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Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum

Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum / Asian Gallery (Toyokan)    September 29, 2015 (Tue) - October 12, 2015 (Mon)

 Image of "Musicians, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th - 11th century (Otani collection)" 
Musicians, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th - 11th century (Otani collection)

We will hold exhibitions on the theme of “exchange” during the event “Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum.” The foremost of these will be three thematic exhibitions at the Asian Gallery (Toyokan). Each artwork will be explained using the keywords “shape and pattern,” “technique,” “characters (letters),” and “people,” and the similarities between the relevant countries and regions will be illustrated in exhibition panels. This event, which provides a sweeping view of Asia, is possible because of the museum’s world-class collection of Asian art.

Room 1 Chinese Buddhist Sculpture

Seated Buddha


Seated Buddha
Sixteen Kingdoms period, 4th century
on exhibit through the year

 

Room 3 Art of the Western Regions

衆人奏楽図


Musicians
Gaochang Uighur period, 10th - 11th century (Otani collection)
on exhibit from September 29 to November 23, 2015

 

Room 4 The Advent of Chinese Civilization

「関内侯印」 金銅印

Seal, Inscribed "Seal of the Aristocrat"
Eastern Jin dynasty, 4th - 5th century
on exhibit from August 25, 2015 to April 24, 2016

 

 

Room 5 Chinese Ceramics

Phoenix-Head Ewer

Phoenix-Head Ewer, White porcelain
Tang dynasty, 7th century
Important Cultural Property
Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke
on exhibit from August 18 to December 23, 2015
Thematic Exhibition: White Porcelain from East Asia: Pursuing “White” and Bringing Out its Beauty 

 

Room 5 Burials in China

Tomb GuardianTomb Guardian
Three-color glaze, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century
Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke
on exhibit through the year
Thematic Exhibition: Pottery Figures of the Han and Tang Dynasties

 

 

Room 5 Chinese Textiles: Valued Textile Fragments

古裂帖


Album of Antique Textiles
Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th - 17th century
on exhibit from July 7 to October 12, 2015

 

 

Room 8 Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

Li Bai StrollingLi Bai Strolling
By Liang Kai Southern Song dynasty, 13th century Important Cultural Property
on exhibit from September 8 to October 25, 2015
Thematic Exhibition: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy: Their Reception and Influence in Japan

 

 

Room 9 Decorative Art of the Qing Dynasty

如意形時計Watch on Mount in Shape of Ruyi Scepter
Qing dynasty, 19th century
Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige
on exhibit from July 7 to December 23, 2015

 

 

Room 13 Ethnic Cultures of Asia Wayang: Indonesian Shadow-puppet Theater

Wayang KulitWayang Kulit: Dewi Wara Sumbadra
20th century
Gift of Mr. Danarto
on exhibit from July 7 to October 12, 2015

 

 

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