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2016 Newly Designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties

2016 Newly Designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties / Honkan Room 8 & Room 11   April 19, 2016 (Tue) - May 8, 2016 (Sun)

  
Scenes in and around Kyoto (Funaki version) (detail), By Iwasa Katsumochi (Matabei), Edo Period, 17th century (National Treasure, Tokyo National Museum)

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 52 items, which were newly designated as National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties in 2016, including Scenes in and around Kyoto, Funaki version (National Treasure). We hope you enjoy the rare opportunity to see these important items.

 

 Major works in this exhibition
 Major works in this exhibition
Scenes in and around Kyoto (Funaki version), By Iwasa Katsumochi (Matabei), Edo Period, 17th century (National Treasure, Tokyo National Museum)
Seated Priest Eison, Wood / Items Enshrined within Eison, By Zenshun, Kamakura Period, dated 1280 / 13th century (National Treasure, Lent by Saidaiji Temple, Nara)
Domaru Armor with Black Leather Lacing, Muromachi Period, 15th century (National Treasure, Lent by Kasugataisha Shrine, Nara)
Buddhist Sutras at Shomyoji ; Documents of Kanazawa Bunko, Heian-Meiji Period, 12th-19th century (National Treasure, Lent by Shomyoji Temple, Kanagawa)
Ripples, By Fukuda Heihachiro, Showa Period, dated 1932 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Osaka City Museum of Modern Art)
Kongara (Kimkara) and Seitaka (Cetaka), Wood, Edo Period, 17th century (Important Art Object, Lent by Hozanji Temple, Nara)
Square Dishes Design of the Chinese monk poet Hanshan and Shide in underglaze brown, Painting by Ogata Korin, calligraphy and Ceramic by Ogata Kenzan, Edo Period, 18th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Kyoto National Museum)
Letter by Fujiwara no Toshinari, By Fujiwara no Toshinari, Kamakura Period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Kosetsu Museum of Art, Hyogo)
Objects from Toro Site, Shizuoka, Late Yayoi Period, 1st-3rd century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Shizuoka City, Shizuoka)
Objects from Dainichiyama No. 35 Tumulus, Wakayama, Late Kofun Period, 6th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Wakayama Prefecture)
Materials related to the Ad-hoc National Treasure Research Bureau, Meiji Period, 19th century (Important Cultural Property, Tokyo National Museum)

 
 

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