Outline of Exhibition

2005 Exhibition of New Acquisitions
Period of exhibition Wednesday, January 11 to Sunday, February 12, 2006
Exhibition site Galleries 1 and 2 [ Access ]
Admission fee Included in general admission fee [ Introduction To The Museum ]
Hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no entrance after 4:00 p.m.)
Closed Mondays
Sponsor National Museum of Japanese History



One of the important activities of the National Museum of Japanese History (Rekihaku) is the collection of materials. The museum collects important historical materials and valuable cultural assets that provide information about Japanese history and culture in order to study them and protect them from becoming scattered and lost.

Although Rekihaku adds many items to its collections every year, it can be difficult to exhibit some of these materials in general / special exhibitions, where space and time restrictions apply. That is why Rekihaku holds the "Exhibition of New Acquisitions" exhibit once a year to display recently acquired items that have had little or no opportunity to be seen by the general public.

The exhibit features significant materials on various topics such as "dotaku" (bronze bells), "Late Edo and Meiji period kimonos," "specters and ghost stories," "famous places in Edo," and "shini-e (pictures of famous deceased actors).


History of kesa-dasuki-mon dotaku

famous places in Edo


depictions of strange happenings and specters

Momotaro story picture scrolls


Lunar New Year tsukurimono

Late Edo and Meiji period kimonos