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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Normalization of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and China
Special Digital Exhibition:
The World of the Gu Gong Imperial Palace

  • Image of "Celebration of the Harvest (detail)By Jin Kun, Chen Mei, Sun Hu, Ding Guanpeng, Cheng Zhidao, and Wu Gui; China, Qing dynasty, 1740"

    Celebration of the Harvest (detail)
    By Jin Kun, Chen Mei, Sun Hu, Ding Guanpeng, Cheng Zhidao, and Wu Gui; China, Qing dynasty, 1740

    Japanese Archaeology and Special Exhibition (Heiseikan) Special Exhibition Gallery 1 & 2
    July 26, 2022 (Tue) - September 19, 2022 (Mon)

    Located in central Beijing, the Palace Museum was formerly a palace complex called the Forbidden City, from which the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties ruled China for approximately five hundred years. Today, the Museum is home to an extensive collection encompassing 1.9 million objects.

    Visitors to this exhibition will experience the depth and richness of Chinese art: They will travel to the Forbidden City at the height of the Qing dynasty through virtual reality, witness beautiful decorative arts through high-resolution 3D imagery, and dive into A Panorama of Rivers and Mountains, a masterpiece of “blue-green” painting, via a massive theater screen. The exhibition will also present Chinese emperors and the tangible cultural heritage of the Qing dynasty through select artworks from Tokyo National Museum. These displays will present an immersive picture of the imperial palace during the brilliant Qing dynasty.


Highlights of the Exhibition

Digital Exhibition

The Palace VR The Forbidden City : The Palace of Emperors
(c)The Palace Museum, Toppan Inc.

Major Works

Box in the Shape of Interlocking Diamonds with Children at Play

Lacquer inlay with gold, Qing dynasty, Qianlong era (1736–95)

Vase with Two Lugs

Openwork and arabesque design in famille rose enamel, Jingdezhen ware, Qianlong reign mark, China Qing dynasty, Qianlong era (1736–95)

General Information

Period July 26-September 19, 2022
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
* Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Closed Mondays (Except August 15 and September 19)
Admission Adults: ¥1,500
University students: ¥900

  • * Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each (please present an ID at the ticket booth).
  • * Visitors with tickets for this exhibition may also view the regular exhibitions on the day of their visit at no extra charge.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station 15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, The Palace Museum, Toppan Inc.
With the Special Support of The Asahi Shimbun
With the Assistance of Japan Asian Community Culture Cooperation Organization
General Inquiries 050-5541-8600 (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website https://kokyu2022.jp/  
Twitter @kokyu2022