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Feature Exhibition of the New Year
Dog and Auspicious Symbol Art

Feature Exhibition of the New Year
Dog and Auspicious Symbol Art / Honkan Room T1 & T2   January 2, 2006 (Mon) - January 29, 2006 (Sun)

  
Morning Glories and Puppies (Detail), By Maruyama Okyo, Edo period, dated 1784
The Museum celebrates the year of the dog featuring artworks depicting dogs, which have been very familiar to the Japanese people. Pine, bamboo, plum, cranes, tortoise, lions, peony, and Mt. Fuji also appear as good luck motifs.
 Exhibition includes

* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Haniwa Dog, Excavated from Sakaikamitakeshi, Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture, Kofun period, 6th century
Morning Glories and Puppies, By Maruyama Okyo, Edo period, dated 1784
Hawks and Pine Trees, By Sesson Shukei, Muromachi period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property)

 

 General Information
Dates Monday, January 2 - Sunday, January 29, 2006
Venue Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00 (last entry is 30 minutes before closing time)
Closed Mondays except January 2 and 9; Wednesday, January 4; Tuesday, January 10
Admissions Adults: 420 (210) yen, University Students: 130 (70) yen
*Brackets indicate fees for groups of 20 or more persons.
*Special exhibition "Twin Peaks - The Finest of Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy" is charged separately.
*High school students and under, and persons 65 years old and over are admitted free. Please present ID upon entry.
Access (JR Line) 10 minutes walk from Ueno station Park exit, and Uguisudani station
(Tokyo Metro Lines) 15 minutes walk from Ueno and Nezu stations
(Keisei Line) 15 minutes from Keisei Ueno station
General Inquiries Tokyo National Museum TEL: +81-3-3822-1111
 Feature Exhibition of the New Year
Auspicious Symbols - The Three Friends of Winter
Room 8, Toyokan (Asian Gallery)
Monday, January 2 - Sunday, January 29, 2006

Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants (Detail), By Zhao Zhiqian, Qing dynasty, dated 1870 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
 
The exhibit features the "three friends" that bring fortune - pine, bamboo, and plum.
 Exhibition includes

* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Two Sparrows and Plum Blossoms, Attributed to Ma Lin, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Dr. Yamamoto Tatsuro)
Plum Blossoms, By Chen Lu, Ming dynasty, dated 1446 (Gift of Mr. Ichikawa Sanken)
Five Pine Trees, By Li Shan, Qing dynaty, 18th century
Deer and Cranes, By Shen Quan, Qing dynasty, dated 1739 (Gift of Dr. Yamamoto Tatsuo)
Flowering Plants, By Zhao Zhiqian, Qing dynasty, dated 1870 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)
 Feature Exhibition of the New Year
Auspicious Symbols (Asian art)
Room 10, Toyokan (Asian Gallery)
Monday, January 2 - Sunday, February 12, 2006

Gourd-shaped Vase
Gourd-shaped Vase, Gourds and bats in fencai enamels, Jingdezhen ware, Qing dynasty, 18th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
 
The exhibition introduces auspicious symbols and objects represented in lacquerware, bamboowork, jade, and porcelain from China and Korea.
 Exhibition includes

* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Tray, Magical peaches in red lacquer carving, Ming dynasty, Jiajing era
Ruyi, Jade, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Kamiya Denbei)
Lions, Bamboo, Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century
Water Dropper in Shape of Peach, With ornaments in underglaze blue and red, Joseon dynasty, 19th century
Gourd-shaped Vase, Gourds and bats in fencai enamels, Jingdezhen ware, Qing dynasty, 18th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
 Family Events
Taiko - Japanese drums
January 2, 2006 starting at 12:00 and 14:30
January 3, 2006 starting at 12:30 and 14:30
Main Gate entrance area
Performed by Wadaiko Obiki
Kamikiri - paper cutting
January 2, 2006  starting at 11:00 and 13:30
Main Gate entrance area
Performed by Mr. Hayashiya Niraku
Shishimai - "lion dance" performance
January 2, 2006  starting at 10:30 and 13:00
January 3, 2006  starting at 10:30 and 13:30
Outside Honkan(Japanese Gallery) entrance
Performed by Toto Kasai Hayashi Mutsumikai
Koto performance
January 3, 2006  starting at 11:30 and 15:30
Honkan (Japanese Gallery), 2nd floor
Performed by Seiha Gassodan
Clarinet concert
January 3, 2006  starting at 14:00 and 16:00
Toyokan (Asian Gallery) entrance hall
Performed by "Amateur"
Yose entertainment at the Museum - Comic storytelling (in Japanese)
Saturday, January 7, 2006  starting at 11:00 and 13:30
Okyokan (garden tea room)
Performance by Kingentei Basho
2,500 yen, including regular admission fee, Japanese tea and sweets
Reservations: 03-3821-9270 (Tokyo National Museum, Events)
Ikebana flower arrangements
Monday, January 2, 2006 - Sunday, January 15
By Ms. Yamane Yumi, leader of the Shinsei school
Installed at Main Gate, Honkan (Japanese Gallery), Toyokan (Asian Gallery), and Gallery of Horyuji Treasures
Taiko - Japanese drums Taiko - Japanese drums
Shishimai - "lion dance" performance Shishimai - "lion dance" performance
 Events organized by the Museum Shop
New-Year Presents from the Shop
Monday, January 2, 2006 and Tuesday, January 3
Raffle draws with purchases worth 2,500 yen and over
New-Year Sale
Monday, January 2, 2006 - Tuesday, January 31
 Event in collaboration with Kan'eiji Temple
  Special opening of the Konpon-chudo Hall of Kan'eiji
Monday, January 2, 2006 and Tuesday, January 3, 10:00 - 15:00
Portraits (oil paintings) of the 15 Tokugawa shoguns will be on exhibit.
Please present the museum admission ticket of the day upon entrance.
 Special Exhibition starting from January
  "Twin Peaks - The Finest of Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy"
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - Sunday, February 19, 2006