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Izumo and Yamato: The Birth of Ancient Japan

Izumo and Yamato: The Birth of Ancient Japan / Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries   January 15, 2020 (Wed) - March 8, 2020 (Sun)

  
Healing Buddha Yakushi Triad (Purportedly), Asuka to Nara period, 7th–8th century (Ishii-dera Temple, Nara Prefecture, Important Cultural Property)

The year 2020 will mark 1,300 years since Japan's oldest official history was compiled, The Chronicles of Japan (Nihon Shoki). The history contains two narratives: one of sacred lzumo inhabited by the gods of Shinto and ruled over by Ōkuninushi; and one of mortal Yamato, a place of human governance ruled over by the emperor. In partnership with their present-day counterparts, Shimane Prefecture (Izumo) and Nara Prefecture (Yamato), this special exhibition brings together rare and remarkable artifacts to explore these two foundational pillars of ancient Japan: the seat of sacred power in Izumo and the seat of political power in Yamato.

General Information

Period January 15-March 8, 2020
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30–17:00; Open until 21:00 on Fridays & Saturdays
(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (excluding February 24) and February 25
Admission Adults: 1600 (1400/1300) yen
University students: 1200 (1000/900) yen
High school students: 900 (700/600) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free 

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Prices in parentheses indicate discount ticket prices for advance purchase and group rates (over 20 people).

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Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each (please present ID at the ticket booth).

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Advance tickets are available for purchase at museum ticket booths (during museum opening hours, excluding the last 30 minutes) and other major ticketing agencies from November 5, 2019 to January 14, 2020.

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Special exhibition tickets are package tickets that include admission to the regular exhibitions on the date of entry.

Access 10-minute walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15-minute walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, Shimane Prefecture, Nara Prefecture, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc., and The Yomiuri Shimbun
With the Support of Agency for Cultural Affairs
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600  (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website https://izumo-yamato2020.jp/english.html

 

FY2019 Japan Cultural Expo Project Presented and Co-presented by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, and Japan Arts Council
 

 

 

 
FY2019 Japan Cultural Expo Project Presented and Co-presented by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, and Japan Arts Council
 
 

Related Events

<Lectures>   Izumo and Yamato
Heiseikan Auditorium  January 24, 2020 (Fri) - January 25, 2020 (Sat)   13:30 - 17:00   RESERVE_FINISH
Heiseikan Auditorium  January 15, 2020 (Wed)   (1) 13:30-14:30, (2) 15:30-16:30   RESERVE_DAY