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The Top 12 Dogs at the Tokyo National Museum

2018 is the Year of the Dog. With this year’s Chinese zodiac sign as our theme, we are holding the thematic exhibition, “Celebrating the New Year with Dogs in History and Art” (January 2 - 28, 2018). The following are 12 items selected from the exhibition, and now we are holding a vote to see which is the most popular! Which dog(s) would you like to have as your companion(s) for this year?

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*All works are in the Tokyo National Museum Collection.
 

 

<i>Morning Glories and Puppies</i>, By Maruyama Okyo, Edo period, dated 1784
 Morning Glories and Puppies, By Maruyama Okyo, Edo period, dated 1784
<i>Woman and Child with Puppies</i>, By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, dated 1806
 Woman and Child with Puppies, By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, dated 1806
<i>Incense Burner in Shape of Dog, Design in underglaze blue</i>, Hirado ware, Edo period, 19th century
 Incense Burner in Shape of Dog, Design in underglaze blue, Hirado ware, Edo period, 19th century
<i>Dog-shaped Ornament</i>, Dresden, Germany, 19th century (Gift of the Leipzig Museum of Ethnography)
 Dog-shaped Ornament, Dresden, Germany, 19th century (Gift of the Leipzig Museum of Ethnography)

 

<i>Women of Edo</i>, By Hashimoto Chikanobu, Meiji period, 19th century
 Women of Edo, By Hashimoto Chikanobu, Meiji period, 19th century
<i>Mother and Child Playing with a Dog</i>, By Suzuki Harunobu, Edo period, 18th century
 Mother and Child Playing with a Dog, By Suzuki Harunobu, Edo period, 18th century
<i>Water Dropper, Puppy design</i>, Edo period, 18th–19th century (Gift of Mr. Watanabe Toyotaro and Mr. Watanabe Masayuki)
 Water Dropper, Puppy design, Edo period, 18th–19th century (Gift of Mr. Watanabe Toyotaro and Mr. Watanabe Masayuki)
<i>Puppies</i>, By Shibata Zeshin, Meiji era, 19th century
 Puppies, By Shibata Zeshin, Meiji era, 19th century

 

<i>Water Dropper in Shape of Dog</i>, Edo period, 17th–18th century
 Water Dropper in Shape of Dog, Edo period, 17th–18th century
<i>Puppies with Horsetails</i>, By Takeuchi Seiho, Meiji era, 19th century
 Puppies with Horsetails, By Takeuchi Seiho, Meiji era, 19th century
<i>Woman with a Japanese Chin</i>, By Kikukawa Eizan, Edo period, 19th century
 Woman with a Japanese Chin, By Kikukawa Eizan, Edo period, 19th century
<i>Dog, Green glaze</i>, Eastern Han dynasty, 2nd–3rd century (Gift of Mr. Takeyoshi Michikazu)
 Dog, Green glaze, Eastern Han dynasty, 2nd–3rd century (Gift of Mr. Takeyoshi Michikazu)

 

 

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