New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: The Year of the Boar

"New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum: The Year of the Boar"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Rooms T1 & T2  January 2, 2019 (Wed) - January 27, 2019 (Sun)

  
Wild Boar, By Ishikawa Komei, Dated 1912 (Gift of the artist)

The character for "boar" in Japan means "pig" in China and Korea for pigs are domesticated boars. Boars―fearless animals that produce many offspring―are symbolic of strength and abundant harvests. We hope 2019 to be an energetic and fulfilling year for everyone.

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