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The TNM Collection

View approximately 600 outstanding works owned by the Tokyo National Museum in fields such as paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, decorative arts, and archaeology. Works can be scrolled in lists by type or on current display, or searched by artist or region.


ColBase is a database of collections of the four national museums: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Kyushu.


This site provides high-definition images of the National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties owned by the Tokyo National Museum, Kyoto National Museum, Nara National Museum, Kyushu National Museum and the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties aligned under the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage, together with their descriptions in multiple languages (Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean).

Image Search

Image data for cultural properties owned by the museum whose copyrights have expired are accessible to the public.

Digital Library

A wide variety of Japanese, western and Chinese books in the collection of Tokyo National Museum can be viewed.

List of Academic Databases

Search for specific data by theme, such as historical maps or photographs, in our database of research and study activities conducted by the museum.

About Google Arts & Culture

Through Google Arts & Culture, masterpieces from the TNM collection such as the National Treasures Maple Viewers and Fugen Bosatsu (Samantabhadra) can be seen as high-resolution images along with Street View images of the Honkan and the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures.

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