General Information

Exhibition Title Special Exhibition
National Treasures of Kyoto: Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Japan's Ancient Capital
Period July 24–September 12, 2021

The exhibition has two installations:
Part I: July 24 – August 22, 2021
Part II: August 24 – September 12, 2021
Some artworks may be rotated during the exhibition period.
Venue Kyoto National Museum, Heisei Chishinkan Wing
Transportation JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus
Closed Mondays
*The museum will be opened on Monday August 9 and closed on Thursday August 10, 2021.
Special Exhibition Hours 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (Entrance until 5:00 p.m.)
*Evening hours on Fridays and Saturdays have been cancelled.
Special Exhibition Admission Adult 1,600 yen
Univ. Student 1,200 yen
High School Student 700 yen
Audio Guide under construction
Organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs; Kyoto National Museum; Japan Arts Council; The Yomiuri Shimbun
With the special support of Canon Inc.; East Japan Railway Company; Japan Tobacco Inc.; Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.; Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.; Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.
With the support of Shimizu Corporation; Takashimaya Company, Limited; Takenaka Corporation; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Mitsubishi Corporation
With the special cooperation of The Museum of the Imperial Collections, Sannomaru Shōzōkan

Images from the Exhibit

Kyoto, the ancient capital of "purple mountains and clear waters," is home to many of the nation's most important cultural properties, preserved and passed on for centuries. This special exhibition features some of the most consequential of the National Treasures sustained by the nature and culture of Kyoto, together with masterworks owned by the imperial family and other cherished objects closely associated with the ancient capital. It examines the aesthetic sensibilities and history of past generations while deciphering essential connections between society and its treasured works of art. At the same time, the exhibition also introduces various initiatives indispensable for the future preservation of cultural properties, including research, disaster risk management, and conservation.

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