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What is e-Museum?


e-Museum App for iOS/Android (English/Japanese/Chinese/Korean, Free)

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A Virtual Gallery of Cultural Masterpieces
Held by Japan’s National Institutions

Available for iOS and Android devices, the e-Museum app provides high-resolution images of Japan's designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties in the collections of the four national museums in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Kyushu and the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties.

Users can tap, scroll, and zoom their way through each work of art in brilliant color and detail. A selection of illustrated handscrolls and sacred Buddhist texts called sutras are also available for uninterrupted viewing from beginning to end. Slowly scrolling from right to left, users can experience these handscrolls as they were meant to be read.

The e-Museum app is available in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. The app also allows users to link their Twitter accounts to share their discoveries with the world.

App images

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System Requirements

Android devices
Android 7.0 or later

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices
iOS 11.0 or later

*Internet connection required

Languages English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean
Download Link



Free (23 MB)


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Free (128.3 MB)

Production Planning: National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties
Content: Tokyo National Museum, Kyoto National Museum, Nara National Museum, Kyushu National Museum, and the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties