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Buddhist statue masterpieces by Unkei on display in Tokyo in fall

Asahi Shimbun - May 14, 2017
Ryusuke Asami of the Tokyo National Museum says on April 20, “We will hold a record large-scale exhibition of Unkei's Buddhist statues.” TV personality Tomoe Shinohara says, “Unkei created so much inspiring jewelry art for his statues that I feel that ...

Japan Celebrates The Art Of The Tea Ceremony

HarpersBazaarArabia - May 9, 2017
This year, Chanoyu, The Arts of the Tea Ceremony, a major exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum, makes it an even more rewarding time to visit. It is widely known that the venerable tradition of drinking tea, so prevalent throughout Asia and the ...

10 reasons to visit Tokyo, Japan

Femina - May 18, 2017
Go to Ueno Park to access some of Tokyo's best attractions, including the Tokyo National Museum, which hosts the world's largest collection of Japanese art, and the impressive 17th-century Tosho-gu shrine. 3. Go for the views ...

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Remaking Tradition: Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum

by: Cleveland Museum of Art
This catalogue presents over fifty works in different media—most notably sculpture, painting, and ceramics—assembled together for the first time to convey the impressive variety of Japanese art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These works, all masterpieces from the collection of the Tokyo National Museum, introduce the museum’s astounding holdings of modern Japanese art to an American audience and help illustrate where modern works fit within the rich history of Japanese visual tradition.
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Elegant Perfection: Masterpieces of Courtly and Religious Art from the Tokyo National Museum

by: Melissa McCormick, Tokyo National Museum

As the oldest and largest museum in Japan, the Tokyo National Museum houses a vast collection of culturally important artworks. Elegant Perfection highlights twenty-six masterpieces from this esteemed collection, and together these objects tell the story of the country's artistic development from the prehistoric Jō mon era through the 19th century. Essays by experts at the Tokyo National Museum offer insights into how Buddhist art evolved in Japan, and how the aesthetics valued by Japanese courtly society, initially influenced by Chinese Tang culture, gradually became more distinctly Japanese.
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Art of the Samurai: Selections from the Tokyo National Museum

by: editor Kazutoshi Harada

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The Go Collection of Netsuke. Tokyo National Museum

by: Hirokazu Arakawa
This is "THE BOOK" on Netsuke! It is unique in that it is written by a netsuke carver himself!, Masatoshi. He shares how it all began with caring for his father's tools, preparing carving materials, to finding his own ideas. And the 378 color plates found in this 240 page add to the joy of reading and perhaps learning from it.
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TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM - Honkan (Japanese Gallery, 2013)

Tokyo National Museum - Honakan (Japanese Gallery) The original Main Gallery (designed by the British architect Josiah Conder) was severely damaged in the ...


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tokyo national museum 1/4, ueno tokyo jp holiday afternoon

tokyo national museum 1/4, ueno tokyo jp holiday afternoon 上野国立博物館の祭日午後の映像です。2015年11月.

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The Tokyo National Museum established in 1872, is the oldest Japanese national museum, the largest art museum in Japan and one of the largest art museums ...

TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM - The Museum garden and teahouses

Tokyo National Museum - Museum Garden and Teahouses A large garden on the north side of Honkan adds seasonal color to the Tokyo National Museum, rich ...