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Scheduled Special Exhibitions(April, 2015- March, 2016)

Special Exhibitions

Indian Buddhist Art from Indian Museum, Kolkata 
March 17, 2015 (Tue) - May 17, 2015 (Sun)



The oldest general museum in Asia, the Indian Museum in Kolkata, founded in 1814, is providing some 80 precious works of Indian Buddhist art for display in Japan. These treasures will lead you through the history of Buddhist art in India, where Buddhism was born.

Photo: Buddha Offering Protection, Ahichchhatra, Kushan dynasty(1st century A.D.)



Masterpieces of Kosan-ji.Temple: the complete scrolls of Choju Giga, Frolicking Animals
April 28, 2015 (Tue) - June 7, 2015 (Sun)


Known for its depictions of personified “frolicking animals,” Choju Giga, a National Treasure, is Japan’s most famous set of illustrated scrolls. This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view Choju Giga in its entirety by bringing together all four scrolls and five fragments, some of which are preserved outside of Japan. It will also introduce cultural properties from Kosan-ji Temple in Kyoto, where Choju Giga was passed down through the ages, as well as beliefs and artworks connected with the priest Myo’e (1173–1232), who revived this temple in the Kamakura period (1192–1333). Photo: Buddha Offering Protection, Ahichchhatra, Kushan dynasty(1st century A.D.)

Photo: Scrolls of Choju Giga, Frolicking Animals (detail), Heian Period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Kosan-ji Temple, Kyoto)
this scene on exhibit : April 28 - May 17, 2015



Cleopatra and the Queens of Egypt
July 11, 2015 (Sat) - September 23, 2015 (Wed)


This exhibition takes the queens of ancient Egypt, the most famous of whom is Cleopatra, as its theme. These queens not only supported reigning pharaohs as mothers, wives, and daughters, but also played significant roles in politics and religion. Their magnificence will be conveyed though masterpieces of ancient Egypt from a number of renowned museums around the world.

Photo: Relief of Queen Tiye, wife of Amenhotep III, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, 1388-1350 B.C., Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels E.2157  (C)RMAH




September 8, 2015 (Tue) - November 29, 2015 (Sun)


Bulgari is the Italian world class high jeweler brand with over 130 years of history.
This exclusive exhibition will highlight jewelies and watches that defined a pivotal period in Italian design.

Photo: Sautoir in platinum with sapphires and diamonds, 1969




The Great Terracotta Army of China's First Emperor
October 27, 2015 (Tue) - February 21, 2016 (Sun)


About 2,200 years ago, Qin Shi Huang succeeded in unifying China and became its First Emperor. His legacy is preserved in a vast terracotta army, the discovery of which is considered the greatest archeological find of the 20th century, and which continues to arouse wonder and provide new knowledge. With assistance from institutions such as the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center, this exhibition brings together artifacts with connections to the First Emperor while exploring the “everlasting world” of his terracotta army and its mysteries.




Regular Exhibition

EventsPage Top

Title Venue Date
Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum Toyokan
2015/9/29 - 2015/10/12
New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum Honkan
2016/1/2 - 2016/1/31
Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum Honkan
2016/3/15 - 2016/4/10

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Exceptional work of painting and calligraphy designated as National Treasure will be exhibit on this Gallery.

Designation Name Creation Excavation Period Acquisition
Room On exhibit
National Treasure Merrymaking Under Blossom Trees By Kano Naganobu Edo period, 17th century   Room 2, Honkan 2015/3/17 -
National Treasure Narrative Picture Scroll of the Chronicle of the Heiji Civil War: The Removal of the Imperial Family to Rokuhara   Kamakura period, 13th century Gift of Mr. Matsudaira Naoaki Room 2, Honkan 2015/4/14 -
National Treasure Wakatai jisshu (Treatise on poetry)
Segment of Wakatai jisshu (Treatise on poetry)
  Heian period, 11th century   Room 2, Honkan 2015/5/12 -
National Treasure Introduction to "Kokin wakashu" Poetry Anthology Attributed to Minamoto no Toshiyori Heian period, 12th century Okura Shukokan Museum, Tokyo Room 2, Honkan 2015/6/9 -
National Treasure Equestrian Portraits of Court Nobles   Kamakura period, 13th century Okura Shukokan Museum, Tokyo Room 2, Honkan 2015/7/7 -
National Treasure Letters from Minamoto no Yoritomo (Hokan shu, Volume 2)   Heian period, dated 1186 Kongobuji, Wakayama Room 2, Honkan 2015/8/4 -
National Treasure Segment from Poetry AnthologyKnown as "Akihagi-jo" Attributed to Ono no Tofu Heian period, 11th - 12th century   Room 2, Honkan 2015/9/8 -
National Treasure Senzui byobu (Screen with landscape painting for buddhist rituals)   Kamakura period, 13th century Jingoji, Kyoto Room 2, Honkan 2015/10/6 -
National Treasure Senju Kannon(Sahasrabhuja)   Heian period, 12th century   Room 2, Honkan 2015/11/5 -
National Treasure Maple Viewers By Kano Hideyori Muromachi - Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century   Room 2, Honkan 2015/12/1 -
National Treasure Autumn and Winter Landscapes By Sesshu Toyo Muromachi period, late 15th - early 16th century   Room 2, Honkan 2015/12/15 -
National Treasure Pine Trees By Hasegawa Tohaku Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century   Room 2, Honkan 2016/1/2 -
National Treasure Zenmui and Emon Daishi   Heian period, 11th century Ichijoji, Hyogo Room 2, Honkan 2016/1/19 -
National Treasure Poems of Bai Juyi By Fujiwara no Kozei Heian period, dated 1018 (Kan'nin 2)   Room 2, Honkan 2016/2/16 -
National Treasure Portrait of Takami Senseki By Watanabe Kazan Edo period, dated 1837 (Tenpo 8)   Room 2, Honkan 2016/3/15 -