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Passing on Cultural Heritage: Buddhist Murals and Sculptures of Horyuji

Passing on Cultural Heritage: Buddhist Murals and Sculptures of Horyuji / Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T4 & T5 

 Image of "Wall Painting from Kondo Hall of Horyuji (No. 6) Copy  (detail), By Sakurai Koun, Meiji period, 19th century (Tokyo National Museum, On exhibit from April 14 to May 10, 2020)" 
Wall Painting from Kondo Hall of Horyuji (No. 6) Copy (detail), By Sakurai Koun, Meiji period, 19th century (Tokyo National Museum, On exhibit from April 14 to May 10, 2020)

【Cancelled】
This special exhibition has been cancelled due to concerns over the potential spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19.

In Spring 2020, we are commemorating the 70th year since the passing of the Act on Protection of Cultural Heritage. This law was passed a year after a fire broke out in the Kondo (Main Hall) of Horyuji Temple (World Heritage), one of the oldest wooden structures of the world. Invaluable cultural properties, including the astonishing 1300-year old murals from the Asuka period (593–710) were severely damaged in this fire.
In the special exhibition Passing on Cultural Heritage: Buddhist Murals and Sculptures of Horyuji, we are displaying excellent reproductions of the murals of the Main Hall, the Kudara Kannon (National Treasure) and other objects that were damaged. By showing these works we wish to convey the importance of cultural preservation.

List of Works
PDF (311KB)

 

General Information

Period Cancelled
Venue Honkan Room T4 and T5, 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 (Except March 30 and May 4, 2020)
Admission Adults: 1,200 (1,100) yen
University students: 600 (500) yen
High school students: 400 (300) 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 January 7 to March 12, 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, Horyuji,
The Asahi Shimbun, NHK,
NHK Promotions Inc.,
Agency for Cultural Affairs and Japan Arts Council
With the Special
Assistance of
Tokyo University of the Arts COI Site,
Nara Prefecture
With the Sponsorship of Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., Nissha Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
With the Assistance of Takano Lab of National Institute of Informatics,
National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties,
Nara National Museum, Benrido Inc.
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600  (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website https://horyujikondo2020.jp/

 

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

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