特別展「日本美術をひも解く―皇室、美の玉手箱」/2022年8月6日(土)~9月25日(日)/東京藝術大学大学美術館/

Special Exhibition
Themes in Japanese Art from the Imperial Collection

National Treasure Dōshoku Sai-e (Colorful Realm of Living Beings)
Itō Jakuchū
Rooster, Sunflowers and Morning Glories, 1759
The Museum of the Imperial Collections, Sannomaru Shōzōkan

August 30 - September 25

This exhibition unlocks a "Treasure Chest of Art," offering a glimpse into the world of Japanese art through 82 diverse works, including masterpieces that are the gems of the Museum of the Imperial Collections, Sannomaru Shozokan, as well as works in the collection of the Tokyo University of the Arts.


Of particular importance are the many outstanding pieces that have been handed down within the Imperial Family, which has been at the center of Japanese culture for generations and has protected and patronized the fine arts. In addition, the Tokyo Fine Arts School—the predecessor of the Tokyo University of the Arts, where this exhibition is being held—is where the famous scholar and art critic Okakura Tenshin gave the first systematic lectures on Japanese art history in 1890. The University has continued to play an important role in art education and research ever since.


Japanese art is often thought to be difficult to appreciate without specialized knowledge, but by approaching it through these two institutions with such strong historical backgrounds, this exhibition will provide an easy to understand introduction to its enduring appeal based on four themes, "Japanese Art Evolving from Letters," "People and Various Stories of their Livings" "Sentiments Towards Living Beings," and "Touched by Scenery." We hope you will enjoy the rich and expansive world of Japanese art, ranging from well-known masterpieces to small but charming objets d’art.

List of Works / English / Download / PDF / 850KB

Overview & Access

Dates

August 6 – September 25, 2022

  • * Some works will be replaced during the exhibition period.

Hours

10:00-17:00 (entry by 16:30)

Fridays and Saturdays in Sep : 10:00 – 19:30 (entry by 19:00)

Closed

Mondays (except September 19)

  • * Depending on weather condition, disasters, etc., there may be changes to the admission policy.
  • * Please check our website prior to your visit.

Place

Main Gallery 1,2,3,4
The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts

12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8714, Japan

Admission

Adults: 2,000yen

Students above senior high school: 1,200yen

Junior high school students or younger: Free


  • * Free admission for disabled people (one accompanying guest for each disabled person is admitted free)
  • * Advance tickets are sale from July 5 to August 5 (Available at Art Exhibition Japan Ticket App)
    Adults: 1,800yen
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Organizers

The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, The Museum of the Imperial Collections, Sannomaru Shozokan, The Yomiuri Shimbun

With the Special Sponsorship of

Canon Inc., Daiwa Securities Group, Mitsui Fudosan Co.,Ltd., MITSUBISHI ESTATE CO.,LTD., Meiji Holdings Co.,Ltd.

With the Sponsorship of

East Japan Railway Company, SHIMIZU CORPORATION, Takashimaya Co.,Ltd., TAKENAKA CORPORATION, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation

With the Special Support of

Agency for Cultural Affairs, TSUMUGU Project

Inquiry

TEL. +81-47-316-2772 (NTT Hello Dial)

Map

The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts

12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8714, Japan


  • 10 minutes from Ueno Station by JR Line or Nezu Station by Chiyoda Subway Line.
  • 15 minutes from Ueno Station by Ginza, Hibiya Subway Line or Keisei Ueno Station by Keisei Line.

  • * No parking in the museum.

National Treasure Chinese Lions (right)
Kanō Eitoku
Momoyama period, 16th century
The Museum of the Imperial Collections, Sannomaru Shōzōkan

August 6 - 28

Press inquiries

YOUTH PLANNING CENTER, INC. (Ikebukuro, Hirano, Oyama)

E-mail. tamatebako2022@ypcpr.com

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