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The Keep of Edo Castle

The Keep of Edo Castle

October 3, 2018 - December 24, 2018

What did the keep of Edo Castle really look like?

The last keep of Edo Castle built by the third shogun of Tokugawa Family, Tokugawa Iemitsu, is said to have been the largest in history and was created using the most advanced building techniques of the day and a tremendous amount of financial power. So what did this incredible castle actually look like? How was it made? Designs and drawings give us some clues, as do the cultural assets and traditional techniques that survive to this day. We've used them to create a program that lets you join us in the exciting process of recreating the keep of Edo Castle.

Exquisitely crafted shachi carp ornaments

Based on historical research, designs and ornamental metal fittings of the roof have been recreated

Structural recreation based on drawings

[Supervision] Tokyo National Museum
[Production] Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.


October 3, 2018 - December 24, 2018

Screening schedule

Wed, Thu, Fri

Sat, Sun, Holidays

Running time : about 35 min.
Maximum screening capacity : 90

* You may not enter/exit mid-way through the program.

Please refer to Visiters information for details