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November 23, 2005 (Wed)Heiseikan

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The Heiseikan, built to commemorate the crown prince's wedding in 1993, serves primarily as the space for special exhibitions. For this purpose there are four special exhibition galleries on the second floor, as well as the Japanese Archaeological Gallery.

Floor Map


1st floor: Japanese Archaeology (Four Major Works of Each Period)

 Image of "Four Major Works of Each Period" 
Four Major Works of Each Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Exhibiting:
Dogu figurine, excavated fro Kamegaoka site, Kizukuri-machi, Aomori, Jomon period (Important Cultural Property)
Bronze Bell, reportedly excavated from Kagawa prefecture, Middle Yayoi period, (National Treasure)
Haniwa dancing people, excavated from Nohara, Konan-machi, Saitama, Kofun period (Important Cultural Property)
Jar, with arabesque pattern, excavated from Sachi-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Heian period (Lent by Keio University, Tokyo, exhibiting from July 5, 2005)

1st floor: Japanese Archaeology (Chronological Exhibition)

 Image of "The Dawning of Japanese Culture    Paleolithic Period" 
The Dawning of Japanese Culture  Paleolithic Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Stone Tools, 30, 000 B.C.
Polished Stone Axes, 30, 000 B.C.

 Image of "Becoming Part of the East Asian World    Yayoi Period I" 
Becoming Part of the East Asian World  Yayoi Period I
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Long-necked Jar, 2nd - 3rd century (Important Cultural Property)
and Pottery Jar, wood plow, turtle-shaped pottery wares, etc.

 Image of "The Start of Political Society    Yayoi period II - Kofun period I" 
The Start of Political Society  Yayoi period II - Kofun period I
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Mirror with divinity and animal design, from Koganezuka Tumulus, Izumi-shi, Osaka, Kofun period (Important Cultural Property)

 Image of "The Rise of Local Rulers    Kofun period IV" 
The Rise of Local Rulers  Kofun period IV
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Horse Bit with "f"-shaped Cheek Ornaments, excavated from Edafunayama kofun, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)

 Image of "The Independence of Japanese Culture    Jomon Period" 
The Independence of Japanese Culture  Jomon Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Spouted vessel with human figure decorations, From Moheji, Kamiiso-cho, Hokkaido, Jomon period, 2000-1000 B.C. (Important Cultural Property)
and Dogu, clay plates, clay objects, etc.

 Image of "The Emergence of the Yamato Government    Kofun period II" 
The Emergence of the Yamato Government  Kofun period II
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Mirror with Hunting images , reportedly excavated from Hachimanbara-cho, Takasaki-shi, Gunma, Kofun period (Important Cultural Property)
Bronze Arrowheads, 4th century
Stone Dish with Four Legs, 4th - 5th cen

 Image of "Culture from the Silk Road    Kofun period V" 
Culture from the Silk Road  Kofun period V
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Cut Glass Bowl with Round Designs in Relief, Iran, 8th century (Private collection)

 Image of "From Tang to Nara and From Nara to the Rest of Japan    Nara period" 
From Tang to Nara and From Nara to the Rest of Japan  Nara period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Three Color-glazed Jar with Lid, excavated from Ibaraki-shi, Osaka, Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)

 Image of "Aristocrats of the Ritsuryo System    Heian Period" 
Aristocrats of the Ritsuryo System  Heian Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Green-glazed Vase with Handle, excavated from Okabe-machi, Saitama, Heian period, 10th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Okabe-machi, Saitama)

 Image of "The Rise of Warrior Class Culture    Late Heian - Muromachi period" 
The Rise of Warrior Class Culture  Late Heian - Muromachi period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Jar, Tokoname Ware, with natural glaze, excavated from Miyado, Asaka-shi, Saitama, Heian period, 12th century

 Image of "The Flowering of Daimyo Culture    Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period" 
The Flowering of Daimyo Culture  Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Large Dish with Flowering Plants in Overglaze Enamels, Kokutani type, Imari Ware, Edo period, 17th century

 Image of "The Five Kings of Yamato    Kofun period III" 
The Five Kings of Yamato  Kofun period III
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Iron Sword with Inlaid Silver Inscription, excavated from Edafunayama kofun, Kumamoto, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)
Mirror with human figures, derived from Sumidahachiman Jinja, Wakayama, Kofun period, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure, Lent by Sumidahachiman Jinja, Wakayama, Exhibiting through September 11, 2005)

1st floor Japanese Archaeology (Thematic Exhibitions)

 Image of "Sword Mountings of the Kofun Period" 
Sword Mountings of the Kofun Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  September 21, 2005 (Wed) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Sword guards, ring-shaped pommels, etc.

 Image of "Sacred Rites of the Kofun Period" 
Sacred Rites of the Kofun Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 20, 2005 (Wed) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Stone models of sword, axe, and dish, 4th - 5th century

 Image of "Metalwork of the Yayoi Period" 
Metalwork of the Yayoi Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 7, 2005 (Tue) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Bronze swords, bronze halberds and bronze bells

 Image of "The Development of Sue Ware" 
The Development of Sue Ware
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 7, 2005 (Tue) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Introducing New potteries from China, including Ring-shaped Flask and Covered Jar with Deer Ornaments, 6th century

 Image of "Ornaments of Kings" 
Ornaments of Kings
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 7, 2005 (Tue) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Objects from the Eda-Funayama Tumulus, 5th - 6th century (National Treasure)

 Image of "Tile with Buddhist Image" 
Tile with Buddhist Image
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - January 9, 2006 (Mon)

Tiles decorating temple buildings, Including Tile with Buddhist Triad and Tile with Buddhist Image, 7th century

 Image of "Tiles with Inscriptions from Ancient Shimousa Area" 
Tiles with Inscriptions from Ancient Shimousa Area
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - January 9, 2006 (Mon)

Tiles with Inscription from the Nara period, 8th century

 Image of "The World of Nara Period Officials" 
The World of Nara Period Officials
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - January 9, 2006 (Mon)

Wooden plate and stationaries,
Including Bronze Seal of the Mikasadan (Mikasa Group; copy), Nara period, 8th century

 Image of "Sutra Mounds - Time Capsules for 5,670,000,000 Years" 
Sutra Mounds - Time Capsules for 5,670,000,000 Years
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - January 9, 2006 (Mon)

Objects baried in sutra mounds Including objects from the Gokurakuji Sutra Mound, Kodera-machi, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Jofukuji, Hyogo)

 Image of "Cinerary Urns of Mediaval Cremation" 
Cinerary Urns of Mediaval Cremation
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - January 9, 2006 (Mon)

Cinerary urns made of bronze, stone and ceramic

 Image of "Ritual tools from the Main building of the Edo castle" 
Ritual tools from the Main building of the Edo castle
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - January 9, 2006 (Mon)

Obejcts excavated from areas used to be the main building of the Edo Castle, including Cakra Wheel Bronze, 17th century

 Image of "Room tiles of Edo period Warlords Houses" 
Room tiles of Edo period Warlords Houses
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 21, 2005 (Tue) - January 9, 2006 (Mon)

Including:
Round Eave Tile with paired crane crest, excavated from the House of Morioka feudal clan located in current Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Edo period, 18th - 19th century

 Image of "Everyday Tools" 
Everyday Tools
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 7, 2005 (Tue) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Tools for hunting and meals of the Jomon period, including stone spears, fishhooks, and stone spoons

 Image of "Personal Accessories and Ritual Objects" 
Personal Accessories and Ritual Objects
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 7, 2005 (Tue) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Earrings and magatama jade of the Jomon period

 Image of "Post Jomon Culture in Hokkaido" 
Post Jomon Culture in Hokkaido
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 7, 2005 (Tue) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Earthenware, stone stools, magatama jade and small gems

 Image of "Daily tools of Yayoi" 
Daily tools of Yayoi
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 7, 2005 (Tue) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Stone ax, Stone knife, etc.

 Image of "Yayoi Tools and Accessories" 
Yayoi Tools and Accessories
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 7, 2005 (Tue) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Antler Fishhook; Shell Bracelets from the 1st - 3rd century

 Image of "Mirrors with Year Inscriptions" 
Mirrors with Year Inscriptions
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 7, 2005 (Tue) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Mirror with Deities Design 4th century

 Image of "Development of Beads and Jade Tools Production" 
Development of Beads and Jade Tools Production
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 7, 2005 (Tue) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Crystal Round Bead, excavated from Koganezuka kofun, Izumi-shi, Osaka, Kofun period, 4th - 5th century (Important Cultural Property)
and other crystal/glass/jade objects

 Image of "Iron Agricultural Tools of Kofun Period" 
Iron Agricultural Tools of Kofun Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 7, 2005 (Tue) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Axe, sickle, and plow

 Image of "Metal Accessaries" 
Metal Accessaries
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 7, 2005 (Tue) - December 18, 2005 (Sun)

Gold earrings, bangles and other accessaries

 Image of "Haniwa Objects" 
Haniwa Objects
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 14, 2005 (Tue) - December 25, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Haniwa (terracotta tomb ornament): Storage Houses with Gable Roofs, 5th century (Important Cultural Property)

 Image of "The Flourishing of Haniwa Figures" 
The Flourishing of Haniwa Figures
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 14, 2005 (Tue) - December 25, 2005 (Sun)

Including:
Warrior in Keiko Armor, Haniwa, 6th century (National Treasure)

1st floor

 Image of "Modern Sculpture" 
Modern Sculpture
Corridor  March 28, 2005 (Mon) - April 2, 2006 (Sun)

Including:
Japanese Lady by V. Ragusa, Meiji Period, dated 1881 (On Exhibit thru December 18, 2005)
Eva by A. Rodin, 19th century

2nd floor Special Exhibition Galleries

 Image of "HOKUSAI" 
Special Exhibition  HOKUSAI
Special Exhibition Galleries  October 25, 2005 (Tue) - December 4, 2005 (Sun)

This exhibition features approximately 500 works of Katsushika Hokusai, introducing his 70-year career in six chronological parts.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936 (JP2569) Photograph
© 1994 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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