Open from January 2 !
Celebrating the New Year 2013, the Tokyo National Museum will open from January 2. The New Year exhibition will feature the year's zodiac sign Snake, and the museum will host various family events.
At Honkan (Japanese Gallery), there will be a Feature Exhibition of the New Year - Snakes and Serpents from January 2, 2013.
Family events will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of January, including Shishimai dance performances, Taiko (Japanese drum) performances, and Daikagura of Edo Traditional vaudeville entertainment.
Visit the Tokyo National Museum and experience the Japanese New Year's celebration!
|January 2||9:45||Outdoor In front of the Toyokan|
|Taiko - Japanese drumming performance||Shishimai - Lion-dance performance||Ikebana|
|Deities in Asia -Dancing Performance of celebration and welcome||
Daikagura of Edo - Traditional vaudeville entertainment
|January 2||10:10||Main Gate-In front of The Toyokan||Deities in Asia -Dancing Performance of celebration and welcome|
|10:30||Main Gate-Entrance area||Taiko - Japanese drumming performance|
|10:15||Main Gate-In front of The Honkan||Daikagura of Edo - Traditional vaudeville entertainment|
|12:00||Main Gate-In front of The Honkan||Shishimai - Lion-dance performance|
|12:40||Main Gate-In front of The Honkan||Deities in Asia -Dancing Performance of celebration and welcome|
|13:15||Main Gate-Entrance area||Taiko - Japanese drumming performance|
|14:00||Main Gate-In front of The Honkan||Daikagura of Edo - Traditional vaudeville entertainment|
|14:45||Main Gate||Shishimai - Lion-dance performance|
|January 3||10:30||Main Gate-Entrance area||Taiko - Japanese drumming performance|
|11:15||Heiseikan Lounge||Mini Concert|
|12:00||In front of Honkan||Shishimai - Lion-dance performance|
|13:00||Entrance area||Taiko - Japanese drumming performance|
|13:45||Heiseikan Lounge||Mini Concert|
|14:30||In front of Honkan||Shishimai - Lion-dance performance|
|January 2 - January 14||Premises-Main gate, Honkan||Ikebana Flower Arrangements|
|January 2 and January 3||11:00 - 16:00||Room 20, Honkan|
Features selected masterpieces from our collection to celebrate the new year.
Pine Trees, By Hasegawa Tohaku, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century (National Treasure)
In the Chinese zodiac, 2013 is the Year of the Snake. This exhibition features selected artworks and objects from the museum collection on the theme of snakes.
Snake, Jizai articulated figure, By Muneyoshi, Showa era, 20th century
|New-year Gifts from the Museum Shop
||January 2 and January 3||Receive a raffle draw with purchases of 2,000 yen and over|
|January 2 - January 6
||New Year Sale
|January 2 and January 3
||New-year gifts presented
New-year Service from Restaurant
|January 2 and January 3
||Fruit jelly service for the first 150 visitors of Hotel Okura Yurinoki
Himalayan rock salt halite for the first 150 visitors of Garden Terrace
|Event in collaboration with Kan’eiji Temple
||January 2 and January 3
10:00 - 15:00
|Special opening of the Konpon-chudo Hall of Kan’eiji
Features oil-painted portraits of the Tokugawa shoguns