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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 !

It's time for the New Year’s Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum. Visitors will find a range of artworks and objects featuring auspicious designs perfect for the New Year. These include Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji: A Mild Breeze on a Fine Day by Katsushika Hokusai and the National Treasure, Pine Trees, by Hasegawa Tohaku. As 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, this year’s first Thematic Exhibition will feature monkey-themed artworks. Traditional entertainment such as drum and lion dance performances will add to the festivities. Tokyo National Museum will welcome you on the New Year!

Special New-year Exhibition
New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: monkey
The Kuroda Memorial Hall
New Year's Celebration Events
New-year Gifts

博物館に初もうでOpen from January 2 !

It's time for the New Year’s Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum. Visitors will find a range of artworks and objects featuring auspicious designs perfect for the New Year. These include Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji: A Mild Breeze on a Fine Day by Katsushika Hokusai and the National Treasure, Pine Trees, by Hasegawa Tohaku. As 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, this year’s first Thematic Exhibition will feature monkey-themed artworks. Traditional entertainment such as drum and lion dance performances will add to the festivities. Tokyo National Museum will welcome you on the New Year!

 

 

Special New-year Exhibition

Featuring selected masterpieces from our collection to celebrate the new year.    > More information

Pine Trees
By Hasegawa Tohaku, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (National Treasure)
January 2 - 17, 2016 Room2, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 

Chinese Landscape

Chinese Landscape
By Ikeno Taiga, Edo period, 18th century (National Treasure, Gift of Mr. Dan Ino)
January 2 - 24, 2016 Room7, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 
A Mild Breeze on a Fine Day

Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji: A Mild Breeze on a Fine Day
By Katsushika Hokusai, Edo period, 19th century
January 2 - 17, 2016 Room10, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 

 
 

New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: The Year of the monkey

monkey

Sword Guards for Daisho (Pair of long and short swords), Thousand monkeys design  (up)
Edo period, 19th century
Kyogen Mask, Saru (monkey) type (under left)
Edo period, 18th century
Inro (Medicine case), Three monkeys design in maki-e lacquer (under right)
By Shiomi Masanari, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Quincy A. Shaw)
 

January 2 - 31, 2016 RoomT1 and T2, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

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Related Events Visit the monkeys in the galleries and enjoy the worksheet

 

Worksheets handout (in Japanese) are available from 10:00 for the first 10000 visitors at Room T1 of Honkan.

 

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And works with auspicious images

Standing Junishinsho (Twelve Heavenly Generals): Shinshin (Monkey General)

Standing Junishinsho (Twelve Heavenly Generals): Shinshin (Monkey General) (detail)
Formerly owned by Joruriji temple, Kyoto, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)
Room 11, Honkan(Japanese Gallery)

>Landscape with Hawks

Landscape with Hawks (detail)
By Sesson Shukei, Muromachi period, 16th century (Important Art Object, Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon)
Room 3, Honkan(Japanese Gallery)

 
Tebako (Cosmetic box), Scattered fan design in maki-e lacquer

Tebako (Cosmetic box), Scattered fan design in maki-e lacquer
Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property) 
Room 14, Honkan(Japanese Gallery)
Thematic Exhibition:
The Beauty of Auspicious Motifs: Scattered Fan Design

 

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The Kuroda Memorial Hall

Impression

Wisdom, Impression and Sentiment
By Kuroda Seiki, 1899 (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 Suturday, January 2 until Sunday, January 17.

> More Information

※ Kuroda Memorial Hall will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 - Monday, June 13, 2016.

 

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New Year's Celebration Events

和太鼓演奏
Taiko - Japanese Drum Performance
獅子舞
Shishimai - Lion Dance Performance
江戸の遊芸
Japanese Top Spinning Performance
クラリネット・コンサート
Mini Clarinet Concert
いけばな
Ikebana
 
January 2
10:30
In front of Honkan
11:15
The Lounge of Heiseikan
12:00
In front of Honkan
13:00
In front of Honkan
13:45
The Lounge of Heiseikan
14:30
In front of Honkan
January 3
10:30
In front of Honkan
11:10
The Lounge of Heiseikan
11:50
The Lounge of Heiseikan
12:30
In front of Honkan
13:10
In front of Honkan
13:50
The Lounge of Heiseikan
14:30
The Lounge of Heiseikan
15:10
In front of Honkan
 
January 2 - January 11
Main gate, Honkan
* Locations are subject to change.

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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 visitors with purchases of 2,000 yen or more.
January 2 and 3
New Year Art Book Sale
TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater
January 2 and 3
Free Admission
New Year Gifts from Hotel Okura "Yurinoki"
January 2 and 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 3
10:00 - 15:00
Special Opening of the Konpon-chudo Hall of Kan’eiji, featuring portraits (oil paintings) of the Tokugawa shoguns.

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, 2016 (Sat) - January 31, 2016 (Sun)  


Related Exhibition

  1. Special New-year Exhibition
  2. Honkan
    January 2, 2016 (Sat) - January 17, 2016 (Sun)

  3. New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum Monkey Paradise
  4. Honkan-Room T1 & T2
    January 2, 2016 (Sat) - January 31, 2016 (Sun)


Related Events

  1. New Year's Celebration Events: Taiko - Japanese Drum Performance (HIMIKO)
  2. Honkan-Entrance
    January 2, 2016 (Sat) 10:30, 13:00

  3. New Year's Celebration Events: Shishimai - Lion Dance Performance
  4. Honkan-Entrance
    January 2, 2016 (Sat) - January 3, 2016 (Sun) January 2: 12:00 ~、14:30~ January 3: 12:30~、15:10~

  5. New Year's Celebration Events: Taiko - Japanese drumming performance (Yushimatenjin Shiraumetaiko)
  6. Honkan-Entrance
    January 3, 2016 (Sun) 10:30, 13:10

  7. New Year's Celebration Events: Mini Clarinet Concert
  8. Heiseikan-Lounge
    January 3, 2016 (Sun) 11:50, 14:30

  9. New Year's Celebration Events: Japanese Top Spinning Performance
  10. Heiseikan-Lounge
    January 2, 2016 (Sat) - January 3, 2016 (Sun) January 2: 11:15 ~、13:45~ January 3: 11:10~、13:50~

  11. New Year's Celebration Events: Ikebana Flower Arrangements
  12. Premises-Main gate, Honkan
    January 2, 2016 (Sat) - January 11, 2016 (Mon)