The 30th Anniversary of the Enthronement
Cultural Exchanges of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress: Sharing the Beauty of Japan

"The 30th Anniversary of the Enthronement
Cultural Exchanges of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress: Sharing the Beauty of Japan"

Honkan Room T4 & T5  March 5, 2019 (Tue) - April 29, 2019 (Mon)

  
Heavenly Maiden of Silk Cultivation, By Takamura Koun, 1924, Sannomaru Shozokan (the Museum of the Imperial Collections), Imperial Household Agency [On exhibit through March 31, 2019]

This exhibition features artworks connected to the Imperial Family from the collections of the Imperial Household Agency. These artworks include the folding screens, Poetry and Genre Scenes from Yuki and Suki Provinces for Daijosai (Grand Thanksgiving Festival after the Enthronement), which were created by Higashiyama Kaii and Takayama Tatsuo in 1990 for a ceremony held upon the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor Akihito. The exhibition also displays Japanese works introduced by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan on their visits to foreign countries. The Japanese culture conveyed by Their Majesties deepened the world's understanding of Japan and further promoted international exchanges with our country. In a year that marks the 30th anniversary of the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor Akihito, this exhibition introduces the cultural exchange undertaken by Their Majesties the  Emperor and Empress of Japan.