeology Gallery) and the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures.
There will be special programs for foreign students, such as Tea ceremony performances and English guides.
October 3, 2010, 9:30-17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
Free admission to our regular exhibitions
Honkan (Japanese Gallery), Hyokeikan (Asian Gallery), Heiseikan 1F (Japanese Archaeology Gallery) and the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures
Please present your student ID upon entering
Tokyo National Museum
With the Sponsorship of
TOKYO BIJUTSU Inc.
Special Programs for Foreign Students (All programs are in Japanese, except for "English-Speaking Volunteer Guides".)
Introduction to the Museum "Welcome to the Tokyo National Museum"
(1)10:30 - 10:50, (2)13:30 - 13:50 at Honkan 1F Room 20 (50 seats in order of arrival)
Japanese Tea Ceremony Performances
(1)11:30 - 12:15, (2)12:30 - 13:15, (3)14:30 - 15:15, (4)15:30 - 16:15
At the Okyokan teahouse in the Museum Garden
* Maximum 35 persons per session. Reservations accepted at the Museum Garden entrance starting 30 mins. prior to each session on a first-come, first-served basis.
Volunteer Guided Tour: Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints
15:00 - 15:20
Meet at Entrance Hall of Honkan (Japanese Gallery)
English-Speaking Volunteer Guides for "Highlights of Japanese Art"
(1)11:00 - 12:30, (2)14:00 - 15:30 at Honkan 2F
Volunteer guides will be standing by in the galleries to introduce selected works at your request.
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. Genre galleries on the 1st floor showcase a variety of works, including sculpture, ceramics, and lacquerware.
Hyokeikan (Asian Gallery)
Explore the arts of Asia.
This gallery features art and archaeological objects from continental Asia, from Korea & China in the east to Egypt in the west.
The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures
The Horyuji Treasures date from the 7th and 8th centuries, and comprise one of the oldest and most renowned collections of cultural properties in Japan. The gallery was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Yoshio Taniguchi.