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Family Gallery: How Animals Move

Family Gallery: How Animals Move / Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room   May 11, 2021 (Tue) - June 27, 2021 (Sun)

 Image of "Raccoon Dog (detail)By Ninnami Dōhachi; Sangama ware, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Ogura Yasuyuki)" 
Raccoon Dog (detail)
By Ninnami Dōhachi; Sangama ware, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Ogura Yasuyuki)

Every year at the Tokyo National Museum, an animal-themed exhibition is held in collaboration with Ueno Zoo and the National Museum of Nature and Science.

This year’s theme is "How Animals Move." The first part of the exhibition contains works that dynamically capture the different ways animals move—creeping, sprinting, flying, leaping, and more. It also includes works in which the lively movements of animals are enhanced by the ways their surroundings are depicted. The second part shows works featuring animals we know from myths and folktales that behave like us.

See what kinds of moving animals you can find!

 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.
Articulated Hawk, By Myōchin Kiyoharu, Edo period, 18th–19th century
Raccoon Dog, By Ninnami Dōhachi; Sangama ware, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Ogura Yasuyuki)
Sword Guard, By Tomotsune, Edo period, 18th century
The Goddess Sakhmet, Egypt, Late period–start of Ptolemaic period, ca. 7th–3rd century BC (Gift of Mr. Momose Osamu and Mrs. Momose Fumiko)
The Twelve Zodiac Animals as Clowns, Artist unknown, 1868
The Folktale Hero Momotarō, By Katsukawa Shunshō, Edo period, 18th century

Pamphlet

Family Gallery: How Animals Move
Family Gallery: How Animals Move


This pamphlet is also available at the information desk in the Heiseikan during the thematic exhibition period.

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