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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum is the oldest Japanese national museum and the largest art museum in Japan. The museum has a comprehensive collection of artworks and archaeological objects of Asia and especially Japan. The museum holds over 110,000 objects. There is also a large collection of Greco-Buddhist art.

Among the many historical, cultural and specimen objects in the Tokyo National Museum the following are highlights:

  • Gandhara Buddha
  • Noh Mask, Edo period, 18th century
  • Drinking scene sculpture, the Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara. 3rd century CE
  • Haniwa horse statuette

Tokyo National Museum

  • Name:               Tokyo National Museum
  • City:                   Tokyo
  • Country:            Japan
  • Inaugurated:   1872
  • Type:                 Art museum
  • Location:          Taito, Tokyo, Japan

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“Giving birth to a baby is easier than worrying about it.”
– Japanese Proverb

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Photo Credit: By Wiiii (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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