- Feature Exhibition in Celebration of the 1300th Anniversary of the Nihon Shoki : The National Treasure Chronicles of Japan and Other Ancient East Asian Texts
- February 4, 2021 - February 28, 2021
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.