• Exhibition Overview

The many islands of Okinawa, formerly called Ryukyu, were where the drama of one of East Asia’s most glorious maritime kingdoms was staged. The Ryukyu Kingdom, building on its cultural riches, developed its own distinctive arts, including gorgeous textiles, dazzling lacquer, and paintings, stimulated by its neighboring countries, including China and Japan. This exhibition is an opportunity to explore the brilliance of Ryukyu Kingdom art, in which East Asian cultures were blended to create new beauty, in a special collection of rare works, including treasures from the Ryukyu Kingdom’s Sho Dynasty.


The Ryukyu Kingdom: A Treasure Chest of Beauty

July 18 to September 2, 2018

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


July 18 to September 2, 2018

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


10:00-18:00 *Friday and Saturday 10:00-20:00

*Last admission: 30 minutes before closing



*Open until 18:00 on August 14
*shop×cafe will be open daily during a period of an exhibition.

Adult General ¥1,300 Advance ¥1,100
College and High School Student General ¥1,000 Advance ¥800

Elementary, Junior-High school students and under are free.
*With a certificate of disability, the admission fee of a disabled person and a care-giver will be waived.
*Advance tickets will be available at the Suntory Museum reception desk during opening hours from April 25 to July 1.


◇100 Yen Discount
•For presenting a coupon downloaded from our website
•For displaying a coupon on your mobile/smartphone
•For presenting a ticket to a thematic exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo, or Mori Art Museum
•For parties of 20 or more

*Only one discount per person

Audio Guide

¥550 (English Available)

Organized by

Suntory Museum of Art, The Yomiuri Shimbun Company

Sponsored by

Mitsui Fudosan Co.,Ltd, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co.,Ltd, Suntory Holdings Limited

With the cooperation of

Japan Airlines Co.,Ltd.

Supported by

Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education, Naha City Museum of History