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Terracotta warriors to embark a one-year exhibition in Japan

Date: 2015.03.12 Editor: Evelyn Shi

This year, the famed terracotta warriors of Qin Shi Huang (259-210BC) from Xi’an will provide a feast for museum-goers in Japan during a one-year touring exhibition. The exhibition will be on display in Tokyo National Museum, Kyushu National Museum in Fukuoka, and the National Museum of Modern Art in Osaka from Oct 27, 2015 to Oct 2, 2016.



Surrounded by the famous terra-cotta warriors, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BC), the first emperor of China, is buried at the center of a complex designed to mirror the urban plan of the capital, Xianyang. Its construction lasted for 38 years, commencing in 246 BC. With an area of 56.25 square kilometers, it is the largest mausoleum in China's history.The majestic Mausoleum together with a series of treasures still remained to be unearthed until 1974.


Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses are characterized by statues of all different figures. With their horses, chariots and weapons, they are masterpieces of realism and also of great historical interest.