'National Treasures of Japan'

Oct 9, 2014

'National Treasures of Japan'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Nearly 120 of Japan’s National Treasures are being brought together for the Tokyo National Museum’s third Heisei Era “National Treasures of Japan” exhibition, which this year also commemorates the 80th birthday of Emperor Akihito. Through important paintings, sculptures, decorative art objects, documents and other ...

The back story to Taiwan's treasures

Aug 7, 2014

The back story to Taiwan's treasures

by C.B. Liddell

The artworks and objects on display at the Tokyo National Museum’s latest show, “Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei,” have had something of checkered history. A large part of this was due to the efforts of the Japanese Imperial Army to get ...

Aug 4, 2014

The fruit of good Japan-Taiwan ties

The exhibition of treasures from Taipei's National Palace Museum at the Tokyo National Museum through Sept. 15 is the first exhibition of its kind in an Asian country outside Taiwan. That's why it is attracting big crowds of Japanese.

Jul 29, 2014

Taiwan first lady resumes Japan visit after museum flap

Taiwan’s first lady will resume a rare visit to Japan that was postponed after a diplomatic row over posters for an exhibition of loaned treasured artefacts, officials said Monday. Chow Mei-ching, wife of President Ma Ying-jeou, was set to attend the opening of an ...

Museums to display Taiwan's treasures

Jun 17, 2014

Museums to display Taiwan's treasures

by Ko Shu-Ling

Japan will host two exhibits of more than 200 artifacts from Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, regarded by many as having the foremost collection of Chinese antiquities in the world. The exhibits, which will run from June until November, will be the first of their ...

Hasekura Tsunenaga's portrait has a tale to tell

Mar 12, 2014

Hasekura Tsunenaga's portrait has a tale to tell

by Rhiannon Paget

History is littered with grand projects and dashed expectations that are no less intriguing than its moments of triumph and heroism. A large portrait in oils of a splendidly attired, mid-ranking samurai posing regally in a Roman palace in the early 1600s bears witness ...