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Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum

博物館でお花見を

Come enjoy the fantastic cherry blossoms at Tokyo National Museum!

"Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum" is an annual event that coincides with the Spring time Opening of the Museum Garden (Tuesday, March 14 – Sunday, May 7, 2017). There are many artworks featuring
cherry blossoms on display in the Japanese Gallery (Honkan), as well as a host of events including gallery talks, haiku poetry gatherings and concerts.

Finding Cherry Blossoms in the Jananese Gallery (Honkan)
Springtime opening of the Museum Garden

 

博物館でお花見を

Come enjoy the fantastic cherry blossoms at Tokyo National Museum!

"Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum" is an annual event that coincides with the Spring time Opening of the Museum Garden (Tuesday, March 14 – Sunday, May 7, 2017). There are many artworks featuring cherry blossoms on display in the Japanese Gallery (Honkan), as well as a host of events including gallery talks, haiku poetry gatherings and concerts.

Finding Cherry Blossoms in the Jananese Gallery (Honkan)
Springtime Opning of the Museum Garden
 

 

Finding Cherry Blossoms in the Jananese Gallery (Honkan)

There are many artworks featuring cherry blossoms on display in the Japanese Gallery. Come and enjoy the various expressions of cherry blossoms depicted in ancient and modern masterpieces.
 

源氏物語図屛風(若菜上)

Scenes from The Tale of Genji (Wakana-no-jo Chapter)
Attributed to Tosa Mitsunori
Edo period, 17th century
Private collection
Room 7, March 22 - April 23, 2017

 

 
小袖 紅綸子地八重桜土筆蒲公英燕模様

Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Double cherry blossom, horsetail, dandelion, and swallow design on red figured satin ground
Edo period, 19th century
Room 10, February 28 - April 16, 2017

 
流水に桜透鐔


Sword Guard, Cherry tree and stream design in openwork
By Kanpei
Edo period, 17th century
Gift of Mrs. Nohara Hideko
Room 13, February 14 - April 23, 2017

 
国宝 花下遊楽図屏風

Merrymaking under Blossom Trees(detail)
By Kano Naganobu
Edo period, 17th century
National Treasure
Room 2, March 14 - April 9, 2017

 
色絵桜楓文木瓜形鉢


Lobed Bowl, Cherry blossom and maple tree design in overglaze enamel

By Nin'nami Dohachi
Edo period, 19th century
Room 8, January 31 - April 16, 2017

 

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Finding Cherry Blossoms in the Jananese Gallery (Honkan)

 

Stamp Rally

Stamp Rally

バッジ

During this period, we are holding a stamp rally based on artworks that feature cherry blossoms. Visitors who collect all stamps will be eligible to receive an original button badge.

 

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Springtime Opening of the Museum Garden

Springtime Opening of the Museum Garden

The Museum Garden behind the Honkan main building is open during the spring. We invite you to enjoy strolling among the five teahouses, each with their own history, as well as the cherry blossoms, which about 10 varieties bloom from one to another. The flourishing garden is most beautiful at this time of the year. 

  March 14 - May 7, 2017
*March 31, April 1, 7, and 8, open until 19:30
 

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

Date
March 14, 2017 (Tue) - April 9, 2017 (Sun)  
Time
9:30-17:00 * Fridays and Saturdays on March open until 20:00, Sundays on April open until 18:00
* April 1, April 7 and April 8, open until 21:00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Venue
Honkan



Related Exhibition

  1. Finding Cherry Blossoms in the Jananese Gallery (Honkan)
  2. Honkan
    March 14, 2017 (Tue) - April 9, 2017 (Sun)


Related Events

  1. The Scents of Spring
  2. Honkan-B1 Education Room
    March 16, 2017 (Thu) 14:00 - 14:30

  3. Free English Guided Tour - Highlight of Japanese Art - [March schedule]
  4. Honkan-2nd floor
    March 19, 2017 (Sun) 11:00 - 11:40

  5. Guides to Artworks Featuring Cherry Blossoms
  6. Honkan-B1 Education Room
    March 22, 2017 (Wed) 14:00 - 14:30

  7. Cherry Blossom Workshop “Coloring Activity: Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom”
  8. Honkan-Lounge (2F)
    March 23, 2017 (Thu) - March 26, 2017 (Sun) 11:00 - 16:00

  9. Cherry Blossoms Depicted on Folding Screens
  10. Honkan-Room 7
    March 29, 2017 (Wed) 14:00 - 14:30

  11. Guides to Artworks Featuring Cherry Blossoms
  12. Honkan-B1 Education Room
    March 31, 2017 (Fri) 18:30 - 19:00

  13. Guides to Artworks Featuring Cherry Blossoms
  14. Honkan-B1 Education Room
    April 5, 2017 (Wed) 14:00 - 14:30

  15. Cherry Blossom Designs on Ceramic Works
  16. Honkan-B1 Education Room
    April 7, 2017 (Fri) 18:30 - 19:00

  17. The Beauty and Soul of Cherry Blossom Paintings
  18. Heiseikan-Auditorium
    April 8, 2017 (Sat) 13:30 - 15:00

  19. Springtime opening of the Museum Garden
  20. The Garden
    March 14, 2017 (Tue) - May 7, 2017 (Sun) 10:00 - 16:00 *March 31, April 1, 7, and 8, open until 19:30