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"Story of ..." - Memories of Cartier creations


    March 28, 2009 (Sat) - May 31, 2009 (Sun)

    Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce between France and Japan, this exhibition displays 276 pieces from amongst the 1370 objects in the archives of Cartier, France's representative jeweller and other collections. Designer Yoshioka Tokujin will be dramatizing the stories of the various articles of jewellery.

 General Information
Period Saturday, March 28 - Sunday, May 31, 2009
Venue Hyokeikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours (Hyokeikan) 9:30 - 18:00
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays until 20:00
(last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for Monday, May 4) (Closed on Thursday, May 7)
* Open on Thursday, May 7, 2009
Admissions Adults: 1,400 (1,200/1,100) yen
University and High school students: 800 (600/500) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance / group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with physical or mental disabilities are allowed free entry with one accompanying guest each.
* Advance tickets are on sale at the Museum ticket office (during museum hours) and e-ticket Pia(P-code:688-493), Lawson Ticket(L-code:33176),JTB and other major playguides, until Friday, March 27, 2009.
* Special exhibition "The National Treasure ASHURA and Masterpieces from Kohfukuji" (Tuesday, March 31 - Sunday, June 7, 2009, Heiseikan) requires a separate admission fee. A total of 100 yen discount will apply to day tickets when both special exhibitions are seen on the same day.
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, Nikkei Inc.
With the Special
Cooperation of
Directed by Yoshioka Tokujin (Designer)
With the Support of The French Embassy
With the Sponsorship of EXEC. INTERNATIONAL INC., JTB Business World Tokyo Corp., CENTRAL GLASS CO.,LTD., Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd., MAXRAY INC., YAMAGEN Co.,Ltd., RISING SUN SECURITY SERVICE CO.,LTD.
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Official Website http://www.storyof.jp/
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.
 Related events
  Commemorative lecture (In Japanese)
"Exhibition direction and Tokujin Yoshioka's design philosophy"
  Auditorium, Heiseikan
Sunday, April 5, 2009, 13:30 - 15:00
Lecture by: Yoshioka Tokujin (Designer), Ito Fumiko (Design Management)
 Exhibitions held simultaneously
The National Treasure ASHURA and Masterpieces from Kohfukuji
Heiseikan, Tuesday, March 31 - Sunday, June 7, 2009
Requires a separate admission fee. For opening hours of this exhibition click here.
This exhibition commemorates the 1300th anniversary of Kohfukuji Temple, Nara, featuring the sculpture of Ashura, one of the most treasured sculptures made during the beginning to mid-7th century.
 Major Works on Display
Scroll Tiara Photo N. Welsh, Cartier Collection ©Cartier   Scroll Tiara
Cartier Paris
dated 1910
Cartier Collection
Maharaja Photo N. Welsh, Cartier Collection ©Cartier   Maharaja Necklace
Cartier Paris, Special order
dated 1928
Cartier Collection
Wristwatch Photo N. Welsh, Cartier Collection ©Cartier   Panther-pattern Wristwatch
Cartier Paris, dated 1914
Cartier Collection
Crocodile necklace Photo N. Welsh, Cartier Collection ©Cartier   Crocodile Necklace
Cartier Paris, Special order
dated 1975
Cartier Collection