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New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

Thematic Exhibition New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: Year of the Tiger Main Visual

2022 is the Year of the Tiger. To celebrate the New Year, we will hold a thematic exhibition featuring works of art with tiger motifs, display selected masterpieces, and more.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 Tiger

January 2–January 30, 2022
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T1 & T2

To celebrate the Museum’s 150th anniversary and the year of the tiger, we’ll be sharing artworks with this ferocious animal.

Tigers can be found in art throughout Asia. Here we’ll explore how people imagined and depicted them, and what kind of symbolic meaning they had.

Major works in this exhibition

Surcoat (Jinbaori) with a Tiger image

 

Surcoat (Jinbaori) with a Tiger
Edo period, 19th century, Gift of Mrs. Henry

 

Dragon and Tiger image
Dragon and Tiger (Left screen)
By Soga Chokuan, Azuchi-Momoyama–Edo period, 17th century
Albums of Lacquer Paintings image
Albums of Lacquer Paintings
By Shibata Zeshin, Meiji era, 19th century

 

Albums of Lacquer Paintings image
"Tiger Pelt" from The Museum's Illustrations of Animals image
"Tiger Pelt" from The Museum's Illustrations of Animals
Edo period–Meiji era, 19th century
Tiger-Shaped Pillow image

 

Tiger-Shaped Pillow
Cizhou ware, Jin–Yuan dynasty, 12th–13th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

NEW YEAR SPECIALS

Major work in this exhibition

Pine Trees image
Room 2, Honkan (Japanese Gallery): January 2–January 16, 2022
Pine Trees
by Hasegawa Tohaku
Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (National Treasure)
Volume 2 of the Collection of Japanese Poems Ancient and Modern (Gen'ei Era Version)
Room 3, Honkan (Japanese Gallery):  
  January 2–January 16, 2022
Volume 2 of the Collection of Japanese Poems Ancient and Modern (Gen'ei Era Version)
Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Gift of Mr. Mitsui Takahiro)

 

The Collection of Japanese Poems Ancient and Modern (Gen'ei Era Version), Vol. 2 image
Noh Costume (Karaori) with Haze, Chrysanthemums, and Fan Paper image

 

Room 9, Honkan (Japanese Gallery):  
  January 2–March 6, 2022
Noh Costume (Karaori) with Haze, Chrysanthemums, and Fan Paper
Edo period, 18th century
Scattered Fans with Mount Fuji and Flowering Plants image
(detail)
Room 7, Honkan (Japanese Gallery):  
  January 2–February 6, 2022
Scattered Fans with Mount Fuji and Flowering Plants
By Sakai Ōho, Edo period, 19th century

 

Scattered Fans with Mount Fuji and Flowering Plants
Fans
(detail)
“Suruga-Street” from the Series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo image

 

Room 10, Honkan (Japanese Gallery):  
  January 2–January 30, 2022
“Suruga-Street” from the Series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
By Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period, 1856

 

New Year's Celebration Events

Ikebana Flower Arrangements

January 2–January 16, 2022
by Yumi Yamane, Shinseiryu
Main Gate, Honkan entrance, and Honkan staircase

Ikebana *Last year's Image
 

Gifts from TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater in the

January 2 and 3

Gifts will be given to the visitors to the theater.

*A separate fee and reservation will be required on these day.
*VR program Information
 http://www.toppan-vr.jp/mt/


TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater
 

New-Year Gifts from the Museum Shop

January 2 and 3

A gift will be given to customers with purchases over 3,000 yen.
*Limited number of gifts.


Museum Shop
 

New Year Gifts from the Museum Restaurant "Yurinoki"

January 2 and 3

10% discount will be available to customer who spends over 5,000 yen.


Museum Restaurant "Yurinoki"
 

Special Opening of the Konpon-chudo Hall of Kan’eiji Temple

January 2 and 3: 
10:00 - 15:00
 

 

 

New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

We recommend that you purchase a timed-entry ticket online before your visit. Tickets may also be purchased at the ticket counter, but you may be asked to wait if the exhibition is crowded. Also, please be aware that tickets are limited and may sell out.

See visitor information page for more details.

On January 2 and 3, 2022, timed-entry tickets (valid only on the day of entry) can be purchased at the ticket booth. Limited number available.

 

Date
January 2, 2022 (Sun) - January 30, 2022 (Sun)  
Time
9:30–17:00
* Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Closed
Mondays (Excluding holidays and January 3, 2022 and January 11, 2022. On those days, the Museum will be open on Monday and closed the following day);
Admission
Adults: 1,000 yen
University students: 500 yen
High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and persons under 18 and over 70: Free


*Special exhibitions require separate ticketing procedure and admission fees.

*Persons with disabilities are admitted free of charge along with one attendant. Please show official ID or other documentation.

*Regular admission is free for persons under 18 and over 70. Please show proof of age (driver's license, passport, etc.) when entering.




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