National Treasures of Japan

"National Treasures of Japan"

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries  October 15, 2014 (Wed) - December 7, 2014 (Sun)

  
Dogu Figurine, Known as the “Figure with clasped palms”, Late Jomon period, 2000–1000 BC, Excavated from Kazahari site No.1 in Hachinohe, Aomori, Korekawa Archaeological Institution, Hachinohe, Aomori (National Treasure)

This exhibition features National Treasures gathered from across various periods and genres under the theme of the “form of prayers,”─tangible objects that people have placed their hopes in and cherished wholeheartedly. A considerable attempt is being made through these National Treasures to re-evaluate the essence of the formation of Japanese culture, as seen in the “form of prayers.”  Works on exhibit are all National Treasures. This truly is an exhibition that highlights the heart of Japanese culture.