Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 8 & Room 11
April 16, 2019 (Tue) - May 6, 2019 (Mon)
“Important Cultural Property” is a designation given to tangible cultural properties including paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, calligraphy, books, historical documents, archaeological objects, historical materials, and buildings that have been deemed historically or artistically important to Japan.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, those that are inherently superior or have high artistic value even from a global perspective are designated “National Treasures.”
This exhibition contains 3 objects that were designated as National Treasures and 41 objects as Important Cultural Properties in 2019, as well as 1 decorative art object additionally designated as an Important Cultural Property.
We hope that visitors will enjoy this rare opportunity to view these invaluable objects.