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Family Gallery: Wings and Feathers

  • Image of "Articulated Hawk, By Myōchin Kiyoharu, Edo period, 18th–19th century"

    Articulated Hawk, By Myōchin Kiyoharu, Edo period, 18th–19th century

    Family Gallery: Wings and Feathers

    Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room : April 26, 2022 (Tue) - May 29, 2022 (Sun)

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

    This year's theme is "Wings and Feathers." The first part of the exhibition, "Wings," explores various ways in which wings are depicted in art. Creatures we look at include birds and winged mammals such as bats, as well as winged gods we know from myths. The second part, entitled "Wings, Feathers, and Insect Wings," introduces works featuring eye-catching wings and feathers, objects made of actual bird feathers, and other works depicting the wings of butterflies and other insects.
    The lineup also includes a few rabbit-themed works because rabbits, though without wings or feathers, are counted the same way as birds in Japanese.

 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.
Hawks with a Goose and a Heron, By Kanō Hironobu (1778–1815) Edo period, 18th–19th century
Articulated Hawk, By Myōchin Kiyoharu Edo period, 18th–19th century
Peacocks, By Tanaka Rishichi, Meiji era, 1893

 

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Pamphlet

Family Gallery: Wings and Feathers

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

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Family Gallery: Wings and Feathers Leaflet Image