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Architectural Plans of the Museum’s Hyokeikan Building

Architectural Plans of the Museum’s Hyokeikan Building / Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 15   December 8, 2020 (Tue) - February 14, 2021 (Sun)

  
Hyokeikan: Concept Drawing, Designed by Katayama Tōkuma and Niinomi Takamasa, November, 1902

The Museum’s Hyokeikan building was built in celebration of the wedding of the then Crown Prince Yoshihito (later Emperor Taishō; r. 1912–1926), which took place on May 10, 1900. It was a “wedding gift” to be dedicated to the Crown Prince, and voluntary donations for its construction were received from over 20,000 people in Japan, most of whom were Tokyo residents.

This exhibition sheds light on part of Hyokeikan’s construction process mainly through relevant extant material, which includes the building’s basic architectural plans such as floor plans, elevations, and cross sections, as well as photographs.

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Hyokeikan: Concept Drawing, Designed by Katayama Tōkuma and Niinomi Takamasa, November, 1902
The "Art Museum to be Dedicated to the Crown Prince (Hyokeikan)" Project: Cross Section, Designed by Katayama Tōkuma, Meiji era, 19th–20th century
The "Art Museum to be Dedicated to the Crown Prince (Hyokeikan)": Construction of the Brick Foundation, Meiji era, 19th–20th century
The "Art Museum to be Dedicated to the Crown Prince (Hyokeikan)": Construction, Meiji era, 19th–20th century