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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)

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

Happy New Year! 2019 is the Year of the Boar.

With the boar being the twelfth and the last animal sign of the Chinese zodiac, the zodiac, which begins with the rat, will complete its prescribed cycle this year.

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.

 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.
Wild Boar, By Ishikawa Komei, Dated 1912 (Gift of the artist)
Haniwa (Terracotta tomb object), Boar, Excavated at Tenjin'yama, Sakai Kamitakeshi, Isesaki-shi, Gunma, Kofun period, 6th century (Important Cultural Property)
Kowakizashi Style Sword Mounting Phoenix design in maki-e lacquer on ikakeji lacquer ground, Metal fittings by Ichijo, Edo period, 19th century
Boar Asleep Among Bush Clover, By Mochizuki Gyokusen, Edo period-Meiji era, 19th century

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January 2, 2019 (Wed) - January 27, 2019 (Sun)   9:30 - 17:00  
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