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Tokyo National Museum's 140th ANNIVERSARY "Autumn Special Viewing"

Autumn Special Viewing: As a Way of Saying “Thank You”
September 15 (Sat) - 30 (Sun), 2012

秋の特別公開

This autumn at the Tokyo National Museum, in its 140th year, we are holding events and thematic exhibitions of masterpieces, all as a show of our appreciation. In a special two-week period, together with our visitors we will highlight the history of this museum, a place that has been supported by many people.

Thematic Exhibition
We are displaying donated masterpieces as a way of expressing our gratitude to all the people who have donated items to the museum, together with saying “Thank you” to our visitors.

Events
September 21 (Fri), 2012, is Special Thanks Day at the Tokyo National Museum. The museum will be open until 22:00, and there will be events including live music for the museum’s 140th ANNIVERSARY “J-WAVE MUSIC CELEBRATION”.

 

Thanks for the incredible artworks!
  140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions to express our gratitude to museum donors.

140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions: Autumn Special Viewing, Donated Masterworks in the Tokyo National Museum Collection
September 15 (Sat) - 30 (Sun), 2012 Honkan Room T1&T2
Fayu Illustrated Biography of Priest Ippen Jar, Fish and water plant design in underglaze blue

Fayu (Elucidation of Buddhist teachings), By Yuanwu Keqin, China, Northern Song dynasty, dated 1124,
China (National Treasure, Gift of Mr. Matsudaira Naoaki)

Illustrated Biography of Priest Ippen (Illustrated Legends of Itinerant Priests) One of two handscrolls, Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Tanaka Shinbi) Jar, Fish and water plant design in underglaze blue, Jingdezhen ware, Yuan dynasty, 14th century, China (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Tanaka Yoshio)

 

Tea Bowl, Horimishima Type, Known as Kimura

140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions: Tea Ceremony Utensils of Hirota Fukkosai
September 4 (Tue) - November 25 (Sun), 2012 Honkan Room 4

Tea Bowl, Horimishima Type, Known as "Kimura", Joseon dynasty, 16th - 17th century, Korea (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Album of Citrus Fruits

140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions: The Variety and Appeal of the Tokugawa Collection of Books
September 11 (Tue) - November 4 (Sun), 2012 Honkan Room 16

Album of Citrus Fruits, By Hattori Sessai, Meiji period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Muneyoshi)
Interior of Daishido Hall of Otani-sect Honganji temple Inner chamber 140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions: Donated Works from Imperial Household Artists in the First Year of the Taisho Era (1912)
September 19 (Wed) - December 9 (Sun), 2012 Honkan Room 18&19

Interior of Daishido Hall of Otani-sect Honganji temple, Inner chamber; scale of 1/20 (detail), By Ito Hezaemon, 1912 (Gift of the artist)
[on exhibit from September 19 (Wed) to October 28 (Sun), 2012]

 

September 21 (Fri), 2012 is Special Thanks Day: The museum is open until 22:00

Moon Icon  Tokyo National Museum's 140th ANNIVERSARY "J-WAVE MUSIC CELEBRATION"
This is a collaborative event between Tokyo National Museum and J-WAVE (81.3 FM).
Details of the live music is posted on the J-WAVE website (in Japanese).

Moon Iconク Cool Off in the Evening Beer Garden
Opening hours: 16:00 – 22:00 (last orders at 21:20)
Location: In front of the Toyokan entrance

Moon Icon Free Admission to the Regular Exhibitions for Residents of Taito-ku!
At the Main Gate, please show a piece of identification that confirms your residency in Taito-ku (e.g., a personal ID card).


For details, please see the Special Thanks Day webpage.
 

Come to the Museum in Kimonos

 Beauty Looking Back In the period, September 15 (Sat)–30 (Sun), 2012, visitors to the Tokyo National Museum who are wearing kimonos will receive 100 yen off from the admission fee to the regular exhibitions.

*Please note, this discount cannot be combined with other discounts.
Beauty Looking Back, By Hishikawa Moronobu, Edo period, 17th century
[on exhibit from September 4 (Tue) to September 30 (Sun), 2012, Honkan Room 10]

 

Take commemorative photos next to copies of the masterpieces, "Pine Trees" and "Scenes in and Around Kyoto (Funaki Version)"

Why not take a commemorative photo of yourself in front of these high-resolution copies of screen paintings? (*Weather permitting)

Visitors take photos on a first-come first-served basis (36 time slots each day, reserve your time slot on the day).
Free with museum admission.

With the cooperation of : CANON INC.,
Pine Trees (copy)
Pine Trees (copy)

 

Temporary Opening of the Museum Garden

September 15 (Sat) - 30 (Sun), 2012 10:00 - 16:00
(*Weather permitting)

 

Date
September 15, 2012 (Sat) - September 30, 2012 (Sun)  
Time
9:30 - 17:00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Open until 22:00 on September 21 (Sat).
Open until 18:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays.
Closed
Mondays (Except for Monday, September 17), Tuesday, September 18.
Admissions
Adults: 600 (500) yen
University Students: 400 (300) yen
High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and persons under 18 and over 70: Free
* Free admission to regular exhibitions on Monday, September 17.
* ( ) indicate prices for those in groups of 20 or more.
* Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.
* Regular admission is free for persons under 18 and over 70. Please show proof of age (driver's license, passport, etc.) when entering.


Related Exhibition

  1. 140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions: Autumn Special Viewing, Donated Masterworks in the Tokyo National Museum Collection
  2. Japanese Gallery (Honkan)-Room T1 & T2
    September 15, 2012 (Sat) - September 30, 2012 (Sun)

  3. 140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions: The Variety and Appeal of the Tokugawa Collection of Books
  4. Japanese Gallery (Honkan)-Room 16
    September 11, 2012 (Tue) - November 4, 2012 (Sun)

  5. 140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions: Tea Ceremony Utensils of Hirota Fukkosai
  6. Japanese Gallery (Honkan)-Room 4
    September 4, 2012 (Tue) - November 25, 2012 (Sun)

  7. 140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions: Donated Works from Imperial Household Artists in the First Year of the Taisho Era (1912)
  8. Japanese Gallery (Honkan)-Room 18 & 19
    September 19, 2012 (Wed) - December 9, 2012 (Sun)


Related Events

  1. Free English Guided Tour - Highlight of Japanesea Art - [September schedule] *“The 140th anniversary”Version
  2. Japanese Gallery (Honkan)-2nd floor
    September 14, 2012 (Fri) 14:00 - 14:40

  3. Free English Guided Tour - Highlight of Japanesea Art - [September schedule] *“The 140th anniversary”Version
  4. Japanese Gallery (Honkan)-2nd floor
    September 16, 2012 (Sun) 12:00 - 12:40

  5. Free English Guided Tour - Highlight of Japanesea Art - [September schedule] *“The 140th anniversary”Version
  6. Japanese Gallery (Honkan)-2nd floor
    September 21, 2012 (Fri) 14:00 - 14:40

  7. Donated Masterworks in the Tokyo National Museum Collection
  8. Japanese Gallery (Honkan)-Room T1
    September 21, 2012 (Fri)

  9. Ogawa Kazumasa: The Sole Artist to the Imperial Household in Photography
  10. Japanese Gallery (Honkan)-Room 20
    September 21, 2012 (Fri) 14:00 - 14:30

  11. Tea Ceremony Utensils of the Hirota Fukkosai Collection
  12. Japanese Gallery (Honkan)-Room 4
    September 21, 2012 (Fri) 16:00 - 16:30

  13. Special Thanks Day
  14. September 21, 2012 (Fri) 9:30 - 22:00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)

  15. Tokyo National Museum and Imperial Household Artists
  16. Heiseikan-Auditorium
    November 17, 2012 (Sat) 13:30 - 15:00

  17. Tokyo National Museum’s 140th Anniversary “Thanks to the Energy of Culture” Campaign
  18. January 2, 2012 (Mon) - March 31, 2013 (Sun)