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New Year's Celebration at Tokyo National Museum: The Year of the Tiger and TNM's 150th Anniversary

  • Image of "Surcoat (Jinbaori) with a Tiger, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mrs. Henry)"

    Surcoat (Jinbaori) with a Tiger, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mrs. Henry)

    New Year's Celebration at Tokyo National Museum: The Year of the Tiger and TNM's 150th Anniversary

    Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Rooms T1 & T2 : January 2, 2022 (Sun) - January 30, 2022 (Sun)

    To celebrate the Museum’s 150th anniversary and the year of the tiger, we’ll be sharing artworks with this ferocious animal.

    Tigers can be found in art throughout Asia. Here we’ll explore how people imagined and depicted them, and what kind of symbolic meaning they had.

 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.
Tiger-Shaped Pillow, Cizhou ware, Jin–Yuan dynasty, 12th–13th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Dragon and Tiger, By Soga Chokuan, Azuchi-Momoyama–Edo period, 17th century
Surcoat (Jinbaori) with a Tiger, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mrs. Henry)
Appendix to a Diplomatic Letter from the Joseon King, Injo of Joseon (1595–1649), Joseon dynasty, 1643 (Important Cultural Property)
Diplomatic Letter from the Joseon King, Injo of Joseon (1595–1649), Joseon dynasty, 1643 (Important Cultural Property)
"Tiger Pelt" from The Museum's Illustrations of Animals, Artist unknown, Edo period–Meiji era, 19th century
Albums of Lacquer Paintings, By Shibata Zeshin, Meiji era, 19th century

 

Pamphlet

New Year's Celebration at Tokyo National Museum: The Year of the Tiger and TNM's 150th Anniversary

The pamphlet is also distributed at the information desk of the Honkan during the thematic exhibition period.
*In Japanese

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