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2011 Newly Designated Important Cultural Properties

2011 Newly Designated Important Cultural Properties / Honkan Room T1 & T2   April 26, 2011 (Tue) - May 8, 2011 (Sun)

  
Mother and Child, By Uemura Shoen, 1934 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)

Important Cultural Property is the status given to paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, calligraphy, books, documents, historical materials, archaeological objects, and buildings that have been deemed culturally or scientifically important to Japan. They are designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as items of national heritage that should be preserved for future generations. From among these, items that are inherently superior or have a high artistic value are designated as National Treasures.

This exhibition contains 39 items, which were newly designated as Important Cultural Properties in 2011, including Mother and Child, By Uemura Shoen (Important Cultural Property). We hope you enjoy the rare opportunity to see these important items.

Major works in this exhibition
Mother and Child, By Uemura Shoen, 1934 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)
Standing Zendo Daishi, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Zendo-ji, Niigata)
Kosode with court cow carriages, flowers and birds design, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by J. Front Retailing Archives Foundation Inc., Aichi)
Objects from Shirataki sites, Hokkaido, Paleolithic period, 25000-12000B.C. (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Engaru Town Archaeological Center, Hokkaido)
Hekiansyo(Critical Work on poems), Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Tenri University, Nara)
Documents of Sato Family, Nanbokucho-Momoyama period, 14-16th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Sekisui Museum, Mie)
Design Drawings for Buddha Hall of Engakuji Temple, Momoyama period, 1573 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Kamakura Kokuhokan, Kanagawa)
 
Related website
About Agency for Cultural Affairs : http://www.bunka.go.jp/