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 historical artifacts, the exhibition has been curated to reexamine the foundation, value and influence of Japan’s traditional religious cultures.
As a special for this exhibition, the “Shosoin Treasures” — objects that were dedicated as offerings to the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple — and two out of the three Japanese works registered as a Unesco “Memory of the World” will also be displayed; Oct. 15-Dec. 7.
Tokyo National Museum; 13-9 Ueno Koen Taito-ku, Tokyo. Ueno Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m., Sat., Sun., holidays till 6 p.m.) ¥1,600. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600; www.tnm.jp