Come enjoy the fantastic cherry blossom at Tokyo National Museum!
“Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum” is an annual event that coincides with the spring opening of the Museum Garden (Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, April 14, 2013). 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.
|Merrymaking Under Blossom Trees (detail)
By Kano Naganobu
Edo period, 17th century
Honkan Room 2
March 19 - April 14, 2013
|Set of Five Dishes, Cherry tree design in overglaze enamel
Edo period, 18th century
Honkan Room 8
March 26 - June 23, 2013
|Furisode (Garment with long hanging sleeves) Cherry blossom and stream design on red chirimen crepe ground
Formerly used by Bando Mitsue
Edo period, 19th century
Gift of Ms. Takagi Kiyo
Honkan Room 9
February 26 - April 21, 2013
Finding Cherry Blossom in the Japanese Gallery (Honkan)
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.