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The 30th Anniversary of the Enthronement
Cultural Exchanges of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress: Sharing the Beauty of Japan

The 30th Anniversary of the Enthronement
Cultural Exchanges of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress: Sharing the Beauty of Japan / Honkan Room T4 & T5   March 5, 2019 (Tue) - April 29, 2019 (Mon)

  
Heavenly Maiden of Silk Cultivation, By Takamura Koun, 1924, Sannomaru Shozokan (the Museum of the Imperial Collections), Imperial Household Agency [On exhibit through March 31, 2019]

This exhibition features artworks connected to the Imperial Family from the collections of the Imperial Household Agency. These artworks include the folding screens, Poetry and Genre Scenes from Yuki and Suki Provinces for Daijosai (Grand Thanksgiving Festival after the Enthronement), which were created by Higashiyama Kaii and Takayama Tatsuo in 1990 for a ceremony held upon the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor Akihito. The exhibition also displays Japanese works introduced by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan on their visits to foreign countries. The Japanese culture conveyed by Their Majesties deepened the world's understanding of Japan and further promoted international exchanges with our country. In a year that marks the 30th anniversary of the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor Akihito, this exhibition introduces the cultural exchange undertaken by Their Majesties the  Emperor and Empress of Japan.

 

Highlights of the Exhibition

General Information

About the Exhibitions and Highlights

The Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor

Poetry and Genre Scenes from Yuki and Suki Provinces for Daijosai (Grand Thanksgiving Festival after the Enthronement) Poetry and Genre Scenes from Yuki and Suki Provinces for Daijosai (Grand Thanksgiving Festival after the Enthronement)Poetry and Genre Scenes from Yuki and Suki Provinces for Daijosai (Grand Thanksgiving Festival after the Enthronement)
"Yuki" screens (On exhibit from March 5 to March 31, 2019)

Poetry and Genre Scenes from Yuki and Suki Provinces for Daijosai (Grand Thanksgiving Festival after the Enthronement) Poetry and Genre Scenes from Yuki and Suki Provinces for Daijosai (Grand Thanksgiving Festival after the Enthronement) Poetry and Genre Scenes from Yuki and Suki Provinces for Daijosai (Grand Thanksgiving Festival after the Enthronement)
"Suki" screens (On exhibit from April 2 to April 29, 2019)
Poetry and Genre Scenes from Yuki and Suki Provinces for Daijosai (Grand Thanksgiving Festival after the Enthronement)
"Yuki" screens: by Higashiyama Kaii; "Suki" screens: by Takayama Tatsuo
1990, Supply Division, Imperial Household Agency

Foreign Visits and Cultural Exchanges of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress

小栗判官絵巻小栗判官絵巻
(detail of scroll No.10)
The Tale of Oguri Hangan
By Iwasa Matabei, Edo period, 17th century
Sannomaru Shozokan (The Museum of the Imperial Collections), Imperial Household Agency
花鳥十二ヶ月図 花鳥十二ヶ月図 花鳥十二ヶ月図 花鳥十二ヶ月図 花鳥十二ヶ月図 花鳥十二ヶ月図 花鳥十二ヶ月図 花鳥十二ヶ月図 花鳥十二ヶ月図 花鳥十二ヶ月図 花鳥十二ヶ月図 花鳥十二ヶ月図 花鳥十二ヶ月図
Birds and Flowers of the Twelve Months
By Sakai Hoitsu
Edo period, dated 1823
Sannomaru Shozokan (The Museum of the Imperial Collections), Imperial Household Agency
(On exhibit from April 2 to April 29, 2019)

Her Majesty the Empress and Sericulture

養蚕天女 養蚕天女
Heavenly Maiden of Silk Cultivation
By Takamura Koun
1924, Sannomaru Shozokan (The Museum of the Imperial Collections), Imperial Household Agency
(On exhibit from March 5 to March 31, 2019)
赤縮緬地吉祥文様刺繍振袖赤縮緬地吉祥文様刺繍振袖

Embroidered Furisode (Garment with long sleeves) with Auspicious Design on Red Chirimen-crepe Ground
1935, The Board of Chamberlains
Imperial Household Agency
(On exhibit from March 5 to March 31, 2019)

イヴニングドレスイヴニングドレス

Evening Dress
Heisei era, 20th century
The Board of Chamberlains, Imperial Household Agency
(On exhibit from April 2 to April 29, 2019)

General Information

Period Tuesday, March 5 - Monday, April 29, 2019
Venue Honkan Room T4 and T5, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Fridays, Saturdays, until 21:00
(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for Monday, March 25 and Monday, April 29)
Admission Adults: 1100 (1000) yen
University students: 700 (600) yen
High school students: 400 (300) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free 
* Prices shown in parentheses indicate advance and group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each (please present an ID at the ticket booth).
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Advance tickets will be on sale at the museum ticket booths (during museum opening hours excluding the last 30 minutes) and other major ticketing agencies from January 18 to March 4, 2019. End of sales

* Tickets to this exhibition include one admission to the regular exhibitions on the date of entry.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, The Imperial Household Agency,
Agency for Cultural Affairs, The Yomiuri Shimbun
With the Special Sponsorship of Canon Inc., Suntory Holdings Limited, Shiseido Company, Limited,
East Japan Railway Company, Sekisui House, Ltd., Takashimaya Co., Ltd.,
JAPAN TOBACCO INC., Nomura Holdings Inc., Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.,
MITSUBISHI ESTATE Co., Ltd., Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.
With the Sponsorship of JTB Corp., Takenaka Corporation,
NARITA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CORPORATION, Japan Post Group,
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd,
Mitsubishi Corporation
Catalog, Audio guide The exhibition catalog (1.200 yen) is available at the museum shop in Honkan (Japanese Gallery). Audio guide (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean) is available for 500 yen.
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600  (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website https://tsumugu-exhibition2019.jp/ (in Japanese)