November 08 , 2017
Exhibition Title： Kyoto National Museum 120th Anniversary Commemorative Special Exhibition －National Treasures: Masterpieces of Japan
Period： October 3 - November 26, 2017
Venue： Kyoto National Museum Heisei Chishinkan Wing
Transportation： JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus
Special Exhibition Hours： 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 5:30 p.m.)
Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 7:30 p.m.)
Closed： Closed on Monday *Except October 9
Special Exhibition Admission： Adult \1,500 (\1,300)
Univ. Student \1,200 (\1,000)
High School Student \900 (\700)
Admission is free under middle school students.
*(Fees in parentheses for groups of twenty or more)
Organized by Kyoto National Museum, THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS, NHK Kyoto, NHK PlanNet Kinki
Supported by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education, Kyoto City Board of Education
Special Supported by Shimadzu Corporation
Sponsored by Kyoto University of Arts and Crafts, GS Yuasa International Ltd., SHOGAKUKAN Inc., DAIWA HOUSE INDUSTRY CO., Central Japan Railway Company., LTD., WEST JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY, NIPPON SHINYAKU CO.,LTD., Nissha Co., Ltd.
Technical Assistance by KITERAS Inc., CCS INC.
Cooperated by Nippon Kodo Co., Ltd.
＜Images from the Exhibit＞
The history of the Kyoto National Museum is closely related to the history of Japan’s National Treasures. It was 120 years ago that the museum opened; in that same year of 1897, the term “National Treasures” was first used as part of the newly enacted Law for the Preservation of Old Shrines and Temples. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the Kyoto National Museum presents a major special exhibition of Japan’s National Treasures, the first showing of its kind in over forty years.
What constitutes a National Treasure? The term “National Treasure” is the highest designation given by the government of Japan to a very small number of artworks and artifacts of unique and extraordinary historical, artistic, and scholarly merit. Most importantly, these rarest of works eloquently and exquisitely bespeak the history and culture of Japan and its people. The Kyoto National Museum’s exhibition will feature approximately two hundred National Treasures, including painting, calligraphy, sculpture, decorative arts, and archeological artifacts, shown in several installations over the exhibition period. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter some of the most beautiful and significant works in Japanese history.
＜List of works（2017.10.17 update）＞