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New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

博物館に初もうでOpen from January 2 !

Celebrating the New Year 2012, the Tokyo National Museum will open from January 2. The New Year exhibition will feature the year's zodiac sign Dragon, and the museum will host various family events.

At Honkan (Japanese Gallery), there will be a Feature Exhibition of the New Year - Year of the Dragon: Looking at Dragons in Japanese, Chinese and Korean Art from January 2, 2012. Family events will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of January, including Shishimai dance performances, Taiko (Japanese drum) performances, and Daikagura of Edo Traditional vaudeville entertainment.


Visit the Tokyo National Museum and experience the Japanese New Year's celebration!

 

140th Anniversary Ceremony
 
January 2  10:00
 
Main Gate entrance area
 
140th Anniversary Gift
 
January 2 - January 9
 
Every day from January 2  to January 9, we will give the first 1400 visitors to the museum a dogu clay figurine strap (produced by Kaiyodo Co., Ltd.)
 
New-year Gifts from the Museum Shop
 
January 2 and January 3 Receive a raffle draw with purchases of 2,500 yen and over
  January 2 - January 9
 
New Year Art Book Sale
 
TNM&TOPPAN
Museum Theater
 
January 2 and January 3
 
 New-year gifts presented to the first 60 guests each day
 

New-year Service from Restaurant
 

 

January 2 and January 3
 
Receive Himalayan rock salt halite with purchases of 2,500 yen and over
Complimentary Amazake (hot sweet sake) service for guests of Garden Terrace
 
Event in collaboration with Kan’ eiji Temple
 
January 2 and January 3
10:00 - 15:00
Special opening of the Konpon-chudo Hall of Kan’eiji
Features oil-painted portraits of the Tokugawa shoguns
 
Taiko - Japanese drumming performance
January 2 (Mon) 11:00, 14:00
January 3 (Tue) 11:00, 13:30
Shishimai - Lion-dance performance
January 2 (Mon) 11:45, 15:00
January 3 (Tue) 10:30, 13:00
Kinryu no Mai (Performance of Golden Dragon)
January 2 (Mon)  10:15, 13:15

 

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

 

Date
January 2, 2012 (Mon) - January 29, 2012 (Sun)  
Time
9:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)


Related Exhibition

  1. Tokyo National Museum’s 140th Anniversary Special New-year Exhibition
  2. Honkan
    January 2, 2012 (Mon) - January 15, 2012 (Sun)

  3. 140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions: The Soaring Majesty of Dragons in Asian Art
  4. Honkan-Room T1 & T2
    January 2, 2012 (Mon) - January 29, 2012 (Sun)

  5. Historic Material: Annual Events of Edo - Celebrating the New Year
  6. Honkan-Room 16
    January 2, 2012 (Mon) - February 12, 2012 (Sun)


Related Events

  1. New Year's Celebration Events: Kinryu no Mai (Performance of Golden Dragon)
  2. Premises-Performance
    January 2, 2012 (Mon) 10:15, 13:15

  3. New Year's Celebration Events: Taiko - Japanese drumming performance
  4. outdoor-Entrance area
    January 2, 2012 (Mon) 11:00, 14:00

  5. New Year's Celebration Events: Shishimai - Lion-dance performance
  6. outdoor-In front of Honkan
    January 2, 2012 (Mon) 11:45, 15:00

  7. New Year's Celebration Events: Daikagura of Edo - Traditional vaudeville entertainment
  8. outdoor-In front of Honkan
    January 2, 2012 (Mon)

  9. Visit the Dragons in the Galleries and Create your own 2012 Calendar
  10. Honkan-Room 20
    January 2, 2012 (Mon) - January 3, 2012 (Tue) 11:00 - 16:00

  11. New Year's Celebration Events: Taiko - Japanese drumming performance
  12. outdoor-Entrance area
    January 3, 2012 (Tue) 11:00, 13:30

  13. New Year's Celebration Events: Shishimai - Lion-dance performance
  14. outdoor-In front of Honkan
    January 3, 2012 (Tue) 10:30, 13:00

  15. New Year's Celebration Events: Mini Concert
  16. Heiseikan-Lounge
    January 3, 2012 (Tue) 12:00, 14:30

  17. New Year's Celebration Events: Ikebana Flower Arrangements
  18. Premises-Main gate, Honkan
    January 2, 2012 (Mon) - January 15, 2012 (Sun)

  19. Tokyo National Museum’s 140th Anniversary “Thanks to the Energy of Culture” Campaign
  20. January 2, 2012 (Mon) - March 31, 2013 (Sun)