Terracotta Warriors and Ancient China Heritage from the Qin and Han Dynasty (特別展 日中国交正常化50周年記念「兵馬俑と古代中国～秦漢文明の遺産～」)
Terracotta warrior excavation pit
Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of Qin, brought the Spring and Autumn period and Warring States period of warlord rivalry to an end, and founded China's first ruling dynasty in 221 BC. Although the Qin dynasty would fall within 15 years, the army of terracotta warriors that rest within the necropolis of Qin Shi Huang convey to the present day the immense power once held by Qin. The Han dynasty, founded by Liu Bang when he once again unified China, inherited the state system of the Qin and establish a golden age.
Why did funerary figures such as the small, horse-mounted figures of the Warring States period suddenly become the life-sized warrior and horse figures of Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum, and once again assume a smaller stature during the Han dynasty? This exhibition examines the mysteries of ancient Chinese history through around 200 artifacts, including National First-grade Cultural Artifacts of China, mostly unearthed in Shaanxi province, the former heart of the Qin and Han dynasties.
When: Sat. 10 Sep. to Sun. 6 Nov. (9:30 - 17:00; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed 12, 26, 27 Sep. and 3, 11, 17, 24, 25, 31 Oct.
Where: Nagoya City Museum (名古屋市博物館), Mizuho Ward (瑞穂区)
Access: 150m south from Sakurayama Sta. (桜山駅, S11) Exit 4 on the Subway Sakura-dori Line (地下鉄桜通線)
Admission: General admission 1,800 (1,600) Yen; University & Senior HS students 900 (700) Yen; Junior HS students & Elementary students 500 (300) Yen. Prices in ( ) are for advance purchase tickets and groups of 20 people. Bearers of a Certificate of Disability or Intractable Disease Patient Medical Subsidy Recipient Certificate and up to 2 accompanying persons may enter for half the at-door price upon presentation of certificate. ID required for University, Senior & Junior HS students.
Exhibition website: https://heibayou-nagoya.jp/index.html (Japanese)