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【Exhibition】The Great Terracotta Army of China’s First Emperor

Approximately 2,200 years ago, Qin Shi Huang appointed himself as China’s first emperor and established a unified dynasty on the Chinese mainland. “The Terracotta Army,” which was buried underground in great quantities in the vicinity of his vast mausoleum, was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20the century. Since its first excavation in 1974, new and astonishing findings have been made one after the other.

This exhibition, taking into consideration the latest findings from excavations, will display precious cultural assets related to Qin Shi Huang in one sweep. It aims to show the overwhelming vigor of the terracotta warriors and horses, which show great variety, and that of other works which only a person with absolute power could create. The exhibition also attempts to uncover the mystery of the “eternal world” that Qin Shi Huang constructed on an unprecedented scale around his mausoleum, and which extended underground.


【Period】Tuesday, October 27, 2015 – Sunday, February 21, 2016

Fridays until Dec.18 / Oct.31 / Nov.1 & 2: 9:00-20:00
Last admission: 30 min before closing

【Venue】Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum / Website: http://www.tnm.jp/

【Closed】Mondays (except Nov.2, Nov.23, and Jan.11) / Wed. Nov.4 / Tue. Nov.24 / Tue. Jan.12 / Year-end and new-year holidays (Dec.24, 2015 – Jan.1, 2016)

– 10-min walk from “Park Exit” of JR Ueno Station or “South Exit” of Uguisudani Station.
– 15-min walk from Ueno or Nezu Station on Tokyo Metro Subway.
– 15-min walk from Keisei Ueno Station.

Organizers: Tokyo National Museum, Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center, NHK,, NHK Promotions Inc., The Asahi Shimbun

With the support of Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Japan
With the sponsorship of Nozaki Insatsu Shigyo Co., Ltd.
With the assistance of ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD

General Inquiries: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial, in Japanese)

Official Website: http://heibayou.jp/english