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New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

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

Celebrating the New Year 2013, the Tokyo National Museum will open from January 2. The New Year exhibition will feature the year's zodiac sign Snake, and the museum will host various family events.

At Honkan (Japanese Gallery), there will be a Feature Exhibition of the New Year - Snakes and Serpents from January 2, 2013.
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!

 

Opening Ceremony of the Toyokan (Asian Gallery)

January 2  9:45 Outdoor In front of the Toyokan

 

New Year's Celebration Events

和太鼓演奏 獅子舞 いけばな
Taiko - Japanese drumming performance Shishimai - Lion-dance performance Ikebana
 
アジアの女神たち 太神楽 クラリネット・コンサート
Deities in Asia -Dancing Performance of celebration and welcome

Daikagura of Edo - Traditional vaudeville entertainment

Mini Concert

 

January 2 10:10 Main Gate-In front of The Toyokan Deities in Asia -Dancing Performance of celebration and welcome
  10:30 Main Gate-Entrance area Taiko - Japanese drumming performance
  10:15 Main Gate-In front of The Honkan Daikagura of Edo - Traditional vaudeville entertainment
  12:00 Main Gate-In front of The Honkan Shishimai - Lion-dance performance
  12:40 Main Gate-In front of The Honkan Deities in Asia -Dancing Performance of celebration and welcome
  13:15 Main Gate-Entrance area Taiko - Japanese drumming performance
  14:00 Main Gate-In front of The Honkan Daikagura of Edo - Traditional vaudeville entertainment
  14:45 Main Gate Shishimai - Lion-dance performance

 

January 3 10:30 Main Gate-Entrance area Taiko - Japanese drumming performance
  11:15 Heiseikan Lounge Mini Concert
  12:00 In front of Honkan Shishimai - Lion-dance performance
  13:00 Entrance area Taiko - Japanese drumming performance
  13:45 Heiseikan Lounge Mini Concert
  14:30 In front of Honkan Shishimai - Lion-dance performance

 

January 2 - January 14 Premises-Main gate, Honkan Ikebana Flower Arrangements

 

Visit the snakes in the galleries and enjoy the worksheet

   

 

January 2 and January 3 11:00 - 16:00 Room 20, Honkan

 

Special New-year Exhibition

Features selected masterpieces from our collection to celebrate the new year.

 

Pine Trees, By Hasegawa Tohaku, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (National Treasure)

140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions:
New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: Snakes and Serpents

In the Chinese zodiac, 2013 is the Year of the Snake. This exhibition features selected artworks and objects from the museum collection on the theme of snakes.

 

Snake, Jizai articulated figure, By Muneyoshi, Showa era, 20th century

 

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

 

New-year Gifts

New-year Gifts from the Museum Shop
 
January 2 and January 3 Receive a raffle draw with purchases of 2,000 yen and over
  January 2 - January 6
 
New Year Sale
 
TNM&TOPPAN
Museum Theater
January 2 and January 3
 
New-year gifts presented
 

New-year Service from Restaurant
 

 

January 2 and January 3
 
Fruit jelly service for the first 150 visitors of Hotel Okura Yurinoki
Himalayan rock salt halite for the first 150 visitors 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
 

 

Date
January 2, 2013 (Wed) - January 27, 2013 (Sun)  
Time
9:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)


Related Exhibition

  1. Special New-year Exhibition
  2. Honkan
    January 2, 2013 (Wed) - January 14, 2013 (Mon)

  3. 140th Anniversary Thematic Exhibitions: New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: Snakes and Serpents
  4. Honkan-Room T1 & T2
    January 2, 2013 (Wed) - January 27, 2013 (Sun)

  5. Reopening of the Toyokan (Asian Gallery)
  6. Toyokan- 
    January 2, 2013 (Wed) - March 31, 2013 (Sun)


Related Events

  1. New Year's Celebration Events: Yugei of Edo - Traditional vaudeville entertainment
  2. outdoor-In front of Honkan
    January 2, 2013 (Wed) 11:15, 14:00

  3. New Year's Celebration Events: Deities in Asia -Dancing Performance of celebration and welcome
  4. Honkan-B1 Education Room
    January 2, 2013 (Wed) 10:10 (In front of Toyokan), 12:40 (In front of Honkan)

  5. New Year's Celebration Events: Taiko - Japanese drumming performance
  6. outdoor-Entrance area
    January 2, 2013 (Wed) - January 3, 2013 (Thu) January 2: 10:30, 13:15, January 3: 10:30, 13:00

  7. New Year's Celebration Events: Shishimai - Lion-dance performance
  8. outdoor-In front of Honkan
    January 2, 2013 (Wed) - January 3, 2013 (Thu) January 2: 12:00, 14:45, January 3: 12:00, 14:30

  9. New Year's Celebration Events: Mini Concert
  10. Heiseikan-Lounge
    January 3, 2013 (Thu) 11:15, 13:45

  11. Visit the snakes in the galleries and enjoy the worksheet
  12. Honkan-Room 20
    January 2, 2013 (Wed) - January 3, 2013 (Thu) 11:00 - 16:00

  13. New Year's Celebration Events: Ikebana Flower Arrangements
  14. Premises-Main gate, Honkan
    January 2, 2013 (Wed) - January 14, 2013 (Mon)