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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 art works and archaeological objects of Asia and especially Japan.

The museum holds over 110,000 objects. There is also an extensive collection of Greco-Buddhist art.

Highlights the Tokyo National Museum

  • Gandhara Buddha
  • Noh Mask, Edo period, 18th century
  • Drinking scene sculpture, the Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara. 3rd century CE
  • Haniwa horse statuette
  • Kosode, Edo period, 18th century
  • Iron helmet and armor with gilt bronze decoration, Kofun period, 5th century
  • Wooden plate with inscriptions in Tocharian. Kucha, China, 5th–8th century
  • Gigaku Masks
  • Chinese ritual bronzes
  • Chinese painting
  • Indian Miniature Paintings

Tokyo National Museum

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

Tokyo National Museum Map

TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM – Learning about Japanese Culture and History




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– Japanese Proverb


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