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New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

博物館に初もうでメインビジュアル

うしアイコン Open from January 2 in 2021!

2021 is the Year of the Ox. To celebrate the New Year, we will hold a thematic exhibition featuring works of art with ox motifs, display selected masterpieces, and more. On January 2nd and 3rd, traditional Japanese events, such as drum performances and lion dances, will also be held. Have a wonderful start to the New Year at the Tokyo National Museum!

Thematic Exhibition New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: Year of the Ox
NEW YEAR SPECIALS
New-Year Gifts

博物館に初もうでメインビジュアルうしアイコン Open from January 2 in 2021!

2021 is the Year of the Ox. To celebrate the New Year, we will hold a thematic exhibition featuring works of art with ox motifs, display selected masterpieces, and more. On January 2nd and 3rd, traditional Japanese events, such as drum performances and lion dances, will also be held. Have a wonderful start to the New Year at the Tokyo National Museum!

 

 

All visitors must make an online reservation.
Ticket reservations can be made at the ticket booths on the day of your visit only when the day’s online ticket sales have not reached the predetermined number.
On January 2 and 3, 2021, timed-entry tickets (valid only on the day of entry) can be purchased at the ticket booth. Limited number available.

Visitor Guidelines

 

 

うしアイコン Thematic Exhibition New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: Year of the Ox

This exhibition presents works from several cultures across Asia, reflecting the diverse representations of the ox throughout history.

January 2–January 31, 2021
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T1 & T2
 

袱紗 淡紅繻子地騎牛笛吹童子図の写真 袱紗 淡紅繻子地騎牛笛吹童子図の写真

Gift Cover (Fukusa) with a Boy Playing a Flute on the Back of an Ox
Edo period, 18th–19th century (Gift of Mrs. Henry)

 
重要文化財 駿牛図断簡の写真重要文化財 駿牛図断簡の写真

Part of Illustrations of Fine Oxen
Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)

 
国宝 片輪車蒔絵螺鈿手箱の写真国宝 片輪車蒔絵螺鈿手箱の写真

Cosmetic Box with Carriage Wheels in Water
Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure)

 
重要文化財 阿弥陀如来および両脇侍立像(善光寺式)の写真重要文化財 阿弥陀如来および両脇侍立像(善光寺式)の写真

The Buddha Amida with Two Attendants, in the Zenkō-ji Temple Style
Kamakura period, 1254 (Important Cultural Property)

 
水牛水滴の写真水牛水滴の写真

Water Dropper in the Shape of a Water Buffalo
Edo period, 17th–18th century

 

 

松アイコン NEW YEAR SPECIALS 松アイコン

松林図屏風の写真松林図屏風の写真

Pine Trees
by Hasegawa Tohaku
Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (National Treasure)
January 2–January 17, 2021
Room 2, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 
国宝 古今和歌集(元永本) 下帖の写真国宝 古今和歌集(元永本) 下帖の写真

The Collection of Japanese Poems Ancient and Modern (Gen'ei Era Version), Vol. 2
Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Gift of Mr. Mitsui Takahiro)
January 2–January 17, 2021
Room 3, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 
赤楽島台茶碗の写真赤楽島台茶碗の写真

Tea Bowls for the New Year
By Tannyū; Raku ware, red-Raku type, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
November 3, 2020–January 31, 2021
Room 4, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 
重要文化財 弱法師の写真重要文化財 弱法師の写真

Scene from the Noh Play Yoroboshi
By Shimomura Kanzan
Taishō era, 1915 (Important Cultural Property)
January 2–February 24, 2021
Room 18, Honkan (Japanese Gallery)

 

 

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January 2–January 11, 2021

Ikebana Flower Arrangements

by Prof. Kurashige Nobu, Ikenobo Ikebana College

Main Gate, Honkan entrance, and Honkan staircase

いけばなの写真いけばなの写真

 

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水引アイコン

New-Year Gifts

New-Year Gifts from the Museum Shop

January 2 and 3

A gift will be given to customers with purchases over 3,000 yen.

Gifts from TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater in the Toyokan

January 2 and 3

Free theater ticket will be given to the visitors to the theater.
A separate fee and reservation will be required on these day.
http://www.toppan-vr.jp/mt/

New Year Gifts from the Museum Restaurant "Yurinoki"

January 2 and 3

10% discount will be available to customer who spends over 4,000 yen.

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New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

Date
January 2, 2021 (Sat) - January 31, 2021 (Sun)  
Time
9:30–17:00
 
*Due to the rapid increase of coronavirus infections in Tokyo, the Museum will close at 5.00 pm.