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Finding Cherry Blossom in the Japanese Gallery (Honkan)

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

  
Merrymaking Under Blossom Trees(detail), By Kano Naganobu, Edo period, 17th century (National Treasure)

To coincide with the spring opening of the Museum Garden (Saturday, March 10–Sunday, April 15, 2012), many artworks featuring cherry blossom are on display in each room of the Honkan. Come and enjoy the various expressions of cherry blossom depicted in ancient and modern masterpieces.

During the period of “Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum” (Tuesday, March 20–Sunday, April 15, 2012), we are holding a cherry-blossom stamp rally. If visitors collect the stamps at 5 points within the Honkan galleries, they will be eligible to receive an original pin-back button.

Room 2: National Treasure Gallery

Merrymaking Under Blossom Trees

Merrymaking Under Blossom Trees
By Kano Naganobu
Edo period, 17th century
National Treasure
March 20 - April 15, 2012

 

 

 

 

Room 5: Attire of the Military Elite: Heian - Edo period

Aikuchi Style Sword Mounting Cherry tree design on silver groundAikuchi Style Sword Mounting Cherry tree design on silver ground
By Goto Ichijo
Edo period, 19th century
February 14 - May 6, 2012
 

 

 

 

Room 7: Folding Screens and Sliding Door Paintings: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period 

Cherry Trees and Kerria PlantsCherry Trees and Kerria Plants
Attributed to Tawaraya Sotatsu (dates unknown)  
Edo period, 17th century
Gift of Mr. Tazawa Fusataro
March 27, - May 6, 2012

 

 

 
 

Room 8: The Arts of Daily Life: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period

Kosode (Garment with small wrist openings) Flowering plantKosode (Garment with small wrist openings) Flowering plant, waterfall and carp design on divided purple and pale blue crepe
Edo period, 19th century
Gift of Mrs. Henry
February 28 - April 22, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sake Ewer

Sake Ewer, in the Shape of a Gourd
By Funada Ikkin
Edo period, dated 1843
March 20 - June 24, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 Picnic Set Hollyhock crest design in maki-e lacquerPicnic Set Hollyhock crest design in maki-e lacquer
Edo period, 19th century
March 27 - June 24, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 


Room 8: Developments in Painting and Calligraphy: Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period

Cherry-blossom ViewersCherry-blossom Viewers
By Sumiyoshi Gukei
Edo period, 17th century
Gift of Mr. Nishiwaki Kenji
March 27 - May 6, 2012

 

 

 

 

 PoemPoem
By Sakuma Shozan
Edo period, 19th century
Gift of Mr. Aizu Hideo
March 27 - May 6, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room 10: Ukiyo-e and Fashion in the Edo Period: Fashion

Uchikake

Uchikake (Outer garment) Bamboo curtain and ornamental perfumed sachet design on red figured satin
Edo period, 18th century
February 28 - April 22, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Ukiyo-e in Room 10 Feature Cherry Blossom

Room 10: Ukiyo-e and Fashion in the Edo Period: Ukiyo-e
March 20 - April 15, 2012
All 30 prints in this room include depictions of cherry blossom, from Hiroshige’s famous places with cherry blossom, to portrayals of beautiful women by Harunobu and Kiyonaga, as well as masterpieces of cherry blossom and birds by Hokusai.
 

 Cherry Blossom with Hawk  Drooping Cherry Tree with Bird  One Hundred Famous Places of Edo  Twelve Months of the Shinagawa Pleasure Quarters: April
Cherry Blossom with Hawk
By Katsushika Hokusai
Edo period, 19th century
Drooping Cherry Tree with Bird
By Utagawa Hiroshige
Edo period, 19th century
One Hundred Famous Places of Edo: Suijin Shrine and Massaki by the Sumida River
By Utagawa Hiroshige
Edo period, dated 1856
Twelve Months of the Shinagawa Pleasure Quarters: April
By Torii Kiyonaga
Edo period, 18th century
Important Art Object

 

Room 13: Japanese Swords

Sword Guard, Cherry blossom and phoenix design

Sword Guard, Cherry blossom and phoenix design
By Tsukada Shukyo
Meiji period, dated 1870
February 21 - May 13, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room 13: Ceramics

Bowl, Cherry tree design in overglaze enamel and openwork

Bowl, Cherry tree design in overglaze enamel and openwork
By Nin'ami Dohachi
Edo period, 19th century
February 14 - May 6, 2012

 

 

 

 

   

Set of Five Dishes, Cherry tree design in overglaze enamel

 

 Set of Five Dishes, Cherry tree design in overglaze enamel
Nabeshima ware
Edo period, 18th century
February 14 - May 6, 2012

 

 

 




Room 14: Thematic Exhibition

Drinking Vessels
March 6  - May 13, 2012

Gourd-shaped Sake Bottles    Sake Cup
Gourd-shaped Sake Bottles, With overglaze enamel decoration
Imari ware, Shonzui-de type
Edo period, 17th century
  Sake Cup, With yellow glaze
Karatsu ware
Edo period, 17th century
Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige

 

Related Events

January 2, 2012 (Mon) - March 31, 2013 (Sun)
<Other Events>   Museum Garden Opening (Spring)
The Garden   March 10, 2012 (Sat) - April 15, 2012 (Sun)   10:00 - 16:00 (Open until 17:00, on Saturday, April 7)  
March 20, 2012 (Tue) - April 15, 2012 (Sun)   9:30 - 17:00 Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays until 18:00, Fridays until 20:00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)