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November 17, 2007 (Sat)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 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

Exhibiting:
Dogu figurine, excavated from Goubara, Higashiagatsuma-machi, Gunma, late Jomon period (Important Cultural Property, on exhibit from July 3, 2007)
Bronze Bell, reportedly excavated from Kagawa prefecture, Middle Yayoi period (National Treasure)
Dancing people (terra-cotta tomb figurine), rFrom Nohara, Kumagai-shi, Saitama, Kofun Period (exhibiting through September 9, 2007)
Haniwa, warrior in short armor, excavated from Kumagai-shi, Saitama (Important Cultural Property)

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 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

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

 Image of "The Independence of Japanese Culture    Jomon Period" 
The Independence of Japanese Culture  Jomon Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

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

 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 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

Including:
Jar, From Asagiri-machi, Kumamoto, Yayoi period, 1st - 3rd century (Important Cultural Property, Private collection)
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 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

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

 Image of "The Emergence of the Yamato    Kofun period II" 
The Emergence of the Yamato  Kofun period II
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

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

 Image of "The Five Kings of Yamato    Kofun period III" 
The Five Kings of Yamato  Kofun period III
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (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)

 Image of "The Rise of Local Rulers    Kofun period IV" 
The Rise of Local Rulers  Kofun period IV
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

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

 Image of "Culture from the Silk Road    Kofun period V" 
Culture from the Silk Road  Kofun period V
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (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 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

Including:
Three Color-glazed Jar, excavated from China, Nara period, 8th century

 Image of "Aristocrats of the Ritsuryo System    Heian Period" 
Aristocrats of the Ritsuryo System  Heian Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

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

 Image of "The Rise of Warrior Class CultureThe Rise of Warrior Class Culture    Late Heian - Muromachi period" 
The Rise of Warrior Class CultureThe Rise of Warrior Class Culture  Late Heian - Muromachi period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

Including:
Large jar, Atsumi Ware, with ash glaze, design of crossed band, excavated from Kinkeizan Sutra Mound, Hiraizumi-cho, Iwate, Heian period, 12th century (Gift of Mr. Saio Yasuo)

 Image of "The Flowering of Daimyo Culture    Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period" 
The Flowering of Daimyo Culture  Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 5, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

Including:
Large Dish with Flowering Plants in Overglaze Enamels, Kokutani type, Imari Ware, Edo period, 17th century (Gift of Mr. Okawachi Masatoshi)

1st floor Japanese Archaeology (Thematic Exhibitions)

 Image of "Everyday Tools" 
Everyday Tools
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (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 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (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 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (Sun)

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

 Image of "Daily tools of Yayoi" 
Daily tools of Yayoi
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (Sun)

Stone axes, Stone knives, etc.

 Image of "Yayoi Tools and Accessories" 
Yayoi Tools and Accessories
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (Sun)

Including:
Magatama jade, Shell Bracelets from the 1st - 3rd century

 Image of "Metalwork of the Yayoi Period" 
Metalwork of the Yayoi Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (Sun)

Bronze swords, bronze halberds and bronze bells

 Image of "Mirrors with Year Inscriptions" 
Mirrors with Year Inscriptions
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (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 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (Sun)

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

 Image of "Sword Mountings of the Kofun Period" 
Sword Mountings of the Kofun Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (Sun)

Sword guards, ring-shaped pommels, etc.

 Image of "Sacred Rites of the Kofun Period" 
Sacred Rites of the Kofun Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (Sun)

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

 Image of "Iron Agricultural Tools of Kofun Period" 
Iron Agricultural Tools of Kofun Period
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (Sun)

Including:
Axes, sickles, and plows

 Image of "Metal Accessories" 
Metal Accessories
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (Sun)

Gold earrings, bangles and other accessories

 Image of "Haniwa Objects" 
Haniwa Objects
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 19, 2007 (Tue) - December 24, 2007 (Mon)

Including:
Haniwa (terracotta tomb ornament): Storage Houses with Gable Roofs, evcavated from Saitobaru Tumulus, Miyazaki, Kofun period, 5th century (Important Cultural Property)

 Image of "The Flourishing of Haniwa Figures" 
The Flourishing of Haniwa Figures
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 19, 2007 (Tue) - December 24, 2007 (Mon)

Including:
Haniwa, Warrior in Keiko Armor, From Iizuka-cho, Ota-shi, Gunma, Kofun period, 6th century (National Treasure).

 Image of "The Development of Sue Ware" 
The Development of Sue Ware
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (Sun)

Features pottery introduced from China, including Ring-shaped Flask, 6th century

 Image of "Ornaments of Kings" 
Ornaments of Kings
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  June 12, 2007 (Tue) - December 9, 2007 (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  July 3, 2007 (Tue) - January 6, 2008 (Sun)

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

 Image of "Tiles with Inscriptions" 
Tiles with Inscriptions
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 3, 2007 (Tue) - January 6, 2008 (Sun)

Tiles with Inscriptions from Nara period, 8th century

 Image of "The World of Nara Period Officials" 
The World of Nara Period Officials
Japanese Archaeology Gallery  July 3, 2007 (Tue) - January 6, 2008 (Sun)

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  July 3, 2007 (Tue) - January 6, 2008 (Sun)

Objects buried 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  July 3, 2007 (Tue) - January 6, 2008 (Sun)

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  July 3, 2007 (Tue) - January 6, 2008 (Sun)

Objects 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  July 3, 2007 (Tue) - January 6, 2008 (Sun)

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

1st floor

 Image of "Paintings and Drawings from Kuroda Memorial Hall" 
Thematic Exhibition Room  November 6, 2007 (Tue) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

This display features 14 oil paintings such as A Girl with Red Hair, dating mainly from his years of study in France (1884-1893), as well as 18 watercolors, which were used for the illustration of the French magazine Le Figaro-illustre.

 Image of "Modern Sculpture" 
Modern Sculpture
Corridor  April 3, 2007 (Tue) - April 6, 2008 (Sun)

Including:
Mr. Tobari Kogan, By Ogiwara Morie, dated 1909
Eva, By Auguste Rodin, 19th century

2nd floor Special Exhibition Galleries

 Image of "Legacy of the TokugawaThe Glories and Treasures of the Last Samurai Dynasty" 
Special Exhibition Galleries  October 10, 2007 (Wed) - December 2, 2007 (Sun)

Features the treasures of the Tokugawa Shogun family and its three branch families. The exhibition attempts to introduce the essence of the culture of Edo warriors through portraits and the military attire of the Edo Shoguns and works related to tea, together with gorgeous outfits and belongings of the high-class women.

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