Outline of Exhibition

2006 Exhibition of New Acquisitions
Period Jan 10 (Wed) - Feb 12 (Mon), 2007
Venue Special Exhibition Galleries, National Museum of Japanese History
Admissions

Adults ¥420 (¥350)
Senior high school & college students: ¥250 (¥200)
Elementary & junior high school students: ¥110 (¥90)
* Fees in parentheses apply to groups of 20 or more
* Admission to permanent collection included

Hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(no entrance after 4:00 p.m.)
Closed

Jan 15 (Mon), 22 (Mon), and 29 (Mon), Feb 5 (Mon)

Sponsor National Museum of Japanese History

Dresser with mountain, water, flower, bird motif and mother-of-pearl inlay (circa 1800)

The collection of materials is one of the important activities of the National Museum of Japanese History (Rekihaku). We collect important historical materials and valuable cultural assets that inform us about Japan's history and culture for research purposes, to use and also protect them from becoming lost. A great many materials are added to our collection every year. However, it is difficult to make some of these materials accessible to the public through general exhibitions and special exhibitions which are subject to space and time constraints. Consequently, in recent years we have established the "Exhibition of New Acquisitions" to give the public the opportunity to view recent acquisitions that have not yet, or only briefly, been on display. In this exhibition we are displaying significant materials on a variety of themes, including lacquerware, journeys, Japanese fishing rods, ghosts, kimono, portraits of the deceased, and nishiki-e. Furthermore, this time we are trialing a new mini special exhibition to coincide with the Exhibition of New Acquisitions.

We look forward to your continued understanding and support for Rekihaku's activities on the acquisition, preservation and use of such materials.

Scenery of the 53 Stages of the Tokaido, by Gountei Sadahide (Late Edo period)   Drawing of Ichikawa Danjuro entering nirvana (1854)
Scenery of the 53 Stages of the Tokaido, by Gountei Sadahide (Late Edo period)
 
Drawing of Ichikawa Danjuro entering nirvana (1854)
Picture scroll of ghosts (Edo period)   Short-sleeved kimono with moon, stream, willow and clover motif (Late Edo period - Meiji period)
Picture scroll of ghosts (Edo period)
 
Short-sleeved kimono with moon, stream, willow and clover motif (Late Edo period - Meiji period)

Note: Please note that items in the exhibition are subject to change.