Family Gallery: So Many Roosters and Birds in One Place!

"Family Gallery: So Many Roosters and Birds in One Place!"

Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room  April 25, 2017 (Tue) - June 4, 2017 (Sun)

  
Pheasants, Detail in overglaze enamel, By Kiyomizu Rokubei V, Showa era, 20th century (Gift of The Second Bureau of Demobilization)

This thematic exhibition on the pheasant family of birds is organized jointly by three institutions in Ueno Park: Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Nature and Science, and the Ueno Zoological Gardens. Images of the pheasant family of birds – peacocks in particular – were introduced to Japan from India. Moreover, Chinese phoenixes, which are imaginary creatures, are thought to have been created based on these kind of birds. We invite you to experience some unusual “bird watching” in our gallery.
 

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