July 1 – August 16 , 2020
9:30–17:00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Mondays except August 10
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.
A Note to Our Visitors
Designed patterns of mysterious creatures are displayed in ancient Chinese bronzeware. Not all of their meanings or roles have been made clear, but they seem to be divine beasts and monsters that were created by combining different parts of existing animals. Vicariously experience the rich imaginations of ancient people as you take a close look at each pattern and shape.
Water pot in the shape of a “pixie” beast, bronze
Three kingdoms period, 3rd century
Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts; Yamaguchi Coll.