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New Acquisitions to the Museum in Fiscal Year 2014

New Acquisitions to the Museum in Fiscal Year 2014 / Honkan Room T2   May 19, 2015 (Tue) - May 31, 2015 (Sun)

  
Detached Segment of Illustrated Scroll of Legends about the Origin of Yuzu Nenbutsu Buddhism (detail), Formerly owned by Mr. Hashimoto Tatsujiro, Nanbokucho period, 14th century (Important Art Object)

The preservation and exhibition of irreplaceable cultural properties in an appropriate environment is a vital task for museums. As a national institution, the Tokyo National Museum preserves and displays on a large scale its collection of high-quality cultural properties, which date from ancient to modern times and represent an extensive range of genres. In addition to works of Japanese origin, the collection includes objects from regions throughout Asia which also offer valuable insights into Japanese culture.

To display the collection systematically and to explore certain themes in more depth, there are areas of the collection which need to be enriched. For this reason, the museum constantly strives to increase the number of exceptional cultural properties preserved in it’s collection.

Last year the museum acquired many new items, including those received as donations and those that were purchased. Each of these objects is of remarkable importance for the study of Japanese and other Asian cultures.

This exhibition features 40 of these new additions to the museum collection. We hope it will deepen understanding of this facet of the museum’s work while also communicating the vitality of cultures past.

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Poet Lin Hejing Returning Home, By Ikeno Taiga, Edo period, 18th century (Gift of Ms. Fujimori Matsuko)
Detached Segment of Illustrated Scroll of Legends about the Origin of Yuzu Nenbutsu Buddhism, Formerly owned by Mr. Hashimoto Tatsujiro, Nanbokucho period, 14th century (Important Art Object)
Detached Segment of Kokin wakashu Poetry Anthology (Sekido version), Chapter 1, Attributed to Fujiwara no Kozei, Heian period, 11th century
Cut Glass BowlCircle design, Excavated in Iran, Sasanian period, 6th century (Gift of Mr. Momose Osamu and Mrs. Momose Fumiko)
Standing Nyorai (Buddha), Asuka-Nara period, 7th-8th century (Gift of Mr. Domoto Hisao)

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