Outline of Exhibition

2007 Exhibition of New Acquisitions
Period Jan 16 (Wed) - Feb 11 (Mon, a Holiday), 2008
Venue Special Exhibition Galleries 1 (part of Gallery 3), 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 21 (Mon), 28 (Mon), Feb 4 (Mon)
Sponsor National Museum of Japanese History

展示ポスター

Picture from the series "Famous Restaurants of Edo"

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 set up exhibitions 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 a collection of materials related to the art of making lacquer ware, architectural models of sacred imperial temples and shrines and items such as nishiki-e, which we collect annually on an ongoing basis. In our Mini Exhibition we are displaying some of the findings from the excavation of the Ide-Uenohara archaeological site conducted by Rekihaku. They comprise items found in a Jomon period dwelling with a "fukushiki-ro" fireplace.

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

Main Exhibits

Exhibition of New Acquisitions

1) Materials related to the art of making lacquer ware (Materials used by contemporary lacquer ware artisans)
2) Pictures of recreational hunting in the four seasons (Picture scrolls from the Late Edo period depicting hawk hunting and fishing)
3) Nishiki-e (Nishiki-e of the famous sites of Edo and nishiki-e of ghost stories and monsters)
4) Tokyo in the modern age: Kimono of women from the Yamanote area (Garments gifted by the Kurata family)
5) Funeral altars and hearses (Plain wooden altar, altar covered with white cloth, hearse)
6) Architectural models of sacred imperial temples and shrines (Drawings, etc of architecture from the Early Modern period)
7) Writings of court nobles and warriors (Materials from the Kiyohara family collection, writings of Kanenaka Kyoki, and the letter by an official of the Daimyo Satomi clan

Mini Exhibition (Findings from the FY 2007 investigation of the Ide-Uenohara site)

This section displays excavated garments from burial mounds in Korea dating from the 16th to 19th centuries.

商内道具集之内・桐油御合羽品々   江戸高名会亭尽 三囲之景 出羽屋
A merchant's goods, including waterproof capes made using Paulownia oil
 
The Dewaya Restaurant, view of Mimeguri, from the series "Famous Restaurants of Edo"
里見氏奉行人連署状   禁裏諸御殿建地割五拾分之壱
Letter by an official of the Daimyo Satomi clan
 
Drawing of a sacred imperial building drawn at a scale of 1/50
四季遊猟図    
Picture of recreational hunting in the four seasons
 
 

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