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Asia Fest at the Tokyo National Museum

There are many special events planned for Asia Fest at the Tokyo National Museum this autumn. At the exhibition "Asian Elegance: Masterpieces of Ceramics," specially selected pieces from Japan, China, and Korea will be shown together for the very first time. And as part of the event "Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum" in the Regular Exhibition, there will be many more must-see artworks and archeological artifacts on display. Other special events will bring excitement to the festival, and the beauty of East Asian art will be presented to the fullest!

Joint Special Exhibition of National Museums, Japan, China and Korea, 2014 East Asian Elegance: Masterpieces of Ceramics
"Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum" at the Regular Exhibition
Events for "Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum"

 

Joint Special Exhibition of National Museums, Japan, China and Korea, 2014 East Asian Elegance: Masterpieces of Ceramics

Honkan Room T5   September 20 (Sat) - November 24 (Mon), 2014

This is the first time a joint exhibition will be held by national museums of Japan, China and Korea. The exhibition displays world-renowned ceramic masterpieces from the collections of the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of China and the National Museum of Korea.

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Jar, Autumn grasses design, From Minami Kase, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Keio University, Tokyo)

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"Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum" at the Regular Exhibition

During the event "Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum," the best of the best from the museum's outstanding East Asian collection will be on display. Go on a "journey through Asia" by seeing some of the greatest art this region has produced.
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菩薩立像青磁輪花鉢緑釉犬

Left:  Standing Bodhisattva, Gandhara, Pakistan, Kushan dynasty, 2nd century
[on exhibit through the year Toyokan Room 3]
Cener:  Bowl with Foliate Rim, Celadon glaze, Guan ware, China, Southern Song dynasty, 12th - 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
[May 27 (Tue) - December 7 (Mon), 2014 Toyokan Room 5, ” Guan Ware Celadon cherished by Japanese”]
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Dog, Green glaze, Eastern Han dynasty, 2nd - 3rd century (Gift of Mr. Takeyoshi Michikazu)
[August 19 (Tue) - December 7 (Sun), 2014 Toyokan Room 5]

 

五龍図巻
Five Dragons, Attributed to Chen Rong, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)
[September 30 (Tue) - November 3 (Mon), 2014 Toyokan Room 8 "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy: Treasures Passed Down to the Present”]

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Events for "Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum"

Festive Asian Performances

Traditional Korean Drum Performance
October 4 (Sat) 14:00 and 16:00 Main Gate-In front of The Toyokan

Traditional Chinese Peking Opera, Acrobatic Performance, and Musical Show
October 5 (Sun) 14:00 and 16:00 Main Gate-In front of The Toyokan

 

Experience Asia

Color in Pictures
Color in pictures based on artworks from the Asian Gallery and take them home as souvenirs. Pictures for both children and adults will be available.
October 4 (Sat) , 5(Sun), 11(Sat), 12(Sun) 11:00 - 16:00 Toyokan entrance hall

 

Try It on and Strike a Pose!
Try on traditional Chinese and Korean costumes - experiencing some of the differences between these two cultures - and pose for a photo. Costumes for both children and adults will be available.
During the event "Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum" 11:00 - 16:00 Toyokan entrance hall

 

 

Taste Asian Foods
Food cars with a variety of drinks and cuisine will be waiting to serve visitors in front of the Asian Gallery.
October 3 (Fri) 17:00 - 20:00
October 4 (Sat) , 5 (Sun) 11:00 - 20:00
October 10 (Fri) 17:00 - 21:00
October 11 (Sat) 11:00 - 21:00
October 12 (Sun), 13(Mon) 11:00 - 18:00

 

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Asia Fest at the Tokyo National Museum

Date
September 20, 2014 (Sat) - October 13, 2014 (Mon)  
Venue
Toyokan


Related Exhibition

  1. Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum
  2. Toyokan
    September 30, 2014 (Tue) - October 13, 2014 (Mon)

  3. Joint Special Exhibition of National Museums, Japan, China and Korea, 2014 East Asian Elegance: Masterpieces of Ceramics
  4. Honkan-Room T5
    September 20, 2014 (Sat) - November 24, 2014 (Mon)