Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum, located in Ueno, Tokyo, currently houses approximately 120,000 items collected and passed down over the past 150 years since its founding. Among these, there are 89 national treasures and 649 important cultural properties (as of April 2023), which makes the collection one of Japan's best in terms of both quality and quantity.

Okyokan (応挙館) is a valuable Japanese house not usually open to the public. It was built in 1742 as shoin (a study room) of the Meigenin Temple located on the outskirts of Nagoya City. Later, it was moved and rebuilt within the site of the residence owned by Mr. Takashi Masuda (鈍翁: Donno) in Shinagawa, Tokyo, who was the first president of Mitsui & Co. as well as a famous tea master. In 1933, Okyokan was donated to the Tokyo National Museum. A variety of food, beverages, and activities are in place for visitors to enjoy Japanese culture while appreciating the (reproduced) fusuma paintings by Maruyama Okyo (円山応挙), one of the master painters of the Edo period. We would like you to take this rare limited-time opportunity and pay a visit.

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum collects, houses, and displays a comprehensive collection of art works and antiquities from Japan as well as other Asian countries.
The museum also conducts research and investigations concerning its collection of books, rubbings, and photographs, related to fine art, and makes these items available to scholars.