Special Exhibitions

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

  • NHK taiga drama series
    Special exhibition “Awaiting Kirin”
  • 25th April - 14st  June , 2020
  • ※ The exhibition will be canceled.

  • A feudal warlord, Akechi Mitsuhide, is known for his rebellion against Oda Nobunaga in the Honnoji Incident. This exhibition will shed light on Mitsuhide, whose real personality has remained largely unknown, and his achievements by showcasing items related to him, and will introduce historical figures associated with him, including Oda Nobunaga, Hosokawa Fujitaka (Yusai) and Mitsuhides daughter, Gracia. (Mametani)
  • “Ayakashi” Supernatural Beings: The World of Mysteries
  • 18thJuly- 14th September , 2020
  • ※ The exhibition will be canceled.

  • This exhibition will focus on supernatural beings and mysterious events told in folk legends of Osaka and the rest of Japan by showcasing items held by the Yumoto Koichi Memorial Japan Yokai Museum (Miyoshi Mononoke Museum), such as illustrated handscrolls, multi-colored woodblock prints, other paintings, printed books, utensils, toys and mummies of supernatural beings, to explore how supernatural beings have become accepted in the local culture over time. (Sawai)
  • Umetada: Master Sword Artisans in the Momoyama Period
  • 31th October - 14th December , 2020
  • The Umetada School of sword artisans, who gained acclaim in the Momoyama period, produced an astonishing variety of sword-related items, ranging from swords and sword fittings to sword engravings, altered sword tangs, and sword drawings . This exhibition will explore the realities of the mysterious Umetada School artisans by showcasing swords created by the master artisans. (Naito)

Special Featured Exhibitions

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

  • Modernization of Osaka and Cho: from Mizucho to Official Documents
  • 27th January - 1th March , 2021
  • Cho is a basic urban administrative unit and refers to a community of residents having the status of townspeople in the Edo period (1603–1867). This exhibition will shed light on various functions of cho and then explore how the modernization of Osaka from the Meiji period (1868–1912) affected cho, focusing on its management and the situation of land ownership. (Iida)