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Exhibitions and Events

Cultural Properties in 8K: An Investigation with Mihotoke

Period November 16, 2021 (Tue) -  December 5, 2021 (Sun)
Place Reference Room, Mezzanine Floor, Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, Tokyo National Museum
Time 9:30-17:00
* Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Closed Mondays (Excluding holidays. On those days, the Museum will be open on Monday and closed the following day)
Admission Adults: 1,000 yen
University Students: 500 yen
High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and persons under 18 and over 70: Free
* Special exhibitions require a separate ticketing procedure.
* All tickets will be timed-entry tickets (timed tickets) and must be purchased in advance online.
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties, Sharp Corporation
Website Tokyo National Museum


An Up-close Experience with Buddhist Statues

the National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties, Tokyo National Museum, and Sharp Corporation have developed content* that utilizes 8K technology to experience cultural properties in new ways.

*The content is based on the ‘Sharp 8K Interactive Museum.’

This display features high-definition images of three of Tokyo National Museum’s representative statues from Gandhara, China and Japan on a large 70-inch monitor.

When you approach the screen and look at the statue’s face in profile, you will see an 8K 3D image that moves in tandem with your gaze. You can view the statue from any angle, just as if the real statue was right there before you. You can also use a torch-like device to take part in an investigation with a curator. When you shine the torch on the ‘highlights,’ a display will appear outlining some noteworthy features.

We hope this experience conveys the allure of Buddhist statues.

2nd century, Gandhara, Pakistan

Eleven-Headed Bodhisattva Kannon
7th century, China

13th century, Japan