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February 4, 2009 (Wed)Toyokan

Toyokan was reopened on January 2, 2013. The galleries feature art and artifacts from regions including China, Korea, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, India, and Egypt.

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1st floor: Sculpture of China, India and Gandhara / Bronze Drums

  
Indian and Gandharan Sculpture
Room 1  October 15, 2008 (Wed) - April 26, 2009 (Sun)

Exhibits stone and stucco sculptures from Gandhara together with works from India.
Current exhibit includes:
Fragment of a Pillar, Satavahana dynasty, 1st century
Head of Buddha, Gupta period, 5th century

  
Chinese Sculpture
Room 1  October 15, 2008 (Wed) - April 26, 2009 (Sun)

Exhibits Buddhist and other works from the Northern and Southern Dynasties period through the Five Dynasties period.
Current exhibit includes:
Head of Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty, 8th century
Mahasthama-prapta, Sui dynasty, 6th century (Important Cultural Property)

  
Asian Archaeology Bronze Drums
Room 2  April 8, 2008 (Tue) - April 5, 2009 (Sun)

Exhibits bronze drums and ritual objects used in Southern China and Southeast Asia.
Exhibit Includes:
Bronze Drum, excavated from Thailand, 6th - 5th century B.C. (Lent by the Idemitsu Museum of Art)

1st floor: Egypt and Near Eastern Art / South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology

  
Archaeological Art of West Asia and Egypt
Room 3  November 18, 2008 (Tue) - April 5, 2009 (Sun)

Intorduces archaeological objects from wide parts of West Asia and Egypt.
Exhibit includes:
Mummy in Cartonnage Coffin, Thebes, Egypt, 22nd dynasty, ca. 935 - 730 BC (Gift of Mr. G. Maspero)
Copper Foundation Peg with a God's Figurine, S. Iraq, Early Dynastic period, 25th - 24th century B.C.
Stone Statue of Hercules, Parthian period, 1st - 2nd century

  
Archaeological Objects of Southeast Asia
Room 3  April 15, 2008 (Tue) - April 5, 2009 (Sun)

A selection of bronze items among archaeological objects form Southeast Asia is on view.
Exhibit includes:
Bronze Bracelet, with ox shape ornament, Attributed provenance: Northern Thailand, 300 BC - 200 AD
Bronze Axe, Java Island, Indonesia, Early Metal age, 2nd - 5th century
Bronze Ladle with Bird Ornament, 300 BC - 200 AD

  
Thai Underglaze Iron Painting and Celadon Ware
Room 3  September 23, 2008 (Tue) - February 8, 2009 (Sun)

Exhibits ceramics actively produced in Thailand during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Current exhibit includes:
Ewer, Flowers in underglaze iron, Si Satchanalai ware, Thailand, 15th - 16th century (Gift of Yoshioka Ken)
Bowl with Foot, Celadon glaze with carved lotus, Si Satchanalai ware, Thailand, 15th century

  
Southeast Asian Sculpture
Room 3  November 18, 2008 (Tue) - June 7, 2009 (Sun)

Exhibits bronze Buddhist and Hindu statues and other bronze objects from such regions as Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia.
Current exhibit includes:
Jambhala or Kubera, Central Java period, 8th - 9th century
Finial for a shaft in the shape of Naga, Angkor period, 12th century (Acquired through collections exchange with l'Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient)

  
Textile of India Chintz
Room 3  January 14, 2009 (Wed) - April 5, 2009 (Sun)

In coordination with the thematic exhibition "Indian Miniature Painting", this exhibit will feature chintz of India. A variety of works is on view, hand-painted, woodblock-printed, or both methods applied, some decorated with gold. Indian chintz were used widely, not only domestically but exported to Persia, Thailand and European countries.
Exhibit includes:
Floral Arabesque on White and Gold Chintz, India, Formerly owned by the Maeda family, 17th century
Chintz, Standing tree, flowers, trees and bamboos on white ground/Exported from India to Europe, 18th century

  
Room 3  January 14, 2009 (Wed) - April 5, 2009 (Sun)

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Covering a wide variety of subjects and styles, the works on display offer a glimpse of the wealthy life of the aristocrats and religious beliefs at the time.
Exhibit includes:
Muslim Women Visit a Mullah, Provincial Mughal, India, Second half of 17th - early 18th century (on exhibit through February 22, 2009)
Matsya Avatar: Vishnu Incarnated as Monster Fish, Bikaner, India, First half of 18th century (on exhibit through February 22, 2009)
Portrait of Maharaja Gaj Singh of Bikaner, Bikaner, India, Mid-18th century (on exhibit through February 22, 2009)
Krishna with Message from Radha, Malwa, India, Mid-17th century (on exhibit from February 24, 2009)
Portrait of Jahangir, Bikaner, India, Second half of 18th century (on exhibit from February 24, 2009)
Bhagvata Purana: Herders Move to Vrindavana, Kangra, India, 19th century (on exhibit from February 24, 2009)

2nd floor: Chinese Archaeology and Decorative Art

  
Room 4  December 2, 2008 (Tue) - March 1, 2009 (Sun)

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This thematic display centres around Chinese bronze coins from the Spring and Autumn period to the Han dynasty, and the molds used for minting them.
Current exhibit includes:
Pottery Mold of Wu Zhu Coins, China, Han Dynasty, 1st century BC - 2nd century AD (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)

  
Chinese Archaeology
Room 4 & 5  December 2, 2008 (Tue) - March 1, 2009 (Sun)

Current exhibit includes:
Unidentified Stone Animal, Shang dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

  
Chinese Ceramics Ceramics from the Three Kingdoms period to the Tang Dynasty
Room 5  January 27, 2009 (Tue) - June 7, 2009 (Sun)

Introduces the development of Chinese ceramics through examples of celadon and white porcelain together with other glazed ceramics, from the Three Kingdoms period through the Tang dynasty period (3-10c).
Current exhibit includes:
Funeral Urn, Celadon glaze, Old Yue ware, Three Kingdoms (Wu) - Western Jin dynasty, 3rd century, China
Jar, Green glaze, Tang dynasty, 8th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Boar, Brown glaze, Tang dynasty, 8th century, China
Tray with Scalloped Foliations, Three-color glaze and applied medallion, Tang dynasty, 8th century, China (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

  
Chinese Ceramics Ceramics from the Song to the Qing Dynasty
Room 5  January 27, 2009 (Tue) - June 7, 2009 (Sun)

Exhibits works chronologically from the Song through the Qing dynasty period.
Current exhibit includes:
Bowl, Reddish brown glaze peonies in gold, Ding ware, Northern Song dynasty, 11th - 12th century, China (Important Cultural Property)
Tea Bowl, Known as Bakohan, Celadon glaze, Longquan ware, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century, China (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Mitsui Takahiro)
Jar, Fish and water plants in underglaze blue, Jingdezhen ware, Yuan dynasty, 14th century, China (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Tanaka Yoshio)
Dish, Plum tree in famille rose enamels, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng era, China (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

  
Chinese Metalwork
Room 5  December 23, 2008 (Tue) - June 7, 2009 (Sun)

Features the development of metalwork in China, mainly bronze of the Tang dynasty together with bronze and silver wares of the Song through the Ming dynasty period.
Current exhibit includes:
Pitcher, Bronze, Tang dynasty, 7th - 8th century, China

  
Chinese Decorative Art Bamboo Sculpture
Room 5  January 14, 2009 (Wed) - March 15, 2009 (Sun)

Exhibits:
Crabs, Bamboo, Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century
Lions, Bamboo, Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century

  
Chinese Lacquerware
Room 5  January 14, 2009 (Wed) - March 15, 2009 (Sun)

Introduces Chinese lacquerware focusing on the various techniques.
Current exhibit includes:
Tray, Pavilions and figures in red lacquer carving, Ming dynasty, Yongle era, China
Foiled Tray, Flowers and birds in black lacquer carving, Yuan dynasty, 13th - 14th century, China

  
Room 5  January 14, 2009 (Wed) - April 5, 2009 (Sun)

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Features imported textiles from China known as Meibutsugire, especially focusing on stripes and geometric patterns.
Exhibit includes:
Damask, Triangle pattern, Known as "Sumiyoshi Donsu", Ming dynasty, 16th - 17th century, China
Gold Brocade, Triangle pattern on light blue ground, Known as "Izutsuya-gire", Formerly owned by the Maeda family, Ming dynasty, 16th - 17th century, China
Gold Brocade, Plum flower design on striped ground, Known as "Takagi Kinran", Ming dynasty, 16th - 17th century, China
Striped Cloth, Known as "Hino Kando", Ming dynasty, 16th - 17th century, China

  
Chinese Archaeology Stone Reliefs of Shandong
Room 6 & 7  April 15, 2008 (Tue) - April 5, 2009 (Sun)

Exhibits stone reliefs of 1st - 2nd century, excavated from the Shandong province, that show lives and concepts of funerals at that time.
Includes:
Stone Bass Relief, From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st - 2nd century
Stone Door of Tomb, China, Tang dynasty, 7th - 9th century

2nd floor: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

  
Room 8  February 3, 2009 (Tue) - March 1, 2009 (Sun)

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As the earliest to bloom, plum blossoms were favored in paintings as one of the Three Friends of Winter, the Four Noble Plants, and as a representation of feminine beauty.
Exhibit includes:
Plum Tree in Snow, By Wu Taisu, Yuan dynasty, 14th century (Important Cultural Property)
Plum Tree in the Moonlight, Ming dynasty, 15th century
Plum Tree in the Moonlight, By Liu Shiru, Ming dynasty, 15th century (Gift of Mr. Ichikawa Sanken)
Plum Blossoms and Magpies of Good Omen, By Chen Jiayan, Ming dynasty, dated 1618
Plum Blossoms, By the Emperor Qing Shi Zu (Shunzhidi), Qing dynasty, dated 1655 (Private collection)
Dreaming under Plum Blossoms, By Yu Ming, Qing dynasty - Republic period, 20th century (Private collection)
Red Plum Blossoms, By Jin Nong, Qing dynasty, dated 1760
Plum Blossoms, By Zhao Zhichen, Qing dynasty, 19th century

  
Chinese Calligraphy Ming Period Calligraphy - The Wu and Huating Schools
Room 8  January 2, 2009 (Fri) - March 1, 2009 (Sun)

Focuses on calligraphy works by literati, especially the Wu school of the mid-Ming dynasty period and the Huating school of the end of the Ming period, both of which were active at Suzhou (now Jiangsu Province), the economic capital at the time.
Exhibit includes:
Poems in Cursive Script, By Zhu Yunming, Ming dynasty, dated 1521 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
Poem in Cursive Script, By Wang Cong, Ming dynasty, dated 1529 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
Poems, By Feng Fang, Ming dynasty, dated 1530
Poem in Cursive Script, By Mo Shilomg, Ming dynasty, 16th century

3rd floor: Korean Art and Archaelogy / Art of Central Asia

  
Northeastern Asian Archaeology Korean Archaeology and Metalwork
Room 9 & 10  September 2, 2008 (Tue) - March 22, 2009 (Sun)

Exhibits archaeological objects and metalwork from the Neolithic period to the Joseon period of Korea.
Current exhibit includes:
Bronze Ornamental Fitting, With animals, Early Iron Age - Proto Three Kingdoms period, 3rd - 1st century BC (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Water Fowl-shaped Vessel, Stoneware, Three Kingdoms period (Silla), 5th century (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Whetstone with Silver Ornament in Openwork, Three Kingdoms period, 5th - 6th century (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Sword with Ring-shaped Pommel, With trefoil, Three Kingdoms period, 5th - 6th century

  
Painting of Central Asia
Room 10  January 20, 2009 (Tue) - March 1, 2009 (Sun)

Exhibits paintings of Dunhuang Grotto murals copied by Morita Kametaro and others.
Current exhibit includes:
Hell (copy), By Morita Kametaro, Original, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th-11th century

  
Room 10  January 27, 2009 (Tue) - April 26, 2009 (Sun)

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Features eathware from Peru, mostly donated to the museum from the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the early Showa period (1926-89), a time when research into cultures predating the Inca civilization had just begun.
Current exhibit includes:
Stirrup spout jar, In the shape of Fox, From the Northern Coast of Peru, Mochica culture, 3rd - 6th century (Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Yorisada)
Jar with two spouts, From the Southern Coast of Peru, 12th - 14th century (Gift of Mr. Mizutani Kazuo)
Stirrup spout jar, In the shape of Waterfowl, From Northern Coast of Peru, Chimu culture, 12th - 14th century (Gift of Mr. Mizutani Kazuo)
Stirrup spout jar, With monkey face, From the Northern Coast of Peru, Chimu culture, 12th - 14th century (Gift of Mr. Felipe S.Mesa)
Jar in the shape of albarello, From the Northern Coast of Peru, Inca culture, 15th century (Gift of Mr. Felipe S. Mesa)

  
Sculptures of Northeast Asia Korean Sculpture
Room 10  November 18, 2008 (Tue) - June 7, 2009 (Sun)

Exhibits Buddhist sculptures from the Three Kingdoms, Unified Silla dynasty, and the Goryeo dynasty periods, mainly from among the works donated by the Ogura Foundation.
Exhibit includes:
Bodhisattva, Koguryo period, 6th century
Buddha, Unified Silla - Koryo dynasty, 9th - 10th century

  
Arts of Central Asia
Room 10  January 20, 2009 (Tue) - April 12, 2009 (Sun)

Introduces the arts of Central Asia mainly from the Otani Collection.
Current exhibit includes:
Hercules, Yotkan, China
Sutra Inscriptions, Gaochang Uighur period, 9th - 10th century

  
Ceramics of Northeast Asia Korean Ceramics
Room 10  December 2, 2008 (Tue) - June 7, 2009 (Sun)

Features ceramics from the Joseon and Goryeo dynasties.
Bowl, Celadon glaze, Goryeo dynasty, 11th century, Korea
Box, Celadon glaze with openwork arabesque, Goryeo dynasty, 12th century (Gift of Mr. Yamada Ushitaro)
Jar, Flowers in underglaze blue, Joseon dynasty, 18th century, Korea (Gift of Mr. Yamada Ushitaro)
Vase, Catfish in underglaze blue, Joseon dynasty, 19th century, Korea (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)