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New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum

2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. To celebrate the New Year, we will hold a thematic exhibition featuring works of art with Rabbit 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: The Year of the Rabbit

Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room, January 2—January 29, 2023

Major works in this exhibition


Large Dish with Rabbits and Pondweed
Imari ware, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Dr. Hirano Kōsuke)

Rabbit-Shaped Dish
Ofuke ware, Edo period, 19th century


Rabbit-Shaped Water Dropper
Edo period, 18th–19th century (Gift of Mr. Watanabe Toyotarō and Mr. Watanabe Masayuki)

Bronze Mirror with the Moon Palace
China, Tang dynasty, 8th century


Fire-Resistant Wear with a Rabbit, Waves, and Rain Dragon
Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mrs. Henry)

Writing Box with a Bean Plant and Rabbit
Attributed to Nagata Yūji, Edo period, 19th century


Celebration: Story for the Year of the Rabbit
By Renchidō, Meiji period, 1872


The First Post-War Collection: The National Treasure Pine Forest

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 7, January 2—January 15, 2023

Pine Trees, by Hasegawa Tohaku, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (National Treasure)


New Year Specials

Jar with Bats and Clouds
Jingdezhen ware, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong era (1736–95)
Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5, November 29, 2022—March 19, 2023

Tea Bowl with a Crane and Turtle
By Ninnami Dōhachi; Raku ware, black-Raku type, Edo period, 19th century
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 8, November 22, 2022—February 12, 2023


Long-Sleeved Kimono (Furisode) with Peonies, Tachibana Oranges, and Nets
Formerly owned by a vassal of the Kurume Clan, Edo period, 18th century
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 10, January 2, 2023—March 5, 2023

Suruga-chō from the Series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo"
By Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period, 1856 (Gift of Ms. Mitani Tei)
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 10, January 2, 2023—January 29, 2023


New Year's Celebration Events

Ikebana Flower Arrangements

January 2–January 15, 2023 Main Gate 

by Kurashige Nobu, Ikenobo College

Gifts from TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater

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

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.

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.

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

January 2 and 3: 10:00—15:00


January 2, 2023 (Mon) - January 29, 2023 (Sun)  

Related Exhibition

  1. New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum The Year of the Rabbit
  2. Japanese Archaeology and Special Exhibition (Heiseikan)-Thematic Exhibition Room
    January 2, 2023 (Mon) - January 29, 2023 (Sun)