Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

The Brilliance of Nippon: The History of Japanese Metalwork


February 20 - March 21 , 2021


9:30–17:00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)




Adults 300 (150) yen, University / High school students 200 (100) yen

* ( ) indicate prices for those in groups of 20 or more.

*Free for Junior high school students and under and those 65 years and older living in Osaka city. Please show proof of age (driver’s license, passport, etc.) when entering.


Bronze bells, bronze mirrors, Buddhist altars, sword fittings, and iron tea kettles. The history of Japanese metalwork has been adorned by work of various genres. We will introduce Japanese metalwork collected by and entrusted to the museum. Please observe the materials, such as gold, silver, copper, and iron, the exquisite modeling and delicate patterns, as well as the technology that made them possible.

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Important cultural property Five-pronged Vajra Bell with design of symbolize items of Boddhisattva, gilt bronze

Heian period, 12th century
Koki-ji temple, Osaka

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