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Change of Exhibits, Regular Exhibitions: Starting from November 13, 2018 (Tue)

Regular exhibitions at Tokyo National Museum are rotated almost every week. This page provides the latest information on the change of exhibits.
* Some works are exhibited for a longer period of time.


Indian Miniature Paintings
Room 13  November 13, 2018 (Tue) - December 9, 2018 (Sun)

Indian miniature paintings established a uniquely meticulous, colorful, and passionate style, with various painting schools. An appeal of the paintings to viewers is the abundance of elements vividly contained each picture, such as myths, music, and nature.

Current exhibit includes:
Maharaja Zorawar Singh of Bikaner on Horseback, By the Bikaner school, India, Ca. mid–18th century
Man on Horseback,
By the Bikaner school, India, First half of 18th century

Ethnic Cultures of Asia: Religious Carvings of Melanesia
Room 13  November 13, 2018 (Tue) - February 3, 2019 (Sun)

The South Pacific is located directly south of the Japanese archipelago, and includes tens of thousands of islands, large and small, including Hawaii and New Guinea. Around 4,000 years ago, people of Asian origin crossed the waters and dispersed across this region, where they developed their unique cultures and faiths.
In Melanesia, a southwestern region of the South Pacific, ancestral spirits and other spirits were revered, and idols representing them were eagerly created. This exhibition showcases carvings such as a crocodile sculpture and masks representing these spirits. 

Male Funerary Figure (Kulap), Second half of 19th century (Gift of Mr. Yoshijima Tokiyasu)
Female Funerary Figure (
Kulap), Second half of 19th century (Gift of Mr. Yoshijima Tokiyasu)
Second half of 19th–early 20th century (Gift of Mr. Fujikawa Seijiro)