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Special Exhibition Celebrating the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor
Shosoin: Essential Treasures of Ancient Japan Passed Down by the Imperial Family

Special Exhibition Celebrating the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor
Shosoin: Essential Treasures of Ancient Japan Passed Down by the Imperial Family / Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries   October 14, 2019 (Mon) - November 24, 2019 (Sun)

  
Eight-lobed bronze mirror decorated on the back with mother-of-pearl inlay, No. 13., China, Tang Dynasty, 8th century (The Shosoin Treasure, On exhibit from November 6 to November 24, 2019)

In celebration of the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor, the Museum will hold a special exhibition featuring culturally significant pieces from the formative Asuka and Nara periods (593–794). Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view the Shosoin Treasures and the Horyuji Treasures together in a single exhibition hall. As befits the inaugural year of the Imperial era “Reiwa,” this special exhibition will also provide insight into the history of Japanese culture for international audiences. The significance of these works lies not only in their status as masterpieces passed down by the Imperial Household, but also in their inestimable cultural value that grows with each passing year.

 

General Information

Period October 14–November 24, 2019
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30–17:00; Fridays, Saturdays, November 3, and November 4: until 21:00
(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for October 14 and November 4) and November 5
Admission Adults: 1700 (1500/1400) yen
University students: 1100 (900/800) yen
High school students: 700 (500/400) 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 July 19, 2019 to October 13, 2019.

* 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 Yomiuri Shimbun, NHK, and NHK Promotions Inc.
With the Sponsorship of Iwatani Corporation., Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD., and Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd.
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600  (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website https://artexhibition.jp/shosoin-tokyo2019/outline-en/

 

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