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Celebrating the New Year with Dogs in History and Art

Celebrating the New Year with Dogs in History and Art / Honkan Room T1 & T2   January 2, 2018 (Tue) - January 28, 2018 (Sun)

  
Morning Glories and Puppies (detail), By Maruyama Okyo, Edo period, dated 1784

2018 is the year of "man's best friend" ? the dog. Canines are the earliest domesticated animals and have influenced the cultures of different ethnic groups throughout the world.

This exhibition will explore the relationship between dogs and humans through artworks displayed under two themes. The first, "Dogs in Different Shapes," will take a close look at the forms of canines, from adorable puppies beloved by the Japanese to what were considered unusual foreign breeds.

The second, "Dogs and People," will explore the cultural significance of relationships between dogs and humans throughout history.

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Morning Glories and Puppies, By Maruyama Okyo, Edo period, dated 1784
Western Dogs, By Sakai Hoitsu, Edo period, dated 1814 (Lent by Sojiji temple, Tokyo)
Landscape, Attributed to Xia Gui, Southern Song Dynasty-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century
One Hundred Famous Places of Edo: Ushimachi at Takanawa, By Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period, dated 1857
Mother and Child Playing with a Dog, By Suzuki Harunobu, Edo period, 18th century

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Honkan Room T1  January 12, 2018 (Fri)   18:30 - 19:00   RESERVE_DAY
January 2, 2018 (Tue) - January 28, 2018 (Sun)   9:30~17:00 
*The museum will be open until 21:00 on Friday and Saturday. Last entrance 30 minutes before closing.