Current Exhibitions and Today's Events

East Wing

The East Wing is closed today.

West Wing

The West Wing is closed today.

Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall

Exhibitions from the Permanent Collection

Special Unveiling The Guardians of the Kinpusenji Temple Gate

February 23, 2021(Tues)–

HolidaysThe museum is closed on Mondays. In the case of a national holiday, the museum remains open on Monday and closes the following day (or the day after the last day of consecutive holidays). The museum is also closed from December 28th (Tues) through January 1st (Sat).

Museum Hours9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
(Museum hours are sometimes extended; this varies by season and occasion.)
Last entry is thirty minutes before closing.

VenueNara Buddhist Sculpture Hall

Important Cultural Property
The Guardians of the Kinpusenji Temple Gate
(Kinpusenji Temple, Nara)

Exhibitions from the Permanent Collection

Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture

December 21, 2021(Tues)–

HolidaysThe museum is closed on Mondays. In the case of a national holiday, the museum remains open on Monday and closes the following day (or the day after the last day of consecutive holidays).
The museum is also closed from December 28th through January 1st.

Museum Hours9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
(Museum hours are sometimes extended; this varies by season and occasion.)
Last entry is thirty minutes before closing.

VenueThe Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall

One can experience Japanese Buddhist sculpture dating from the Asuka period (592–710) to the Kamakura period (1185–1333) at the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall, in addition to Buddhist images from China, the Korean peninsula, and other regions where Buddhism has flourished.

Important Cultural Property Standing Tamonten
(Nara National Museum)

Ritual Bronzes Gallery

Exhibitions from the Permanent Collection

Chinese Ancient Ritual Bronzes

February 23, 2021(Tues)–

HolidaysThe museum is closed on Mondays. In the case of a national holiday, the museum remains open on Monday and closes the following day (or the day after the last day of consecutive holidays). The museum is also closed from December 28th through January 1st.

Museum Hours9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
(Museum hours are sometimes extended; this varies by season and occasion.)
Last entry is thirty minutes before closing.

VenueRitual Bronzes Gallery

Chinese ritual bronzes from thousands of years ago are on display in this gallery in the museum’s original building. The bronzes range in date from the Shang dynasty (Yin dynasty; 17th c.–11th c. BCE) to the Han dynasty (Western Han, Xin, and Eastern Han; 206 BCE–220 CE), and they are arranged to offer a sense of their developments and evolution.

Wine Vase, You,
with Phoenix Design
(Nara National Museum)

Events

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