Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries
April 13th (Tue) -May 30th (Sun), 2021 *Temporarily closed. Resumption date undecided.

The National Treasure Frolicking Animals is one of the most famous works in the history of Japanese painting. It depicts the activities of anthropomorphized animals and people in energetic monochrome ink lines. All scenes from all four volumes of Frolicking Animals will be on view during the exhibition period. They will be displayed alongside fragments separated from the main scrolls and copies of scenes now lost to the originals. The exhibition also features selected treasures from Kosan-ji’s collection, including the Important Cultural Property Seated Sculpture of Priest Myoe, an image usually off limits to the public. These convey the allure of Myoe and Kosan-ji.

All visitors must purchase a timed-entry reservation (timed ticket) online prior to their visit. Special exhibition tickets include entry to the regular exhibitions, but are sold separately from tickets for admission to the regular exhibitions only. Please be sure to purchase the correct ticket.

Period April 13th (Tue) -May 30th (Sun), 2021 *Temporarily closed. Resumption date undecided.
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:00–19:00 *The regular exhibitions are open untill 17:00
Closed Mondays(Except forMay 3)
Admission Adults: 2000 yen
University students: 1200 yen
High school students: 900 yen
Junior high school students and under: Free

*Reservations required.
*Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each (please present an ID at the ticket booth).
*Tickets to this exhibition include one admission to the regular exhibitions on the date of entry.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station


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