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New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

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Open from January 2 !

Celebrating the New Year 2014, the Tokyo National Museum will open from January 2. The New Year exhibition will feature the year's zodiac sign Horse, 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, 2014.
Family events will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of January, including Shishimai dance performances, Taiko (Japanese drum) performances, and Kamikiri - Silhouette Cutting.
Visit the Tokyo National Museum and experience the Japanese New Year's celebration!

Special New-year Exhibition / New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: Horses
New Year's Celebration Events
Visit the horses in the galleries and enjoy the worksheet
New-year Gifts

 

Special New-year Exhibition / New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: Horses

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)
January 2 - January 26, 2014 Room2, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: The Year of the Horse
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January 2 - January 26, 2014
Room T1 and T2, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

(left) Horse Bit
Excavated from Luristan, Iran, Late 2nd - early 1st millennium BC

(right) Horse Training (detail)
By Hasegawa Tohaku, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property)

 

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And works with auspicious images

(left) Fukusa (Wrapping cloth), Sea bream design on dark blue satin ground
Edo period, 18th - 19th century
January 2 - February 23, 2014 Room8, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

(right) The Seven Gods of Good Fortune on a Treasure Ship
By Katsushika Hokusai, Edo period, 19th century
January 2 - January 26, 2014 Room10, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 

New Year's Celebration Events

Taiko 獅子舞 いけばな
Taiko - Japanese drumming performance Shishimai - Lion-dance performance Ikebana
Flower Arrangements
 
kamikiri トーハクくんとユリノキちゃん Mini Concert
Kamikiri - Silhouette Cutting   Mini Concert

 

January 2 10:30 Entrance area Taiko - Japanese drumming performance
  11:15 In front of Honkan Kamikiri - Silhouette Cutting
  12:00 In front of Honkan Shishimai - Lion-dance performance
  13:00 Entrance area Taiko - Japanese drumming performance
  13:45 In front of Honkan Kamikiri - Silhouette Cutting
  14:30 In front of Honkan Shishimai - Lion-dance performance

 

 January 3 10:30 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 13   Main gate, Honkan Ikebana Flower Arrangements

* Locations are subject to change

 

Visit the horses in the galleries and enjoy the worksheet

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January 2 and January 3 11:00 - 16:00 Toyokan Entrance  

 

New-year Gifts

New-year Gifts from the Museum Shop   January 2 and January 3 New-year gifts will be presented with purchases of 2,000 yen and over
    January 2 - January 5
 
New Year Sale
 

TNM&TOPPAN
Museum Theater

  January 2 and January 3
 
Free Admission
 

New-year Gifts from Hotel Okura Yurinoki and Hotel Okura Garden Terrace

  January 2 and January 3
 
New-year gifts will be presented for the first 150 visitors at each restaurant

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.
 

 

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

 

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

Date
January 2, 2014 (Thu) - January 26, 2014 (Sun)  
Time
9:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)


Related Exhibition

  1. Special New-year Exhibition
  2. Honkan
    January 2, 2014 (Thu) - January 13, 2014 (Mon)

  3. New Year’s Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: The Year of the Horse
  4. Honkan-Room T1 & T2
    January 2, 2014 (Thu) - January 26, 2014 (Sun)


Related Events

  1. New Year's Celebration Events: Kamikiri - Silhouette Cutting
  2. outdoor-In front of Honkan
    January 2, 2014 (Thu) 11:15, 13:45

  3. New Year's Celebration Events: Taiko - Japanese drumming performance
  4. outdoor-Entrance area
    January 2, 2014 (Thu) - January 3, 2014 (Fri) January 2: 10:30, 13:00, January 3: 10:30, 13:00

  5. New Year's Celebration Events: Mini Concert
  6. Heiseikan-Lounge
    January 3, 2014 (Fri) 11:15, 13:45

  7. New Year's Celebration Events: Shishimai - Lion-dance performance
  8. outdoor-In front of Honkan
    January 2, 2014 (Thu) - January 3, 2014 (Fri) January 2: 12:00, 14:30, January 3: 12:00, 14:30

  9. Visit the horses in the galleries and enjoy the worksheet
  10. Toyokan-Entrance Hall
    January 2, 2014 (Thu) - January 3, 2014 (Fri) 11:00 - 16:00

  11. New Year's Celebration Events: Ikebana Flower Arrangements
  12. Premises-Main gate, Honkan
    January 2, 2014 (Thu) - January 13, 2014 (Mon)