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The Top 10 Cherry Blossoms at the Tokyo National Museum

During the period of "Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum" (Tuesday, March 14 - Sunday, April 9, 2017), many famous objects on the theme of cherry blossoms are on display at the museum. Visitors can enjoy both the cherry blossoms in full bloom in the Museum Garden, as well as masterpieces featuring cherry blossoms in the galleries.
Which cherry blossom strikes you as the most attractive?
 

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*Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.

 

<i>Merrymaking Under Blossom Trees</i> (detail), <br />By Kano Naganobu, Edo period, 17th century(National Treasure) [Honkan Room 2, March 14 - April 9, 2017]
 Merrymaking Under Blossom Trees (detail),
By Kano Naganobu, Edo period, 17th century(National Treasure) [Honkan Room 2, March 14 - April 9, 2017]
<i>Genre Scenes of the Twelve Months</i> (detail), <br />Muromachi period, 16th century(Important Cultural Property) [Honkan Room 3, March 22 - April 23, 2017]
 Genre Scenes of the Twelve Months (detail),
Muromachi period, 16th century(Important Cultural Property) [Honkan Room 3, March 22 - April 23, 2017]
<i>Scenes from The Tale of Genji (Wakana-no-jo Chapter)</i>, <br />Attributed to Tosa Mitsunori, Edo period, 17th century(Private collection) [Honkan Room 7, March 22 - April 23, 2017]
 Scenes from The Tale of Genji (Wakana-no-jo Chapter),
Attributed to Tosa Mitsunori, Edo period, 17th century(Private collection) [Honkan Room 7, March 22 - April 23, 2017]
<i>Kosode</i> (Garment with small wrist openings) , Double cherry blossom, horsetail, dandelion, and swallow design on red figured satin ground<br />Edo period, 19th century [Honkan Room 10, February 28 - April 16, 2017]
 Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings) , Double cherry blossom, horsetail, dandelion, and swallow design on red figured satin ground
Edo period, 19th century [Honkan Room 10, February 28 - April 16, 2017]

 

<i>Sword Guard, Cherry tree and stream design in openwork</i>, <br />By Kanpei, Edo period, 17th century (Gift of Mrs. Nohara Hideko) [Honkan Room 13, February 14 - April 23, 2017]
 Sword Guard, Cherry tree and stream design in openwork,
By Kanpei, Edo period, 17th century (Gift of Mrs. Nohara Hideko) [Honkan Room 13, February 14 - April 23, 2017]
<i>Lobed Bowl, Cherry blossom and maple tree design in overglaze enamel</i>, <br />By Nin'nami Dohachi, Edo period, 19th century [Honkan Room 8, January 31 - April 16, 2017]
 Lobed Bowl, Cherry blossom and maple tree design in overglaze enamel,
By Nin'nami Dohachi, Edo period, 19th century [Honkan Room 8, January 31 - April 16, 2017]
<i>Auspicious Desires on Land and Sea: Wanting to View the Cherry Blossoms</i>, <br />By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, dated 1852 [Honkan Room 10, March 22 - April 16, 2017]
 Auspicious Desires on Land and Sea: Wanting to View the Cherry Blossoms,
By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, dated 1852 [Honkan Room 10, March 22 - April 16, 2017]
<i>Standing Fudo Myo'o (Acalanatha)</i>, <br />Heian period, 11th century (Gift of Mr. Okano Tetsusaku)  [Honkan Room 11, February 7 - April 16, 2017]
 Standing Fudo Myo'o (Acalanatha),
Heian period, 11th century (Gift of Mr. Okano Tetsusaku) [Honkan Room 11, February 7 - April 16, 2017]

 

Writing Box, Mount Hatsuse design in <i>maki-e</i> lacquer, <br />Muromachi - Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century [Honkan Room 12, March 22 - June 18, 2017]
 Writing Box, Mount Hatsuse design in maki-e lacquer,
Muromachi - Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century [Honkan Room 12, March 22 - June 18, 2017]
<i>Cherry Blossom Under Misty Moon</i>, <br />By Konoshima Okoku, Showa era, 20th century (Gift of Mrs. Nagai Yoshiko) [Honkan Room 18, March 7 - April 16, 2017]
 Cherry Blossom Under Misty Moon,
By Konoshima Okoku, Showa era, 20th century (Gift of Mrs. Nagai Yoshiko) [Honkan Room 18, March 7 - April 16, 2017]

 

 

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