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National Treasure, Choju-Jinbutsu-Giga Emaki -A Special Exhibition Celebrating the New Home of the Suntory Museum of Art

Nobember 3 to December 16 2007

*There will be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition

The national treasure, "Choju-Giga (Frolicking Animals and People)", known for its lively and humorous depiction of animals, is not only a very popular article for all ages, but also one of Japan's most significant and widely featured traditional piece of art. This makes the very first exhibition to be solely dedicated to the "Choju-Giga" scrolls.

Housed in the Kozanji Monastery in Togano'o, Kyoto, this article consists of four scrolls, Ko, Otsu, Hei, and Cho. It has been found, however, that the set wasn't created this way, but came together through many phases and transformations. The mystery of its true picture has yet to be revealed. This exhibition will present the "Choju-Giga" scrolls along with all existing fragments and replicas to examine the entirety of the "Choju-Giga" available today in a full-fledged manner.

The elements which characterize "Choju-Giga", such as simple line drawing, humor, and personification of animals, are also recognizable characteristics in a wide range of Japanese design culture and history. This event offers you an ideal opportunity to explore the uniqueness and extensiveness of "Choju-Giga" along with closely related and representative articles through its genealogy.

Period

Nobember 3 to December 16 2007

*There will be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition

Hours

Sundays, Mondays and National Holidays 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m.

*Entrance closes 30 minutes before closing time.
*Nov.3(Holiday), 23(Holiday) closes at 20:00p.m.

Closed

Tuesdays, New Year's Day, and during exhibition preparation periods.

Admission
Adult General ¥1300 Advance ¥1,100
University and
High School Student
General ¥1000 Advance ¥800

Elementary, Junior-High school students and under are free.
*A group discount applies for a party of 20 or more.
*With a certificate of disability, the admission fee of a disabled person and a care-giver will be waived.

Audio Guide

¥500

*Unauthorized reproduction or use of texts or images from this site is prohibited.

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