December 24, 2020 (Thu) - February 21, 2021 (Sun)
Japanese traditional architecture has undergone changes and diversification in accordance with the country’s natural and social conditions. Over time, styles and features unique to Japanese buildings – such as temples, shrines, castles, and houses – has been developed, and there are many historical buildings that have survived to date.
Since 2018, the Agency for Cultural Affairs (ACA), Government of Japan, has been working on the proposal of “Traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in Japan” for inscription on the Intangible Cultural Heritage list established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The exhibition Japanese Architecture: Traditional Skills and Natural Materials features architectural models from our exhibition of Japanese antiquities held on the occasion of Tokyo 1964 Olympics, as well as those created by ACA to examine the styles and skills employed in the historical buildings designated as national treasures or important cultural properties prior to their restoration, with the aim of transmitting the traditional craftsmanship. Visitors can gain an overview of Japanese architecture from ancient to modern times through these exquisite models of architectural masterpieces.
All tickets will be timed-entry tickets (timed tickets) and must be purchased in advance online. Museum members and other visitors eligible for free admission must also make advance reservations online.
With regard to the updated ticketing and entry procedures for the Special Exhibition “Japanese Architecture: Traditional Skills and Natural Materials,” please check its official exhibition website (available in Japanese only).
“Japanese Architecture” ＋Regular Exhibitions (timed tickets)