- September 18, 2013 (Wed) - September 29, 2013 (Sun)
- 9:30 - 17:00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Open until 20:00 on September 28 (Sat).
Open until 18:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays.
- Mondays (Except for Monday, September 16 and Monday, September 23), Tuesday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 24.
- Adults: 600 (500) yen
University Students: 400 (300) yen
High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and persons under 18 and over 70: Free
* ( ) 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.
The chicness of Edo Rinpa school: two-week special viewing of nine works,
including Sakai Hoitsu's Flowering Plants of Summer and Autumn
September 18 (Wed) - September 29 (Sun), 2013
Masterpieces and distinctive works from the Museum collection will be on exhibit during the Autumn Special Viewing.
Works on display this time include Sakai Hoitsu's extremely popular Flowering Plants of Summer and Autumn and Wakan Roei Shu Poetry Anthology Segment, Known as "Masuda", a Japanese-style masterpiece produced in the Heian period. In the Toyokan, rare works that were seldom exhibited before the building's renewal, such as the beautiful Banner with Two Standing Bodhisattvas (Five Dynasties Period - Northern Song dynasty), will be on display for a limited period of two weeks.
During this period, special events, such as performances, concerts, and lectures are scheduled.
Special dates to be noted are:
*September 21 (Sat), 2013 - the Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students
*September 28 (Sat), 2013 - extended opening until 20:00.
List of Works on Special Exhibition
[All works are from the Tokyo National Museum collection. Exhibition period: September 18 (Wed) - September 29 (Sun), 2013]
Honkan Room 7
Honkan Room 3
Toyokan Room 3
Banner with Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty, 9th century (Pelliot collection, Acquired through exchange with Musée Guimet) Toyokan Room 3
Banner with Standing Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty, 9th century (Pelliot collection, Acquired through exchange with Musée Guimet) Toyokan Room 3
Headdress, Bark of a white birch with silver ornament, Excavated at Yangsan Bubuchong, Korea, Three Kingdoms period (Silla), 6th century Toyokan Room 10
Lacquered Cup with Handles, Attributed provenance: Nangnang (Lelang) tomb, Korea, Nangnang (Lelang), 1st century BC - 3rd century AD (Gift of the Ogura Foundation) Toyokan Room 10
Attention! The section on autumn and winter from Sakai Hoitsu's Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons will also be exhibited. This is a must-see for Rinpa-school fans.
August 20, 2013 (Tue) - September 29, 2013 (Sun) Honkan Room 8
September 21 (Sat), 2013 - Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students
The Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students will be held again this year. Foreign students enrolled in Japanese schools, assistant teachers of foreign languages (ALTs), and their guardians will be allowed into regular exhibitions free of charge.
A variety of events are scheduled, including English guided tours especially designed for visitors from overseas, and the guided tour of the Highlights of Japanese Art exhibition, introducing the development of Japanese art in basic Japanese. Tea ceremonies for foreign students will also be held in Okyokan, one of the teahouses in the Museum Garden.
Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students 2013
September 28 (Sat), 2013 - Concerts and Special Extended Opening until 20:00
In the daytime a concert by flutist Ms. Ueno Yoshie and lectures are scheduled, while an Indonesian traditional music concert by Lambangsari, a performance group of Javanese Gamelan music, will be held in the evening. Please enjoy a long, autumn evening in the illuminated museum premises filled with a fantastic atmosphere.
Music Weeks in TOKYO 2013 -Machinaka Concert
11:00 - 11:30, 13:30 - 14:00 Hyokeikan Entrance
Traditional music of Indonesia, The Java gamelan and dancing
16:30 - 17:15, 18:30 - 19:15 Heiseikan Lounge
Asian beer garden
15:00 - 20:00 (Last order 19:20) Hyokeikan Entrance (To be cancelled in case of rain)
Autumn Special Viewing 2013 Basic information