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Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum

博物館でお花見をThanks to the cherry blossom!
Come enjoy the fantastic cherry blossom at Tokyo National Museum in its 140th anniversary year.


In its 140th anniversary year, Tokyo National Museum is showcasing cherry trees in full bloom. “Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum” is an annual event that coincides with the spring opening of the Museum Garden (Saturday, March 10–Sunday, April 15, 2012). There are many artworks featuring cherry blossom on display in the galleries, as well as a host of events including gallery talks, haiku poetry gatherings and concerts.



In the Museum Garden, over ten species of cherry tree blossom one after another. During this period the garden is quietly popular as a “cherry blossom spot for adults”, a place where visitors can escape the bustle of Ueno Park to admire the flowers in peace.

Cherry blossom in a secret garden, together with cherry blossom in ancient and modern masterpieces. Come and enjoy the world’s most exquisite cherry blossom in this storehouse of Japanese art.

 
 

Cherry Blossom in the Galleries    Major Works

errymaking Under Blossom Trees Uchikake Drooping Cherry Tree with Bird
Merrymaking Under Blossom Trees
By Kano Naganobu
Edo period, 17th century
National Treasure
Honkan Room2
March 20 - April 15, 2012
Uchikake (Outer garment) Bamboo curtain and ornamental perfumed sachet design on red figured satin
Edo period, 18th century
Honkan Room10
February 28 - April 22, 2012
Drooping Cherry Tree with Bird
By Utagawa Hiroshige
Edo period, 19th century
Honkan Room10
March 20 - April 15, 2012

 

Stamp Rally

During this period, we are holding a stamp rally based on artworks that feature cherry blossom. Visitors who collect all five stamps will be eligible to receive an original pin-back button.

 

The Top 12 Cherry Blossoms at the Tokyo National Museum

Which cherry blossom strikes you as the most attractive?
Rankings
 

 

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

 

Date
March 20, 2012 (Tue) - April 15, 2012 (Sun)  
Time
9:30 - 17:00 Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays until 18:00, Fridays until 20:00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)


Related Exhibition

  1. National Treasure Gallery: Merrymaking Under Blossom Trees
  2. Honkan-Room 2
    March 20, 2012 (Tue) - April 15, 2012 (Sun)

  3. Ukiyo-e and Fashion in the Edo Period: Ukiyo-e
  4. Honkan-Room 10
    March 20, 2012 (Tue) - April 15, 2012 (Sun)

  5. Finding Cherry Blossom in the Japanese Gallery (Honkan)
  6. Honkan
    March 20, 2012 (Tue) - April 15, 2012 (Sun)

  7. Drinking Vessels
  8. Honkan-Room 14
    March 6, 2012 (Tue) - May 13, 2012 (Sun)


Related Events

  1. Cherry Blossom in Kimono
  2. Honkan-Room 10
    March 21, 2012 (Wed) 15:00 - 15:30

  3. Guide to the National Treasure Merrymaking under Blossom Trees
  4. Honkan-Room 20
    March 21, 2012 (Wed) 14:00 - 14:30

  5. Free English Guided Tours by Volunteers - Highlight tour of Honkan (Japanese Gallery) [March schedule] *3/22, 3/25 = “SAKURA” Special Version
  6. Honkan-2nd floor
    March 22, 2012 (Thu) 13:00 - 13:40

  7. Cherry Blossom Lecture: "Cherry Blossom and Japanese Confectionery: Seasonal Sweets and the History of Kyoto Confectionery"
  8. Heiseikan-Auditorium
    March 24, 2012 (Sat) 13:30 - 15:00

  9. Free English Guided Tours by Volunteers - Highlight tour of Honkan (Japanese Gallery) [March schedule] *3/22, 3/25 = “SAKURA” Special Version
  10. Honkan-2nd floor
    March 25, 2012 (Sun) 13:00 - 13:40

  11. Cherry Blossom in Screen Paintings
  12. Honkan-Room 20
    March 28, 2012 (Wed) 15:00 - 15:30

  13. Guide to the National Treasure Merrymaking under Blossom Trees
  14. Honkan-Room 20
    March 28, 2012 (Wed) 14:00 - 14:30

  15. Cherry Blossom in Ceramic Vessels
  16. Honkan-Room 20
    April 4, 2012 (Wed) 15:00 - 15:30

  17. Guide to the National Treasure Merrymaking under Blossom Trees
  18. Honkan-Room 20
    April 4, 2012 (Wed) 14:00 - 14:30

  19. Cherry Blossom in Sword Fittings
  20. Honkan-Room 5
    April 11, 2012 (Wed) 15:00 - 15:30

  21. Guide to the National Treasure Merrymaking under Blossom Trees
  22. Honkan-Room 20
    April 11, 2012 (Wed) 14:00 - 14:30

  23. Museum Garden Opening (Spring)
  24. The Garden
    March 10, 2012 (Sat) - April 15, 2012 (Sun) 10:00 - 16:00 (Open until 17:00, on Saturday, April 7)

  25. Tokyo National Museum’s 140th Anniversary “Thanks to the Energy of Culture” Campaign
  26. January 2, 2012 (Mon) - March 31, 2013 (Sun)