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New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

Open from January 2 !

It's time for the New Year's celebration at the Tokyo National Museum! We will display the National Treasure Pine Trees by Hasegawa Tohaku, artworks with roosters (2017 is the Year of the Rooster), and ones with auspicipus themes such as cranes and Mount Fuji. We will be ready to greet you with this display, which is perfect for the New Year. Flower arrangements and traditional performances, including lion dances and drum ensembles will add to the festivities. Come to the Tokyo National Museum for the celebration!

Special New-year Exhibition
New Year's Greetings from the Birds
The Kuroda Memorial Hall
New Year's Celebration Events
New-year Gifts

New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National MuseumOpen from January 2 !

It's time for the New Year's celebration at the Tokyo National Museum! We will display the National Treasure Pine Trees by Hasegawa Tohaku, artworks with roosters (2017 is the Year of the Rooster), and ones with auspicipus themes such as cranes and Mount Fuji. We will be ready to greet you with this display, which is perfect for the New Year. Flower arrangements and traditional performances, including lion dances and drum ensembles will add to the festivities. Come to the Tokyo National Museum for the celebration!

 

 

Special New-year Exhibition

Featuring selected masterpieces from our collection to celebrate the new year.    > More information

Pine Trees (right screen)
By Hasegawa Tohaku, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (National Treasure)
January 2 - 15, 2017 Room 2, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 

Kokin waka shu Poetry Anthology, Gen’ei Version, Volume 1


Kokin waka shu Poetry Anthology, Gen’ei Version, Volume 1

Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Gift of Mr. Mitsui Takahiro)
January 2 - 15, 2017 Room 3, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 
Writing Box, Pontoon bridge design in maki-e lacquer


Writing Box, Pontoon bridge design in maki-e lacquer

By Hon'ami Koetsu, Edo period, 17th century (National Treasure)
January 2 - March 20, 2017 Room 12, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 

 
 

New Year's Greetings from the Birds

rooster

Cockerel and Bamboo  (left)
By Luo Chuang, China, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)
Saddle, Paulownia and phoenix design in maki-e lacquer (up right)
Edo period, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Ono Tomonobu)
Flowers and Birds (under right)
By Kaiho Yusetsu, Edo period, 17th century
 

January 2 - 29, 2017 Room T1 and T2, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)
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Related Events: Visit the birds in the galleries and enjoy the worksheet

Visit the birds in the galleries and enjoy the worksheet

3,000 worksheets will be available on a first-come- first-served basis
January 2 - 3 from 11:00 - 16:00
Room 1, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 

 

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Works with auspicious images

Basho (Banana plant) and crane

Basho (Banana plant) and crane
By Kurokawa Kigyoku, Edo period, 18th century
Room 8, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

Vase, Pine, bamboo, and plum tree design in overglaze enamel

Vase, Pine, bamboo, and plum tree design in overglaze enamel
Imari ware, Edo period, 17th century
Room 8, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Bamboo and plum design with characters for “bush warbler” on red figured satin ground
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Bamboo and plum design with characters for “bush warbler” on red figured satin ground
Edo period, 18th century
Room 10, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

One Hundred Famous Places of Edo: Nihonbashi Bridge after Snow

One Hundred Famous Places of Edo: Nihonbashi Bridge after Snow
By Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period, dated 1856 
Room 10, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)
 

 

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The Kuroda Memorial Hall

Impression

Wisdom, Impression and Sentiment
By Kuroda Seiki, 1899 (Meiji 32, Important Cultural Property)

Four of Kuroda Seiki’s masterpieces – Woman Reading, Maiko Girl, Lakeside, and Wisdom, Impression and Sentiment – will be specially exhibited in the Collection Highlights Gallery from Monday, January 2 until Sunday, January 15.

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New Year's Celebration Events

Taiko - Japanese Drum Performance
Taiko - Japanese Drum Performance
Shishimai - Lion Dance Performance
Shishimai - Lion Dance Performance
 Japanese Top Spinning Performance
Japanese Top Spinning Performance
Mini Clarinet Concert
Clarinet Concert
Ikebana
Ikebana
 
* Images are scenes from last year's events.
 
January 2
10:30
In front of Honkan
11:50
In front of Honkan
13:10
In front of Honkan
14:30
In front of Honkan
15:10
In front of Honkan
January 3
10:30
In front of Honkan
11:50
In front of Honkan
12:30
The Lounge of Heiseikan
13:10
In front of Honkan
14:30
In front of Honkan
15:10
The Lounge of Heiseikan
 
* Locations are subject to change.
January 2 - January 15
Ikebana Flower Arrangements by Prof. Nobu Kurashige Ikenobo
Main gate, Honkan

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New-year Gifts

New-year Gifts from the Museum Shop
January 2 and 3
New Year gifts will be given to the first 600 costomers with purchases over 2,000 yen.
January 2 and 3
New Year Art Book Sale
January 2 and 3
"The Keep of Edo Castle"
Time: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
(Times may change) 90 visitors per showing; please receive a ticket in front of the Toyokan for the showing.
January 2 and 3
The first 150 costomers will receive decorative chopstick stands.
Special Opening of the Konpon-chudo Hall of Kan’eiji Temple
January 2 and 3
10:00 - 15:00
Oil paintings of the Tokugawa shoguns, Four Heavenly Kings (Edo period, 1620; Cultural Property Registered with Taito-ku), and Twelve Heavenly Generals (Edo period, 1702) will be on view. Visitors with a Tokyo National Museum ticket stub from the same day will receive a paper talisman.

For more information about other events, please see "Related Events" below.

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New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum Basic information

Date
January 2, 2017 (Mon) - January 29, 2017 (Sun)  
Time
9:30~17:00 
*The museum will be open until 20:00 on Friday and Saturday. Last entrance 30 minutes before closing.



Related Exhibition

  1. Special New-year Exhibition
  2. Honkan
    January 2, 2017 (Mon) - January 15, 2017 (Sun)

  3. New Year’s Greetings from the Birds
  4. Honkan-Room T1 & T2
    January 2, 2017 (Mon) - January 29, 2017 (Sun)


Related Events

  1. New Year's Celebration Events: Taiko - Japanese Drum Performance (HIMIKO)
  2. Honkan-Entrance
    January 2, 2017 (Mon) 10:30, 13:10

  3. New Year's Celebration Events: Opera Gala for the New Year
  4. Honkan-Entrance
    January 2, 2017 (Mon) 15:10

  5. New Year's Celebration Events: Taiko - Japanese drumming performance (Yushimatenjin Shiraumetaiko)
  6. Honkan-Entrance
    January 3, 2017 (Tue) 10:30, 13:10

  7. New Year's Celebration Events: Japanese Top Spinning Performance / Rakugo Comedic Storytelling
  8. Heiseikan-Auditorium
    January 2, 2017 (Mon) - January 3, 2017 (Tue) 11:10, 13:50

  9. New Year's Celebration Events: Shishimai - Lion Dance Performance
  10. Honkan-Entrance
    January 2, 2017 (Mon) - January 3, 2017 (Tue) 11:50, 14:30

  11. New Year's Celebration Events: Clarinet Concert
  12. Heiseikan-Lounge
    January 3, 2017 (Tue) 12:30, 15:10

  13. VR program ”The Keep of Edo Castle” (Free Admission)
  14. Toyokan-TNM&TOPPAN Museum Theater
    January 2, 2017 (Mon) - January 3, 2017 (Tue) 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
    *Times may change.
    *Please receive a ticket in front of the Toyokan for the showing.

  15. New Year's Celebration Events: Ikebana Flower Arrangements
  16. Premises-Main gate, Honkan
    January 2, 2017 (Mon) - January 15, 2017 (Sun)