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Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum

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Come enjoy the fantastic cherry blossom at Tokyo National Museum!

"Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum" is an annual event that coincides with the spring opening of the Museum Garden (Tuesday, March 17 – Sunday, April 19, 2015). There are many artworks featuring cherry blossom on display in the galleries, as well as a host of events including gallery talks, haiku poetry gatherings and concerts.

 

 

 

Cherry Blossom in the Galleries Major Works

Cherry Blossom in the Galleries Major Works

Mount Yoshino

Mount Yoshino (left hand screen)
By Watanabe Shiko, Edo period, 18th century (Private collection)
Room7, Honkan March 10 - April 19, 2015

 

 
Furisode (Garment with long sleeves), Cherry blossom and stream design on red chirimen crepe ground

Furisode (Garment with long sleeves), Cherry blossom and stream design on red chirimen crepe ground
Formerly used by Bando Mitsue, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Ms. Takagi Kiyo)
Room 9, Hokan March 17 - May 17, 2015

This costume is believed to have been used for the role of Yaegakihime in the drama "Honcho Nijushiko". The embroidered or appliquéd designs are padded with cotton to create three-dimensional and ornamental effects.

 
Basin with HandlesCherry tree design in maki-e lacquer

Basin with Handles, Cherry tree design in maki-e lacquer
Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period, 16th - 17th century
Room 12, Honkan February 10 - May 6, 2015

 

 
Merrymaking Under Blossom Trees

Merrymaking Under Blossom Trees (left hand screen)
By Kano Naganobu, Edo period, 17th century (National Treasure)
Room 2, Honkan March 17 - April 12, 2015

This pair of screens depicts a scene of cherry-blossom viewing. The left-hand screen features a young nobleman watching colorfully dressed men and women dancing from the veranda of a temple.

 

More information
Finding Cherry Blossom in the Japanese Gallery (Honkan)

 

Stamp Rally

Stamp Rally

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

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Museum Garden Opening (Spring)

Museum Garden Opening (Spring)

The Museum Garden behind Honkan (main building, Japanese Gallery) will be open to the public during springtime.
10 different species of cherry trees blossom one after another every year. Enjoy strolling among the cherry trees and the five teahouses.
*March 27 and April 5, open until 19:30

Museum Garden Opening (Spring) March 17 - April 19, 2015

 

 

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

Date
March 17, 2015 (Tue) - April 12, 2015 (Sun)  
Venue
Honkan


Related Exhibition

  1. Finding Cherry Blossom in the Japanese Gallery (Honkan)
  2. Honkan
    March 17, 2015 (Tue) - April 12, 2015 (Sun)


Related Events

  1. Cherry Blossom Gallery Talk "Cherry Blossoms Depicted in Folding Screens"
  2. Honkan-Room 7
    March 18, 2015 (Wed) 14:00 - 14:30

  3. Cherry Blossom Gallery Talk "Cherry Blossoms Portrayed on Kimono"
  4. Honkan-B1 Education Room
    March 25, 2015 (Wed) 14:00 - 14:30

  5. Cherry Blossom Gallery Talk "The Folding Screen Merrymaking Under Blossom Trees (National Treasure)"
  6. Honkan-B1 Education Room
    March 31, 2015 (Tue) 14:00 - 14:30

  7. Cherry Blossom Gallery Talk "Buddhist Statues Made from Cherry Trees"
  8. Honkan-Room 11
    April 1, 2015 (Wed) 14:00 - 14:30

  9. Cherry Blossom Gallery Talk "Highlights of Artworks Associated with Cherry Blossoms"
  10. Honkan-B1 Education Room
    April 3, 2015 (Fri) 11:00 - 11:30

  11. Cherry Blossom Lecture "Paintings Featuring Mount Fuji and Cherry Blossoms"
  12. Heiseikan-Auditorium
    April 4, 2015 (Sat) 13:30 - 15:00

  13. Cherry Blossom Gallery Talk "The Statuette of Lady Maya: Anecdotes Revealed on the Buddha's Birthday"
  14. The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures-Room 2
    April 8, 2015 (Wed) 14:00 - 14:30

  15. Cherry Blossom Gallery Talk "Highlights of Artworks Associated with Cherry Blossoms"
  16. Honkan-B1 Education Room
    April 10, 2015 (Fri) 11:00 - 11:30

  17. Museum Garden Opening (Spring)
  18. The Garden
    March 17, 2015 (Tue) - April 19, 2015 (Sun) 10:00 - 16:00 *March 27 and April 5, open until 19:30