In celebration of the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor, the Museum will hold a special exhibition featuring culturally significant pieces from the formative Asuka and Nara periods (593–794).
Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view the Shosoin Treasures and the Horyuji Treasures together in a single exhibition hall.
As befits the inaugural year of the Imperial era “Reiwa,” this special exhibition will also provide insight into the history of Japanese culture for international audiences.
The significance of these works lies not only in their status as masterpieces passed down by the Imperial Household, but also in their inestimable cultural value that grows with each passing year.
TitleSpecial Exhibition Celebrating the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor
Shosoin: Essential Treasures of Ancient Japan Passed Down by the Imperial Family
PeriodMonday, October 14 – Sunday, November 24, 2019
*Term 1: Monday, October 14 – Monday, November 4, 2019
*Term 2: Wednesday, November 6 – Sunday, November 24, 2019
VenueHeiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours9:30–17:00, Fridays, Saturdays, November 3 and 4 until 21:00
(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
ClosedMondays and November 5 (except for October 14 and November 4)
Admission (tax included)
Admission Advance ⁄
Group (more than 20 persons)
Adults ￥1,700 ￥1,500 ⁄
University students ￥1,100 ￥900 ⁄ ￥800 High school students ￥700 ￥500 ⁄ ￥400 Junior high school students and under Free
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each (please present an ID at the ticket booth).
* Advance tickets will be on sale at the museum ticket booths (during museum opening hours excluding the last 30 minutes) and other major ticketing agencies from July 19 to October 13, 2019.
* Tickets to this exhibition include one admission to the regular exhibitions on the date of entry.
Access10 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
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OrganizersTokyo National Museum, The Yomiuri Shimbun, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc.
With the sponsorship ofIwatani Corporation, Daiwa House Industry Co.,Ltd., Toppan Printing CO., LTD., Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd.
General Inquiries+81(0)3-5777-8600(Hello Dial)
Exhibition Websitehttps://artexhibition.jp/shosoin-tokyo2019/(in Japanese）