The Wonders of URUSHI: 12,000-Year History of People and Lacquer in Japan
Period Tuesday,July 11 –Sunday, September 3, 2017
Venue Special Exhibition Galleries A&B, National Museum of Japanese History

Adults: ¥830 (¥560)
Senior high school & college students: ¥450 (¥250)
* Fees in parentheses apply to groups of 20 or more
* Admission to permanent exhibitions included
* Free admission for elementary & junior high school students
* Free admission for senior high school students every Saturday

Hours 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (entrance closed at 4:30 p.m.)
* Open hours and days are subject to change.
Closed Mondays (When Monday is a national holiday, the Museum is closed the following Tuesday.)
Organizer National Museum of Japanese History

Concept of the Exhibition

In regions of Asia where lacquer trees grow, distinctive techniques of lacquerware have developed, giving rise to cultures unique to each region. This exhibition explores the history of the relationship between people and lacquer in the Japanese Archipelago from the prehistoric Jomon period to the present in the context of Asian lacquerware culture as a whole, through various approaches including archeology, art, folklore, and natural science.