1300th Anniversary of the Nihon Shoki
The National Treasure Chronicles of Japan and Other Ancient East Asian Texts
February 2nd (Tuesday) -March 7th (Sunday)
9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Adult 700 yen
Univ. Student 350 yen
*Admission fee includes admission to all galleries in the Heisei Chishinkan Wing.
*Admission is free for high school students and other youths age 0–17, seniors over 70, visitors with disabilities and one caretaker, and for Campus Members (including faculty). Please show I.D.
Kyoto National Museum
Access: 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0931, Japan
The Nihon shoki, also called the Chronicles of Japan, is Japan’s oldest official history, describing its early emperors and mythical origins. This seminal text was completed in the fifth lunar month of 720; the year 2020 marks its 1300th anniversary.
This exhibition features the Iwasaki and Yoshida editions of the Nihon shoki, both National Treasures owned by the Kyoto National Museum. Also on view are a range of celebrated early manuscripts from Japan, China, and Korea. We hope visitors enjoy this opportunity to see for themselves these consequential, ancient East Asian texts.