Exhibition in Celebration of the 1300th Anniversary of the Nihon Shoki: The National Treasure <em>Chronicles of Japan</em> and Other Ancient East Asian Texts

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Exhibition Title Feature Exhibition in Celebration of the 1300th Anniversary of the Nihon Shoki
The National Treasure Chronicles of Japan and Other Ancient East Asian Texts
Period February 4– 28, 2021
Venue Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries), Galleries 1F-3, 4
Transportation JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus / Map
Closed Monday
Museum Hours 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Admission Adult 700 yen
Univ. Student 350 yen
*Admission fee includes admission to all galleries in the Heisei Chishinkan Wing.
*Admission is free for high school students and other youths age 0–17, seniors over 70, visitors with disabilities and one caretaker, and for Campus Members (including faculty). Please show I.D.

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The Nihon shoki, also called the Chronicles of Japan, is Japan's oldest official history, describing its early emperors and mythical origins. This seminal text was completed in the fifth lunar month of 720; the year 2020 marks its 1300th anniversary.
This exhibition features the Iwasaki and Yoshida editions of the Nihon shoki, both National Treasures owned by the Kyoto National Museum. Also on view are a range of celebrated early manuscripts from Japan, China, and Korea. We hope visitors enjoy this opportunity to see for themselves these consequential, ancient East Asian texts.

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