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Special Exhibition Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Designation of the Warrior in Keikō Armor as a National Treasure
Haniwa: Tomb Sculptures of Japan

  • Image of "Tomb Sculpture (Haniwa): Warrior in Keikō Armor, From the town of Iizuka, Ōta City, Gunma; Kofun period, 6th century; Tokyo National Museum (National Treasure)"

    Tomb Sculpture (Haniwa): Warrior in Keikō Armor, From the town of Iizuka, Ōta City, Gunma; Kofun period, 6th century; Tokyo National Museum (National Treasure)

    Upcoming

    Japanese Archaeology and Special Exhibition (Heiseikan) Special Exhibition Galleries
    October 16, 2024 (Wed) - December 8, 2024 (Sun)

    For the first time in fifty years, the Tokyo National Museum is presenting a special exhibition about haniwa, the remarkable tomb sculptures of ancient Japan. These diverse sculptures take the form of people, animals, buildings, tools, and weapons, providing vibrant glimpses into early societies.
    2024 is a special anniversary year, as Warrior in Keikō Armor, one of the most finely crafted and well-preserved haniwa in existence, was designated as a National Treasure fifty years ago. In celebration of this anniversary, the Warrior, together with related haniwa and those representing other regions throughout Japan, will be displayed on an unprecedented scale. We invite you to take advantage of this rare opportunity and experience these haniwa first-hand, witnessing how their richly expressive forms range from the rustic to the adorable.

General Information

Period October 16–December 8, 2024
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30–17:00
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Closed Mondays
*except for November 4, November 5 (All other exhibitions are closed on November 5.)
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, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc., The Asahi Shimbun
With the Special Sponsorship of   BANK OF AMERICA
With the Sponsorship of
TOPPAN Inc.
With the Cooperation of
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
General Inquiries 050-5541-8600 (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website https://haniwa820.exhibit.jp/
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Instagram @haniwa820_ten