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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 in 2018 !

2018 is the Year of the Dog. To celebrate the New Year, we will hold a thematic exhibition featuring works of art with dog motifs, display selected masterpieces, as well as kimonos with auspicious patterns, and more. On January 2 and 3, traditional Japanese events, such as drum performances and lion dances, will also be held. Let’s have a wonderful start to the New Year at the Tokyo National Museum!

Special New-year Exhibition
Celebrating the New Year with Dogs in History and Art
The Kuroda Memorial Hall
New Year's Celebration Events
New-year Gifts

New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National MuseumOpen from January 2 in 2018 !

2018 is the Year of the Dog. To celebrate the New Year, we will hold a thematic exhibition featuring works of art with dog motifs, display selected masterpieces, as well as kimonos with auspicious patterns, and more. On January 2 and 3, traditional Japanese events, such as drum performances and lion dances, will also be held. Let’s have a wonderful start to the New Year at the Tokyo National Museum!

 

 

New Year Specials

Sakyamuni Rising from the Gold Coffin

Sakyamuni Rising from the Gold Coffin
Heian period, 11th century (National Treasure, Lent by the Kyoto National Museum)
January 2 - 28, 2018 Room 2, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 

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


Kokin Waka Shu
Poetry Anthology, Gen'ei Version, Vol. 2
Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Gift of Mr. Mitsui Takahiro)
January 2 - 14, 2018 Room 3, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 

 
Writing Box, Pontoon bridge design in maki-e lacquer


Detached Segment of Frolicking Animals
Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property)
January 2 - February 4, 2018 Room 3, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 

 

Thematic Exhibition: Celebrating the New Year with Dogs in History and Art

Celebrating the New Year with Dogs in History and Art



Morning Glories and Puppies 
(detail)
By Maruyama Okyo, Edo period, dated 1784

 
One Hundred Famous Places of Edo: Ushimachi at Takanawa (left)
By Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period, dated 1857
Dog (right)
Dresden, 19th century
 

January 2 - 28, 2018 
Room T1 and T2, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)
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Related Events: Visit the dogs 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
In front of the Imperial Lounge on the second floor of the Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

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Works with auspicious motifs

Pine Tree, Plum Blossoms, and Crane

Pine Tree, Plum Blossoms, and Crane
By Ito Jakuchu, Edo period, 18th century (Gift of Mrs. Uematsu Kayoko)
Room 8, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

Writing Box, Scene illustrating a poem known as "Shio no yama" in maki-e lacquer

Writing Box, Scene illustrating a poem known as "Shio no yama" in maki-e lacquer
Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property)
Room 12, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Pine and shell game box design on red figured satin ground
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Pine and shell game box design on red figured satin ground
Edo period, 18th century
Room 10, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 

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The Kuroda Memorial Hall - Collection HighLights Gallery opens

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 Tuesday, January 2 until Sunday, January 14.

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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
Mini Clarinet Concert
Clarinet Concert
 
* Images are scenes from last year's events.
 
January 2
11:00
In front of Honkan
12:40
In front of Honkan
13:30
In front of Honkan
15:10
In front of Honkan
January 3
11:00
In front of Honkan
12:40
In front of Honkan
11:50
The Lounge of Heiseikan
13:30
In front of Honkan
14:20
The Lounge of Heiseikan
15:10
In front of Honkan
 
* Locations are subject to change.

 

Ikebana
Ikebana
January 2 - January 14
Ikebana Flower Arrangements by Ms. Yamane Yumi of the Shinsei school
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
Time: 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(Asian Gallery) for the screening.
January 2 and 3
The first 200 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, 2018 (Tue) - January 28, 2018 (Sun)  
Time
9:30~17:00 
*The museum will be open until 21:00 on Friday and Saturday. Last entrance 30 minutes before closing.




Related Events

  1. New Year's Celebration Events: Taiko - Japanese drumming performance (Yushimatenjin Shiraumetaiko)
  2. Honkan-Entrance
    January 2, 2018 (Tue) - January 3, 2018 (Wed) 11:00, 13:30

  3. New Year's Celebration Events: Shishimai - Lion Dance Performance
  4. Honkan-Entrance
    January 2, 2018 (Tue) - January 3, 2018 (Wed) 12:40, 15:10

  5. New Year's Celebration Events: Clarinet Concert
  6. Heiseikan-Lounge
    January 3, 2018 (Wed) 11:50, 14:20

  7. VR program; Free Admission
  8. Toyokan-TNM&TOPPAN Museum Theater
    January 2, 2018 (Tue) - January 3, 2018 (Wed) 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
    (Times may change)

  9. New Year's Celebration Events: Ikebana Flower Arrangements
  10. Premises-Main gate, Honkan
    January 2, 2018 (Tue) - January 14, 2018 (Sun)