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Passing Traditions in Japanese Art - Study, Copy, Create

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    Vajradhara (Copy, Detail)

    Japanese Archaeology and Special Exhibition (Heiseikan) Special Exhibition Gallery 4
    July 20, 2005 (Wed) - September 11, 2005 (Sun)

    The words "copy" or "reproduction" often have a negative bias. However, from an artistic viewpoint, the rebirth of the classics through copies and reproductions are important steps in creating art.

    This exhibition focuses on the importance of mastering copy and reproduction techniques in Japanese art.

 General Information
Period Wednesday, July 20 - Sunday, September 11, 2005
Venue Special Exhibition Gallery 4, Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 am. - 5:00 pm.
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays until 6:00 pm, Fridays until 8:00 pm.
(last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for Monday, August 15, 2005)
Admissions Adult 420 (210)yen, University Student 130 (70)yen
High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and under: Free
* ( ) indicate prices for those in groups of 20 or more.
* Persons with a disability are allowed free entry with one companion. Valid identification requested upon entry.
* Persons over 65 are allowed free entry. Proof of age (driver's license, passport, etc.) requested upon entry.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Nezu station.
Organizers Tokyo National Museum
General Inquiries +81-3-3822-1111
 Related lecture (in Japanese only)
  Commemorative lecture
Passing Traditions in Japanese Art
by Tabuchi Toshio (Professor of Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, Council member of Nihon Bijyutsuin.)
Auditorium, Heiseikan
Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 13:30 - 15:00
  Related Program
Family Gallery - Study, Copy, Create
Special Exhibition Gallery 3, Heiseikan
Wednesday, July 20 - Sunday, September 11, 2005
This educational workshop features family-oriented explanations and activities.
  Other Exhibitions
Cultural Crossings - Tang Art and the Japanese Envoys
Special Exhibition Gallery 1 & 2, Heiseikan
Wednesday, July 20 - Sunday, September 11, 2005
 Major Works on Display * Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Vajradhara (Copy,detail)
  Vajradhara (Copy)
(Original at Todaiji temple)
by Takeuchi Kyuichi
Meiji period
Five-stringed Biwa Lute of Rosewood with Mother-of-pearl Inlay
  Five - stringed Biwa Lute of Rosewood with Mother - of - pearl Inlay (Copy)
(Original: Shosoin treasure)
Meiji period
Crane Crane(Copy)   Avalokitsevara Avalokitsevara
  Apes Apes(Copy)
  Avalokitsevara, Apes, Crane - Set of 3 Hanging Scrolls (Copy)
(Original by Mu Chi )
by Yokoyama Taikan
Meiji period
Wall Paintings of Takamatsuzuka (Copy)
  Wall Paintings of Takamatsuzuka (Copy)
by Maeda Seison and other master artists
1973 - 74
Lent by Nara Cultural Properties Research Center Asuka Historical Museum
Honsanji Anthology of Thirty-six Poets (Reproduction)
  Hongsanji Anthology of Thirty - six Poets (Reproduction)
(Original at Nishi - Honganji Storehouse)
by Tanaka Shimbi
Meiji period