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Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum

This year’s feature is China. Highlighted works from the Tokyo National Museum encounter masterpieces from the Shanghai Museum (nicknamed Shang-bo), one of the finest collections in China, in a dream collaboration celebrated by festive events related to Chinese cultures.
 

Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum
Events intensive period "September 27 (Tue) - October 10 (Mon), 2016"

 

 

Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum

This year’s Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum features China. During this time, masterpieces from the Shanghai Museum and the Tokyo National Museum are on view in a dream collaboration. We hope visitors enjoy our exhibits, dynamic as ever, at the Toyokan Asian Gallery.

菩薩立像/重要文化財 如来三尊仏龕
Left: Standing Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century (Lent by the Shanghai Museum)
[August 30 (Tue), 2016 - February 26 (Sun), 2017, Toyokan Room 1, Chinese Buddhist Sculpture ]
Right:

Buddha Triad in a Niche, Tang dynasty, dated 703 (Important Cultural Property)
[April 12 (Tue), 2016 - April 9 (Sun), 2017, Toyokan Room 1, Chinese Buddhist Sculpture]

青花蓮龍文碗/青花唐草文高足碗
 
Left: Bowl, Lotus and dragon design in underglaze blue, Jingdezhen ware, China, Ming dynasty, Zhengde era (Lent by the Shanghai Museum)
[August 30 (Tue), 2016 - February 26 (Sun), 2017, Toyokan Room 5, Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Chinese Ceramics]
Right:

High-footed Bowl, Arabesque design in underglaze blue, Jingdezhen ware, China, Ming dynasty, Xuande era
[August 30 (Tue), 2016 - February 26 (Sun), 2017, Toyokan Room 5, Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Chinese Ceramics]

緙絲花鳥図壁掛/重要文化財 四季花鳥図(秋)
Left:

Tapestry, Flower and bird design, Qing dynasty, 18th century (Lent by the Shanghai Museum)
[August 30 (Tue), 2016 - October 23 (Sun), 2016, Toyokan Room 8, Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy with Furnishings]

Right:

Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons: Autumn, By Lu Ji, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century (Important Cultural Property)
[August 30 (Tue), 2016 - September 25 (Sun), 2016, Toyokan Room 8, Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy with Furnishings]

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Events intensive period "September 27 (Tue) - October 10 (Mon), 2016"

古筝と馬頭琴の演奏
Morin Khuur

Festive Asian Performances


Sitar Performances

September 28 (Wed) 13:30 and 15:00 Toyokan room 1

Guzheng and Morin Khuur Performances
October 9 (Sun) 13:30 and 15:00 Toyokan room 1

Traditional Chinese Acrobatic Performances
October 10 (Mon) 13:30 and 15:00 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.
September 29 (Thu), October 1 (Sat) , 2(Sun), 6(Thu) 11:00 - 16:00 Toyokan entrance

 
 

Try It on and Strike a Pose!
Try on traditional Chinese and Korean and Japanese costumes - experiencing some of the differences between these cultures - and pose for a photo. Costumes for both children and adults will be available.
Events intensive period "September 27 (Tue) - October 10 (Mon), 2016" 12:00 - 17:00 Toyokan entrance

 

 

Taste Asian Foods
Food cars with a variety of drinks and cuisine will be waiting to serve visitors in front of the Asian Gallery.

 

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Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum

Date
August 30, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)  
Venue
Asian Gallery (Toyokan)


Related Exhibition

  1. Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Chinese Textiles
  2. Asian Gallery (Toyokan)-Room 5 & 13
    July 26, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)

  3. Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy with Furnishings (Chinese Painting and Calligraphy)
  4. Asian Gallery (Toyokan)-Room 8
    August 30, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)

  5. Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy with Furnishings (Furnishings)
  6. Asian Gallery (Toyokan)-Room 8
    August 30, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)

  7. Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Chinese Bronzes
  8. Asian Gallery (Toyokan)-Room 5
    August 30, 2016 (Tue) - February 26, 2017 (Sun)

  9. Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Chinese Ceramics
  10. Asian Gallery (Toyokan)-Room 5
    August 30, 2016 (Tue) - February 26, 2017 (Sun)

  11. Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
  12. Asian Gallery (Toyokan)-Room 1
    April 12, 2016 (Tue) - April 9, 2017 (Sun)