Special Exhibitions

6F Special Exhibition Hall, a Special Exhibition Ticket is required.

  • Regional Origins of Toraijin in Japan
  • 26th April - 12th June , 2017
  • Korean immigrants called toraijin brought various cultures to Japan in ancient times. This exhibition will examine which parts of the Korean Peninsula they came from. It will showcase artifacts dating back to the Kofun period and elucidate interactions that took place in a variety of ways between Japan’s ancient capital region centering on Osaka and its vicinity, and states on the Korean Peninsula, including the kingdoms of Baekje and Silla and the Gaya states. (Terai)
  • Sumo and Japanese Swords
  • 8th July - 28th August , 2017
  • This exhibition will showcase Japanese swords associated with sumo wrestling, including tachi swords used by successive yokozuna grand champions in ring-entering ceremonies, along with sumo wrestler’s ornamental aprons, prints of sumo wrestlers, and other sumo-related artifacts. The exhibition will also uncover the history of Osaka Sumo by showcasing artifacts held in the collection of Osaka Museum of History. (Iida)

    ※Even if you are a citizen of Osaka aged 65 years or older, you are required to pay the admission fees to see the special exhibitions marked with.
  • Pinnacle of Elegance: Sword Furnishings of Mitsumura Collection
  • 27th January - 18th March , 2018
  • Mitsumura Toshimo was a successful businessman active in the Modern period, known for having a large collection of swords and sword fittings, and generous patronage to craftsmen and painters. This exhibition will explore the entire range of Mitsumura’s collection, which continues to be regarded as an extremely significant collection, especially its sword fittings. The exhibition will highlight the world of beauty that fascinated the collector. (Naito)

    ※Even if you are a citizen of Osaka aged 65 years or older, you are required to pay the admission fees to see the special exhibitions marked with.

Special Featured Exhibitions

6F Special Exhibition Hall, accessible to Osaka Museum of History (Permanent Exhibit) Ticket holders

  • World Heritages of Osaka: Bunraku and Korean Envoys to Japan
  • 30th September - 26th November, 2017
  • Many of Osaka’s cultural properties have international appeal and bear historical importance. Among them, Bunraku puppet theatre was recognized by UNESCO as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009, while Korean envoys are currently being considered for inscription on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. This exhibition will showcase artifacts associated with these two cultural heritages from the collection of Osaka Museum of History. (Osawa, Sawai)