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Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum

博物館でお花見を

Come enjoy the fantastic cherry blossoms at Tokyo National Museum!

"Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum" is an annual event that coincides with the Spring time Opening of the Museum Garden (Tuesday, March 12–Sunday, May 19, 2019). There are many artworks featuring cherry blossoms on display in the Japanese Gallery (Honkan), as well as a host of events including gallery talks, haiku poetry gatherings and concerts.

Finding Cherry Blossoms in the Jananese Gallery (Honkan)
Springtime opening of the Museum Garden

 

博物館でお花見を

Come enjoy the fantastic cherry blossoms at Tokyo National Museum!

"Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum" is an annual event that coincides with the Spring time Opening of the Museum Garden (Tuesday, March 12–Sunday, May 19, 2019). There are many artworks featuring cherry blossoms on display in the Japanese Gallery (Honkan), as well as a host of events including gallery talks, haiku poetry gatherings and concerts.

 

Finding Cherry Blossoms in the Jananese Gallery (Honkan)
Springtime opening of the Museum Garden
 

 

Finding Cherry Blossoms in the Jananese Gallery (Honkan)

Finding Cherry Blossoms in the Jananese Gallery (Honkan)

Please click on Ohanami lunch box

花下遊楽図屏風 舞楽図屏風 和歌懐紙 桜図 桜下馬乗り若衆 沢村宗十郎・大友黒主 鉢被陶製根付 月に桜花図鐔 蛸貝陶製根付 蛸貝陶製根付 桜梅蒔絵印籠 枝垂桜蒔絵棗 打掛 鶸色縮緬地桜風景模様 小袖 紅縮緬地嵐山風景模様 掻取 桃色縮緬地瀧桜竹模様 色絵桜樹図皿 色絵桜人物文大皿

国宝 花下遊楽図屏風

Merrymaking under Blossom Trees, By Kano Naganobu, Edo period, 17th century (National Treasure)
Honkan Room 2, March 12–April 7, 2019

舞楽図屏風

Bugaku Dances and Music, By Kano Eigaku, Edo period, 19th century
Honkan Room 7, March 12–April 21, 2019

和歌懐紙

Poem, By Emperor Gonara, Muromachi period, 16th century (Gift of Mrs. Ota Matsuko)
Honkan Room 3, March 12–April 21, 2019

桜図

Cherry Tree, By Mashiyama Sessai, Edo period, 19th century
Honkan Room 8, March 12–April 7, 2019

桜下馬乗り若衆

Handsome Youth on Horseback under Cherry Blossom Tree, By Okumura Masanobu, Edo period, 18th century
Honkan Room 10, March 19–April 14, 2019

三代目沢村宗十郎の大伴黒主

The Actor Sawamura Sojuro III as Otomo no Kuronushi, By Toshusai Sharaku, Edo period, dated 1794
Honkan Room 10, March 19–April 14, 2019

鉢被陶製根付 銹絵銘「乾也」

Netsuke, Design of a woman wearing a bowl, Edo period, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Go Seinosuke)
Honkan Room 10, February 19–April 21, 2019

月に桜花図鐔

Sword Guard, Moon and cherry blossom design, By Natsuo, Edo period–Meiji era, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Quincy A. Shaw)
Honkan Room 13, February 26–May 12, 2019

蛸貝陶製根付 線刻銘「貞二」

Netsuke, Design of an octopus and shellfish, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Go Seinosuke)
Honkan Room 10, February 19–April 21, 2019

桜梅蒔絵印籠

Inro (Medicine case), Design of cherries and plums in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Quincy A. Shaw)
Honkan Room 10, February 19–April 21, 2019

枝垂桜蒔絵棗

Tea Caddy, Weeping cherry design in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 17th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Honkan Room 8, January 19–April 21, 2019

打掛 鶸色縮緬地桜風景模様

Uchikake (Outer garment), Design of a landscape with cherries on a yellowish-green chirimen-crepe ground, Edo period, 18th century
Honkan Room 10, February 26–April 21, 2019

小袖 紅縮緬地嵐山風景模様

Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Design of the landscape of Arashiyama on a red chirimen-crepe ground, Formely owned by Noguchi Hikobei, Edo period, 19th century
Honkan Room 10, February 26–April 21, 2019

掻取 桃色縮緬地瀧桜竹模様

Kaidori (Outer garment), Design of a waterfall, cherries, and bamboos on a pink chirimen-crepe ground, Edo period, 18th century
Honkan Room 10, February 26–April 21, 2019

色絵桜樹図皿

Set of Dishes, Cherry tree design in overglaze enamel, Nabeshima ware, Edo period, 18th century
Honkan Room 8, January 19–April 21, 2019

色絵桜人物文大皿

Large Dish, Cherry blossom and figure design in overglaze enamel, Imari ware, Edo period, 18th century
Honkan Room 13, March 19–June 9, 2019

国宝 花下遊楽図屏風

Merrymaking under Blossom Trees, By Kano Naganobu, Edo period, 17th century (National Treasure)
Honkan Room 2, March 12–April 7, 2019

舞楽図屏風

Bugaku Dances and Music, By Kano Eigaku, Edo period, 19th century
Honkan Room 7, March 12–April 21, 2019

和歌懐紙

Poem, By Emperor Gonara, Muromachi period, 16th century (Gift of Mrs. Ota Matsuko)
Honkan Room 3, March 12–April 21, 2019

桜図

Cherry Tree, By Mashiyama Sessai, Edo period, 19th century
Honkan Room 8, March 12–April 7, 2019

桜下馬乗り若衆

Handsome Youth on Horseback under Cherry Blossom Tree, By Okumura Masanobu, Edo period, 18th century
Honkan Room 10, March 19–April 14, 2019

三代目沢村宗十郎の大伴黒主

The Actor Sawamura Sojuro III as Otomo no Kuronushi, By Toshusai Sharaku, Edo period, dated 1794
Honkan Room 10, March 19–April 14, 2019

鉢被陶製根付 銹絵銘「乾也」

Netsuke, Design of a woman wearing a bowl, Edo period, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Go Seinosuke)
Honkan Room 10, February 19–April 21, 2019

月に桜花図鐔

Sword Guard, Moon and cherry blossom design, By Natsuo, Edo period–Meiji era, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Quincy A. Shaw)
Honkan Room 13, February 26–May 12, 2019

蛸貝陶製根付 線刻銘「貞二」

Netsuke, Design of an octopus and shellfish, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Go Seinosuke)
Honkan Room 10, February 19–April 21, 2019

桜梅蒔絵印籠

Inro (Medicine case), Design of cherries and plums in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Quincy A. Shaw)
Honkan Room 10, February 19–April 21, 2019

枝垂桜蒔絵棗

Tea Caddy, Weeping cherry design in maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 17th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Honkan Room 8, January 19–April 21, 2019

打掛 鶸色縮緬地桜風景模様

Uchikake (Outer garment), Design of a landscape with cherries on a yellowish-green chirimen-crepe ground, Edo period, 18th century
Honkan Room 10, February 26–April 21, 2019

小袖 紅縮緬地嵐山風景模様

Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings), Design of the landscape of Arashiyama on a red chirimen-crepe ground, Formely owned by Noguchi Hikobei, Edo period, 19th century
Honkan Room 10, February 26–April 21, 2019

掻取 桃色縮緬地瀧桜竹模様

Kaidori (Outer garment), Design of a waterfall, cherries, and bamboos on a pink chirimen-crepe ground, Edo period, 18th century
Honkan Room 10, February 26–April 21, 2019

色絵桜樹図皿

Set of Dishes, Cherry tree design in overglaze enamel, Nabeshima ware, Edo period, 18th century
Honkan Room 8, January 19–April 21, 2019

色絵桜人物文大皿

Large Dish, Cherry blossom and figure design in overglaze enamel, Imari ware, Edo period, 18th century
Honkan Room 13, March 19–June 9, 2019

 

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Springtime opening of the Museum Garden

Springtime opening of the Museum Garden

The Museum Garden behind the Honkan main building is open during the spring. We invite you to enjoy strolling among the five teahouses, each with their own history, as well as the cherry blossoms, which about 10 varieties bloom from one to another. The flourishing garden is most beautiful at this time of the year.

Springtime Opening of the Museum Garden
March 13–May 20, 2019  10:00–16:00
*March 22, 23, 29, 30, April 5,6,12 and 13, open until 19:30

 

For more information about other events, please see "Related Events" below.

Date
March 12, 2019 (Tue) - April 7, 2019 (Sun)  
Venue
Honkan



Related Events

  1. Cherry Blossoms Portrayed on Ceramic Wares: Imari and Kyoto Wares
  2. Honkan-Room 8
    March 12, 2019 (Tue) 14:00 - 14:30

  3. Free English Guided Tour - Highlight of Japanese Art - [March schedule]
  4. Honkan-2nd floor
    March 17, 2019 (Sun) 14:00 - 14:40

  5. Free English Guided Tour - Highlight of Japanese Art - [March schedule]
  6. Honkan-2nd floor
    March 21, 2019 (Thu) 14:00 - 14:40

  7. Highlights of Artworks Associated with Cherry Blossoms
  8. Honkan-B1 Education Room
    March 22, 2019 (Fri) 14:00 - 14:30

  9. Highlights of Artworks Associated with Cherry Blossoms
  10. Honkan-B1 Education Room
    March 29, 2019 (Fri) 14:00 - 14:30

  11. Cherry Blossom Workshop “Coloring Activity: Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom”
  12. Honkan-Lounge (2F)
    March 27, 2019 (Wed) - March 31, 2019 (Sun) 11:00 - 16:00

  13. Cherry Blossoms Depicted in Japanese Paintings
  14. Honkan-Room 7 & 8
    April 2, 2019 (Tue) 14:00 - 14:30

  15. Highlights of Merrymaking under Blossom Trees (National Treasure)
  16. Heiseikan-Auditorium
    April 6, 2019 (Sat) 13:30 - 15:00

  17. Springtime opening of the Museum Garden
  18. The Garden
    March 12, 2019 (Tue) - May 19, 2019 (Sun)