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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

  
Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Room 1  April 10, 2018 (Tue) - April 7, 2019 (Sun)

This section mainly features stone or gilt bronze Buddhist statues from about the 6th to the 8th century. The statues on display present the exquisite form of sculptures from the golden era of Buddhist statues in China.

Current exhibit includes:
Seated Buddha, China, Sixteen Kingdoms period, 4th century
Standing Avalokitesvara, China, Northern Wei dynasty, dated 524
Seated Bodhisattva with One Leg Pendent and Four Attendants, China, Northern Qi dynasty, 6th century
Standing Buddha Triad, China, Eastern Wei dynasty, 6th century, Important Cultural Property
Ekadasamukha in a Niche, Baoqingsi temple, Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, Tang dynasty, 8th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Hosokawa Moritatsu)

 

2nd floor

  
Oasis2 Education Space: Journey Information
Room 2  January 2, 2017 (Mon) - April 7, 2019 (Sun)

Introducing various journeys with images

  
Large Dry Lacquer Vessel
Room 2  April 10, 2018 (Tue) - March 31, 2019 (Sun)

Large Dry Lacquer Vessel, Attributed provenance: Hui County, Henan Province, China, Warring States period, 5th–3rd century BC (Important Art Object, Lent by the OKURA MUSEUM OF ART, Tokyo)

  
Sculptures from India and Gandhara
Room 3  June 26, 2018 (Tue) - June 23, 2019 (Sun)

This part mainly features Buddhist statues from Gandhara (northwestern Pakistan) and Mathura (northern, central India) from the 2nd to the 5th century. The wide variety of sculptures on display is a notable feature.

Current exhibit includes:
Seated Buddha, Kushan dynasty, 2nd–3rd century
Worshipping of the Bowl and Cross-legged Bodhisattvas, 3rd–4th century (Gift of Ms. Yano Tsuruko)
Preaching Buddha, Kushan dynasty, 3rd century
Fragment of Relief Sculpture: Yakshini, Kushan dynasty, 2nd–3rd century (Gift of Mr. Kato Hiroshi)

  
Art of the Western Regions
Room 3  July 31, 2018 (Tue) - September 9, 2018 (Sun)

This part introduces art of the Western Regions (Central Asia) from about the 1st to the 10th century, with a focus on Buddhist art. The highlight of this part is the rich variety of works with high artistic and historical significance.

Current exhibit includes:
Head of a Demon, Kumtura Caves, ChinaOtani collection, 7th–8th century
Head of Bodhisattva,
Tumushuk, ChinaPelliot collection, 4th–5th century (Acquired through exchange with Musée Guimet)

  
Artifacts from West Asia and Egypt
Room 3  July 31, 2018 (Tue) - October 21, 2018 (Sun)

This part intrduces artifacts from West Asia and Egypt, known as the cradle of the earliest civilization.

Current exhibit includes:
Fragment of a Relief, Excavated in Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, New Kingdom (18th dynasty; the reign of Akhenaten), ca. 1351–1334 BC (Gift of the University of Pennsylvania)
Lid, With designs in inlaid glass,
New Kingdom (18th dynasty), ca. 1550–1292 BC (Gift of Mr. Momose Osamu and Mrs. Momose Fumiko)
Oinochoe (Wine Pitcher),
Excavated in Toscana or Lazio, Italy, 6th century BC (Gift of National Museum of Eastern Art, Italy)
Amphora,
Excavated in Campania, Italy, 4th century BC (Gift of National Museum of Eastern Art, Italy)
Amphoriskos,
Excavated in Iraq or Syria, Ca. 15th–14th century BC (Private collection)
Figurine,
Late Helladic III, ca. 14th–13th century BC (Gift of Mr. Tanimura Keisuke)
Jug,
Late Cypriot II, ca. 15th century BC (Gift of Mr. Michael Xilas and Mrs. Vicky Xilas
Statue of Lion-headed Goddess Sakhmet,
Excavated at Thebes, Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 16th–14th century BC

3rd floor

  
The Advent of Chinese Civilization
Room 4  June 5, 2018 (Tue) - October 14, 2018 (Sun)

This section focuses on pottery and jade objects from about 3000 BC to AD 200. The items on display present the beauty that ancient Chinese people pursued in the form and color of pottery, as well as the characteristic luster of jade.

Current exhibit includes:
Oracle Bones, Excavated at Yinxu, Anyang, Henan province, China, Shang dynasty, 13th–11th century BC
Jade Axe, Neolithic period, 3rd millennium BC
Jade Bi Ornament, Dragon design, Warring States period-Western Han dynasty, 4th–2nd century BC
Roof Tile, Taotie design, Warring States period (Yan state), 5th–4th century BC

  
Chinese Bronzes
Room 5  June 26, 2018 (Tue) - November 18, 2018 (Sun)

This part focuses on Chinese bronzes from about 1800 BC to AD 1000. The changing shapes and designs of the bronzes on display provide clues to the thoughts and shifting religious beliefs of ancient Chinese.

Current exhibit includes:
Sword, China, Spring and Autumn-Warring States period, 6th-5th century BC
Bu Jar, Taotie design, China, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC (Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku)
Bo Bell, Coiling dragon design, China, Warring States period, 5th century BC (Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku)

  
Burials in China
Room 5  June 5, 2018 (Tue) - October 21, 2018 (Sun)

This part introduces burial items of tombs from about the 2nd century BC to the 8th century AD. Mingqi are models of various implements and equipment, such as cooking stoves, vehicles including carriages and oxcarts, and even toilets. Tomb figures are models of humans who served a master, such as servants and entertainers. The objects on display present the idealized lifestyle that people of this time entrusted to mingqi and tomb figures.

Current exhibit includes:
Woman, With pigment, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Vase with Dragon Handles, Three-color glaze with applied ornaments, China, Tang dynasty, 8th century Important Cultural Property, Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Tomb Guardian, Three-color glaze, China, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

  
Chinese Ceramics
Room 5  May 22, 2018 (Tue) - September 2, 2018 (Sun)

This part presents the changing expressions of Chinese ceramics from the 7th to the 19th century.

Current exhibit includes:
Ewer with Phoenix Head, White porcelain, Tang dynasty, 7th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Ewer, Celadon glaze with carved peony design,
Longquan ware, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century (Important Art Object, Private collection)
Jar, Fish and water plant design in underglaze blue,
Jingdezhen ware, China, Yuan dynasty, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Tanaka Yoshio)
Lidded Jar, Lion design in overglaze enamel,
Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century
Foiled Plate, Silver with flowers and butterflies,
Northern Song - Southern Song dynasty, 11th–12th century
Cup with Foliate Rim, Gilt silver; plum blossom design,
Song dynasty, 12th–13th century

  
Chinese Textiles: Embroidery
Room 5  July 3, 2018 (Tue) - September 30, 2018 (Sun)

In China, embroidery with silk thread and fabric was standard. Specific techniques, the texture of the thread, and the way color was used, however, changed over time, giving embroidery from different historical period unique qualities. While certain techniques such as the “couching stitch” (in which thread is tied down to the fabric with loops of thinner thread) and “outline stitch” (for making lines of varying thicknesses) were used through the ages, others were particular to a specific time. One such example is a technique that gives the embroidered pattern a “net-like” appearance; it was popular in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) but later fell into disuse. Another appealing quality of embroidery is the ability to create various textures as well as thick patterns with a three-dimensional appearance by combining different techniques.
This exhibition shows the beauty and variety of Chinese embroidery, displaying decorative accessories that enriched people’s lives, with a focus on embroidered works from the Ming and Qing dynasties (1369–1912).

Current exhibit includes:
Altar Cloth, Flowering plant design in needle-looped embroidery on a stitched multicolor damask ground, Ming dynasty, 16th century
Textile Fragment, Gauze weave with embroidery; design of a floral arabesque and children on a red ground,
Ming dynasty, 14th–15th century

  
Oasis6 Education Space: Fortune-telling in Asia
Room 6  January 2, 2017 (Mon) - April 7, 2019 (Sun)

Activity area: Fortune-telling in Asia. Recommended for visitors with children.

4th floor

  
Stone Relief Carvings of China
Room 7  April 10, 2018 (Tue) - March 31, 2019 (Sun)

In the 2nd century BC, Chinese tombs were not simply holes in the ground. They developed to have walls and ceilings, with a structure almost like underground mansions. Tombs also appeared that had shrines built above ground for the bereaved families to perform rituals. Particularly in Shandong province and southern Henan province, sturdy stone was favored for making the tombs and shrines, with the stone surfaces used for carving images. Many of these stone bas-reliefs were created until the second half of the 2nd century in the Eastern Han dynasty.

Current exhibit includes:
Stone Bas-relief, Procession of chariots / Building for ancestral rituals, From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st–2nd century
Stone Bas-relief, Toad / Emperor Yu, etc., From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st–2nd century
Stone Bas-relief, Building / Tinglan and the wooden doll, etc., From Xiaotangshan, Shandong province, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st–2nd century

  
Chinese Painting: The Breadth of Religious Painting
Room 8  July 31, 2018 (Tue) - August 26, 2018 (Sun)

In China, Taoism and Buddhism, as well as other religions, attracted a large number of followers. Each religion produced paintings in various styles to attract different kinds of people. This exhibition introduces, for the first time at the Tokyo National Museum, paintings of Manichaeism, which originated in the Sassanian Empire, spread over the Eurasian Continent, and reached China. Contemporaneous Taoist and Buddhist paintings, as well as their subsequent developments, are also presented. This exhibition provides an overview of Chinese religious painting, allowing visitors to experience its breadth and variety.

Current exhibit includes:
Legends of Mani, Yuan–Ming dynasty, 14th century (Private collection)
Sixteen Arhats,
By Zhao Qiong, Yuan dynasty, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Hokekyoji, Chiba)
Sixteen Arhats,
By Cai Shan, Yuan dynasty, 14th century (Important Cultural Property)
Arhat,
Attributed to Chan Yue, Yuan dynasty, 14th century (Important Art Object)

  
Chinese Calligraphy: Chinese Calligraphy Imported to Japan in the Edo Period
Room 8  June 26, 2018 (Tue) - August 26, 2018 (Sun)

The literatus Ichikawa Beian (1779-1858) excelled at the study of Confucianism and was one of the “three great calligraphers of the Late Edo period,” along with Maki Ryoko and Nukina Suo. He was renowned as the best of the three, having more than five thousands pupils. He intensively collected calligraphy inscribed on bronze and stone that was imported from China through the port at Nagasaki, and published the Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Calligraphy, Paintings and Stationery from the Shozanrindo Collection. Some works from Beian’s collection were donated to Tokyo National Museum by his descendants in the Meiji era (1868-1912), and now serve as invaluable reference materials for understanding the culture of the Edo period.

Current exhibit includes:
Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Calligraphy, Paintings and Stationery from the Shozanrindo Collection, Compiled by Ichikawa Beian, Edo period, dated 1848
Miaosha jing Sutra in Standard Script, By Emperor Shenzong, China, Ming dynasty, dated 1601 (Gift of Mr. Ichikawa Sanken)
Octave in Five-character Phrases in Cursive Script, By Wang Jianzhong, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century (Gift of Mr. Ichikawa Sanken)
Poem in Four Lines of Seven-character Phrases in Running Script, By Jiudaoren, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century (Gift of Mr. Ichikawa Santei)

  
Chinese Literati
Room 8  June 26, 2018 (Tue) - August 26, 2018 (Sun)

The literati were people who devoted themselves to reading, calligraphy, painting, and other fine arts. In China, their way of life was traditionally held as an ideal. This exhibit recreates the studies of literati, where calligraphy and painting of China were born.

Current exhibit includes:
Inkstones, Butterfly wing shape, Formerly owned by Ji Yun, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
Brush Pot, Eighteen arhats design, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Five Characters for Plaque in Clerical Script, By Yi Bingshou, China, Qing dynasty, dated 1812 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)

5th floor

  
Chinese Lacquerware
Room 9  June 5, 2018 (Tue) - September 2, 2018 (Sun)

This part introduces the various methods and designs in Chinese lacquerware. Lacquerware is a form of decorative art made by applying lacquer sap on vessels and utensils, a practice which developed widely in China, Japan, Korea, and the Southeast Asian regions, in techniques and designs unique to each area. China, in particular, has a history of lacquerware of as long as 7000 years.

Current exhibit includes:
Spittoon with Pointed Foliate RimRed lacquer, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th–14th century
Covered Box, Dragon and cloud design in carved red lacquer, China, Ming dynasty, Xuande era (1426–35)
Cup Stand, Dragon and cloud design in colored lacquer inlay, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong era (1736–95)

  
Decorative Art of the Qing Dynasty
Room 9  June 5, 2018 (Tue) - September 2, 2018 (Sun)

This part introduces the decorative art of the Qing dynasty (1644 - 1912) in China, such as works of jade, cloisonne, glass, and bamboo. The items on display feature the beauty of fine technical skill and the sophisticated atmosphere of Qing-dynasty decorative art.

Current exhibit includes:
You Wine Container, Taotie design, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Kamiya Denbei)
Pomegranate, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Kamiya Denbei)
Inkstone, Formerly owned by Mr. Aoyama San'u, China, Qing dynasty, 17th–19th century (Gift of Ms. Yamano Yoshiko)

  
Polished Stone Tools and Metal Tools of Korea
Room 10  April 24, 2018 (Tue) - October 14, 2018 (Sun)

This part highlights Korean polished stone tools and metal objects that had a great influence on Japan's Yayoi culture.

Current exhibit includes:
Crown, Attributed provenance: Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea, Three Kingdoms period (Gaya), 5th century (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Polished Stone Sickle, Excavated at Buyeo, Korea, Bronze Age, 10th-4th century BC (Gift of Mr. Sakenobu Kyokusho)
Bronze Dagger, Excavated at Ochon-ri, Pyongyang, Korea, Early Iron Age, 2nd century BC
Bronze Halberd, Attributed provenance: Ipsil-ri, Gyeongju, Korea, Proto-Three Kingdoms period, 1st century BC (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Bird, Green glaze, Attributed provenance: Nangnang (Lelang) Tomb, Korea, Nangnang (Lelang), 1st-3rd century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Bronze Ornamental Fitting, With animals, Attributed provenance: Gyeongju, Korea, Early Iron Age-Proto Three Kingdoms period, 3rd-1st century BC (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Lacquered Cup with Handles, With inscription, Attributed provenance: Nangnang (Lelang) Tombs, Korea, Nangnang (Lelang), 1st century BC-3rd century AD (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Epitaph of Choe Chungheon, Goryeo dynasty, dated 1219

  
The Rises and Falls of Kings in Korea
Room 10  April 24, 2018 (Tue) - October 14, 2018 (Sun)

This part features the prosperity of kings in the Three Kingdoms period (4th century–676) in Korea, through works including items of metalwork. The diverse designs of the objects are evidence of the prosperity of the kings.

Current exhibit includes:
Saddle Fittings, Gilt bronze, Excavated at Yangsan Bubuchong Tomb, Korea, Three Kingdoms period (Silla), start of 6th century
Earring, Three Kingdoms period (Silla), 6th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Headgear, With design in openwork, Attributed provenance: Changnyeong, Korea, Three Kingdoms period, 6th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Headdress, White-birch bark, Excavated at Yangsan Bubuchong Tomb, Korea, Three Kingdoms period (Silla), start of 6th century
Flagpole Holder for SaddleIron, Excavated at Yangsan Bubuchong tomb, Korea, Three Kingdoms period (Silla), start of 6th century

  
Korean Ceramics
Room 10  April 24, 2018 (Tue) - October 14, 2018 (Sun)

This part introduces Korean ceramics from the Proto–Three Kingdoms period (1st century BC–3rd century AD) to the Joseon dynasty(1392–1910).

Current exhibit includes:
Long-necked Jar, Green glaze with arch band design, Attributed provenance: Jeollanam-do, Korea, Three Kingdoms period (Baekje), 6th-7th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Cinerary Urn, With stamped design, Unified Silla dynasty, first half of 8th century
Box, Celadon glaze with arabesque design in openwork, Goryeo dynasty, 12th century
Dish, White porcelain, Joseon dynasty, 15th-16th century (Private collection)
Jar, Cloud and dragon design in underglaze iron pigment, Joseon dynasty, 17th century (Gift of Ms. Shimizu Nobuko)
Equestrian Figurine, Three Kingdoms period (Silla), 5th-6th century (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Stemmed Dish, With waterfowl ornaments, Three Kingdoms period (Silla), mid-5th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Cup with Foliate Rim, Celadon glaze with flower design in inlay, Goryeo dynasty, 13th century

  
Buddhist Art of Korea
Room 10  June 19, 2018 (Tue) - November 18, 2018 (Sun)

This part  features the essence of Korean Buddhist art.

Current exhibit includes:
Flat Eave Tile, Qilin design, Excavated at Gyeongju, Korea, Unified Silla dynasty, 8th–9th century (Gift of Mr. Naito Shunpo)
Octagonal Container for Sarira (Buddhist relics), Attributed provenance: Gwangyang, Korea, Unified Silla dynasty, 8th–9th century (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Standing Vairocana, Unified Silla-Goryeo dynasty, 9th–10th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Seated Bodhisattva with One Leg Pendent, Three Kingdoms period, 7th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Standing Buddha, Unified Silla dynasty, 8th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Mirror, Dragon, tree, and palace design, Goryeo dynasty, 10th–14th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

  
Art of the Joseon Dynasty
Room 10  June 26, 2018 (Tue) - September 17, 2018 (Mon)

This part features furnishings, costumes, and accessories from Korea in the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). While the costumes, furniture, tableware, and stationery each possessed individual beauty, their appeal was enhanced by their placement in living spaces.

Current exhibit includes:
Flowers and Butterflies, By Nam Gyeu, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Su Dongpo, By Yu Suk, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)
Fan, Taijitu diagram design, Naju, Jeollanam-do, Korea, 19th-20th century
Fan, Veins of paulownia leaf design, Naju, Jeollanam-do, Korea, 20th century (Gift of Dr. Yumoto Mamoru)
Water Dropper, Auspicious designs in underglaze blue, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century (Gift of the Ogura Foundation)

Basement

  
Khmer Sculpture
Room 11  May 8, 2018 (Tue) - May 6, 2019 (Mon)

This section introduces sculptures from Khmer, with a focus on stone statues from the Angkor period (9th-13th century). The Tokyo National Museum collection of Khmer sculptures, which are distinguished in both quality and quantity, was acquired in 1944 through an exchange project with the research institute l'École francaise d'Extrême-Orient.

Current exhibit includes:
Garuda Riding on Naga (Snake deity), Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient, Angkor period, 12th–13th century
Standing Vishnu,
Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient, Angkor period, 12th century
Buddha Seated on Naga (Snake deity),
Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient, Angkor period, 12th century
Standing Lokesvara,
Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient, Angkor period, 12th–13th century
Lintel,
Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient, Angkor period, 10th century

  
Gilt Bronze Statues from Southeast Asia
Room 12  May 8, 2018 (Tue) - May 6, 2019 (Mon)

This part focuses on Southeast Asian gilt bronze statues of gods and Buddhist deities from the 7th to 13th century. The statues are made using the lost-wax casting process, and therefore they have common qualities in their plasticity and smoothness of form.

Current exhibit includes:
Standing Buddha, Dvaravati period, 7th–8th century (Not on exhibit from September 4, 2018, to January 1, 2019)
Buddha Seated on a Pedestal,
Central Java period, ca. 8th century
Seated Mahavairocana,
Central Java period, 9th–10thcentury
Finial for a Shaft in the Shape of Naga,
Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient, Angkor period, 12th century (Not on exhibit from September 4, 2018, to January 1, 2019)
Standing Buddha,
Polonnaruwa period, 12th–13th century (Not on exhibit from September 4, 2018, to January 1, 2019)
Shiva (Upper body),
Excavated from Damdek, Cambodia, Angkor period, 9th century (Not on exhibit from September 4, 2018, to January 1, 2019)

  
Archaeology of India and Southeast Asia
Room 12  April 10, 2018 (Tue) - September 2, 2018 (Sun)

The excavated pottery and metal wares exhibited in this part clearly show the prosperity of cultures with rich regional characteristics in ancient India and Southeast Asia.

Current exhibit includes:
Human-shaped Object, Attributed provenance: Uttar Pradesh, India, Copper Hoard culture, ca. 1500 BC
Ladle with Bird Ornament, Excavated in northeastern Thailand, ca. 3rd century BC–2nd century AD
Vessel in Shape of Bucket, Excavated in Vietnam or Southern China, Nanyue dynasty, 2nd century BC
Bronze Drum, Attributed provenance: northern Thailand, 6th–5th century BC (Lent by Idemitsu Museum of Arts)
Bronze Drum, Northern Thailand, 15th–17th century (Gift of Prince Damrong, Thailand)

* Some of the exhibition cases in Room 12 of the Toyokan (Asian Gallery) will not be in use June 18-25 due to maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  
Southeast Asian Ceramics
Room 12  May 8, 2018 (Tue) - September 2, 2018 (Sun)

This part introduces the individual styles of ceramics made in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam from the 9th to the 16th century.

Current exhibit includes:
Spittoon, Excavated at Angkor, Angkor period, 12th–14th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)
Covered Bowl,
Excavated at Angkor, Angkor period, 12th–14th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)
Vase, Dark brown glaze with incised design,
Excavated at Angkor, Angkor period, 12th-13th century (Acquired through exchange with l'École française d'Extrême-Orient)
Elephant-shaped Vessel, Dark brown glaze,
Angkor period, 12th–13th century
Shallow Bowl, Celadon glaze,
Northern Thailand, 15th century (Gift of Mr. Yoshioka Ken)
Shallow Bowl with Pointed Foliate Rim, Celadon glaze with lotus flower design,
Si Satchanalai ware, Thailand, 15th century (Gift of Mr. Yamada Yoshio)
Bowl, Celadon glaze with fish and flowering plant design in underglaze iron pigment,
Si Satchanalai ware, Thailand, 15th-16th century (Gift of Mr. Yamada Yoshio)
Bowl, Arabesque design in overglaze enamel,
16th century (Important Art Object)
Water Ewer in Shape of a Kundika, Arabesque design in underglaze blue,
15th–16th century (Private collection)
Large Dish, Deer and landscape design in underglaze blue,
15th–16th century (Important Art Object)
Large Dish Water buffalo design in overglaze enamel,
16th century

  
Asian Textiles: Textile of Indonesia
Room 13  July 3, 2018 (Tue) - September 30, 2018 (Sun)

From about the end of the 18th century, unique dyes and techniques for dyeing cotton with designs were used to begin the production of batik cloth. To make batik, a detailed design is applied in wax using either a metal stamp known as a cap, or a tool called a canting that pours the wax. The cotton is then dyed with indigo and a vegetable-based, dark brown soga dye.

Current exhibit includes:
Slendang (Shoulder garment), Design of floral checks and sawteeth in gold print on a parti-colored ground, 19th century
Kain Panjang (Waist garment), Design of flowers and birds in batik on a dark blue ground, 20th century
Slimut (Shoulder garment), Design of flowers and checks in warp ikat on an indigo ground, 19th–20th century
Slimut (Shoulder garment), Design of a floral pattern in warp ikat on a dark blue ground, Rote Island, Indonesia, 19th–20th century

  
Indian Miniature Paintings
Room 13  August 21, 2018 (Tue) - September 17, 2018 (Mon)

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:
Krishna Seated on a Lotus Flower, By Bikaner school, India, First half of 18th century
Dancing Krishna with Flower Pots in Both Hands, By Bikaner school, India, 18th century

  
The Kris: A Mysterious Weapon from Indonesia
Room 13  July 18, 2018 (Wed) - October 14, 2018 (Sun)

The kris is an iron knife that was widely used on the Malay Peninsula and the surrounding islands in Southeast Asia. Kris blades are either straight or wavy, and many of them have complex linear patterns created through a special technique. With their strange and distinctive appearance, kris knives were believed to contain supernatural powers, granting their male owners protection and also acting as symbols of prestige. This exhibition introduces Indonesian kris knives from the museum's collection by region, including Java and Sulawesi, as well as spears, and explores the hidden meanings and wishes imbued in these weapons.

Current exhibit includes:
Kris, 17th–18th century (Gift of Mr. J. C. Bijleveld)
Kris, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Doi Fusajiro)
Spear, 19th–early 20th century