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Records of History

"Records of History"

Honkan Room 15  September 4, 2018 (Tue) - October 28, 2018 (Sun)

  
Album of Birds: Forest Birds, Vol. 1 (detail), Compiled by Hotta Masaatsu, Copy: Edo period, 18th–19th century

Tokyo National Museum includes a large collection of historical objects and documents. This collection began with objects previously owned by the Edo shogunate government. From the museum's establishment in 1872 (Meiji 5) onward, the collection grew through the holding of exhibitions as well as surveys of cultural properties.

Current exhibit includes:
Ink Rubbing of an Inscription on a Bell, Toshodaiji Temple, By Ichikawa Kansai Formerly owned by Ichikawa Beian, Copy: Edo period, dated 1805; original: Nara peirod, dated 753 (Gift of Mr. Ichikawa Kansai)
Album of Birds: Forest Birds, Vol. 1,
Compiled by Hotta Masaatsu, Copy: Edo period, 18th–19th century
Map of the Nikko Kaido Highway, Senju, Sosenji, Soka, Koshigaya, and Osagamifudo,
Edo period, dated 1806 (Important Cultural Property)
Karamon Gate at the Hall of Worship, Joken'in Mausoleum, Kan'eiji Temple,
Meiji era, 19th century
Shishinden Hall, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Photographed during the 1872 survey,
By Yokoyama Matsusaburo, Dated 1872 (Important Cultural Property)