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The Treasures of Mitsubishi Collection :
The Mitsubishi 150th Anniversary Exhibition

三菱創業150年

三菱の至宝展三菱の至宝展

国宝、集結。国宝、集結。

2020年7月8日[水]〜9月22日[火・祝] 三菱一号館美術館 主催:三菱一号館美術館[三菱地所(株)]、(公財)静嘉堂、(公財)東洋文庫 特別協力:(公財)三菱経済研究所 *展示替えあり 前期:8月16日(日)まで/後期:8月18日(火)から2020年7月8日[水]〜9月22日[火・祝] 三菱一号館美術館 主催:三菱一号館美術館[三菱地所(株)]、(公財)静嘉堂、(公財)東洋文庫 特別協力:(公財)三菱経済研究所 *展示替えあり 前期:8月16日(日)まで/後期:8月18日(火)から

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This exhibition shows collections
at The Seikado Foundation and Toyo Bunko,
including twelve National Treasures,
which were collected by four generations
of presidents of Mitsubishi
to support research
and development of arts and culture in Japan.

三菱一号館美術館ロゴ三菱創業150周年記念 三菱の至宝展

OVERVIEW

Four generations of presidents of Mitsubishi, Iwasaki Yataro (1835-1885), who founded the company, Yanosuke (1851–1908), Hisaya (1865–1955), and Koyata (1879–1945), took a strong interest in cultural properties.

Today, their collections are housed at The Seikado Foundation and Toyo Bunko in Tokyo. Keeping company with scholars and artists among their contemporaries, the four men brought a broad perspective to their collecting activities, which they felt should contribute to society.

Starting with Yataro, the first president of Mitsubishi, and ending with Koyata, the fourth president, this exhibition traces the history of their social contributions through their support for the research and development of the arts and culture.

There are more than one hundred valuable objects on display at the exhibition, which features numerous rare books and fine arts and crafts from the collections at The Seikado Foundation and Toyo Bunko—including twelve National Treasures and thirty-one Important Cultural Properties—as well as items from the collection at The Mitsubishi Economic Research Institute.

The exhibition is also an invaluable opportunity to see the collections from The Seikado Foundation and Toyo Bunko brought together under one roof.

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  1. 1 Twelve National Treasures including the Yōhen Temmoku tea bowl and the Maoshi edition of ancient Chinese poetry will be on display.1 Twelve National Treasures including the Yōhen Temmoku tea bowl and the Maoshi edition of ancient Chinese poetry will be on display.

  2. 2 An exceptional collection underpinned by the awareness of social contribution among members of the entrepreneurial Iwasaki family2 An exceptional collection underpinned by the awareness of social contribution among members of the entrepreneurial Iwasaki family

  3. 3 Iwasaki Yanosuke envisioned the Mitsubishi Ichigokan. His heir Koyata expanded The Seikado Foundation, while Iwasaki Hisaya established Toyo Bunko, the largest Asian studies library in Asia. The masterpieces brought together from both institutions illustrate the passage of time.3 Iwasaki Yanosuke envisioned the Mitsubishi Ichigokan. His heir Koyata expanded The Seikado Foundation, while Iwasaki Hisaya established Toyo Bunko, the largest Asian studies library in Asia. The masterpieces brought together from both institutions illustrate the passage of time.

  • "Channel Markers" (Miotsukushi) and "The Barrier Gate" (Sekiya) of the Tale of Genji, by Tawaraya Sōtatsu, Edo period, 1631, National Treasure, The Seikado Foundation Right:"Channel Markers" (Miotsukushi) [On exhibit from June 30 to August 9] Left:"The Barrier Gate"  (Sekiya) [On exhibit from August 11 to September 12]"Channel Markers" (Miotsukushi) and "The Barrier Gate" (Sekiya) of the Tale of Genji, by Tawaraya Sōtatsu, Edo period, 1631, National Treasure, The Seikado Foundation Right:"Channel Markers" (Miotsukushi) [On exhibit from June 30 to August 9] Left:"The Barrier Gate"  (Sekiya) [On exhibit from August 11 to September 12]
  • Tea caddy in nasu(eggplant) shape, Known as “Tsukumo-nasu”, Karamono (Chinese) ware, Southern Song - Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century, The Seikado Foundation [On exhibit from June 30 to August 9]Tea caddy in nasu(eggplant) shape, Known as “Tsukumo-nasu”, Karamono (Chinese) ware, Southern Song - Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century, The Seikado Foundation [On exhibit from June 30 to August 9]
  • Shiji(Records of the Grand Historian), Heian period, transcribed in 10th-12th century, National Treasure, Toyo Bunko FoundationShiji(Records of the Grand Historian), Heian period, transcribed in 10th-12th century, National Treasure, Toyo Bunko Foundation
  • Maoshi (The Book of Poerty), Tang dynasty, transcribed in 7-8th century, National Treasure, Toyo Bunko [On exhibit from August 11 to September 12]Maoshi (The Book of Poerty), Tang dynasty, transcribed in 7-8th century, National Treasure, Toyo Bunko [On exhibit from August 11 to September 12]
  • Female Nude, by Kuroda Seiki, Meiji period, 1901, The Seikado FoundationFemale Nude, by Kuroda Seiki, Meiji period, 1901, The Seikado Foundation
  • Tachi sword, signed Kanenaga, Kamakura period, 13th century, National Treasure, The Seikado Foundation [On exhibit from June 30 to August 9]Tachi sword, signed Kanenaga, Kamakura period, 13th century, National Treasure, The Seikado Foundation [On exhibit from June 30 to August 9]

OUTLINE

Exhibition Dates

June 30 (Wed) to September 12 (Sun), 2021
First part until August 9 (Mon). Second part from August 11 (Wed).

Opening hours

10:00 to 18:00

*Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time

(Open until 21:00 on Fridays, second Wednesday of the month,
July 23-August 1, August 3-August 8, August 11-13, August 24-September 10)

Closing days
Mondays, August 10 (Tue)
(Open when a public holiday falls on a Monday, on July 26, August 30, September 6)
Admission Fees
Adult (JPY 1,900) /
High school and
University students (JPY 1,000) /
Elementary and
Junior High school students (FREE)
Organized by

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo (Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.),
Seikado Foundation, and Toyo Bunko

Special
cooperation
Mitsubishi Economic
Research Institute
With the
support of
Mitsubishi 150 Year Commemoration Committee
With the
cooperation of
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation,
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., Nippon Express Co., Ltd.
Inquiries
+81-47-316-2772 (English)

Important Announcement:
Notes When Purchasing Tickets

As a preventive measure against the further spread of COVID-19, there is a cap on the number of visitors admitted to this exhibition each hour.
No advance tickets will be sold for this exhibition.

ACCESS

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum,Tokyo

2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005, JAPAN

  • 5 min. from the Marunouchi South Exit of JR Tokyo Station.
  • 6 min. from the Tokyo International Forum Exit of
    JR Yurakucho Station.
  • 3 min. from Exit 1 of Nijubashimae<Marunouchi> Station
    on the Chiyoda Line of the Tokyo Metro.
  • 6 min. from Exit D3 or D5 of Yurakucho Station
    on the Yurakucho Line of the Tokyo Metro.
  • 3 min. from Exit B7 of Hibiya Station
    on the Mita Line of the Toei Subway.
  • 6 min. from Exit of Tokyo Station
    on the Marunouchi Line of Tokyo Metro.

[TOP VISUAL]
Tea bowl Yohen Tenmoku, Known as “Inaba Tenmoku”, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century, National Treasure, The Seikado Foundation