You can also enjoy cherry blossom viewing at the museum! Time to fill your heart with beautiful Japanese art!

At the Tokyo National Museum, a unique spring event, “Hanami at the Museum,” is being held from March 14 (Tuesday) to April 9 (Sunday), 2023.

“Hanami” with Japanese art works with a “cherry blossom” motif

The Tokyo National Museum’s annual spring event, “Hanami at the Museum,” introduces excellent works of Japanese art with cherry blossom motifs, such as paintings, ceramics, and kimonos, in each exhibition room of the main building.

In the painting, Utagawa Toyokuni’s “Shin-Yoshiwara Cherry Blossom Scenery”, which expresses the cherry blossoms in full bloom and courtesans competing for beauty under the cherry blossoms in full bloom in Nakanomachi, the main street extending from the main gate of Yoshiwara, and a gorgeous dance against the backdrop of the spring landscape. Kano Eigaku’s “Bugaku-zu Byobu”, and Okumura Masanobu’s “Sakura Riding Young People”, which humorously captures young people riding horses under cherry blossoms and women peering at them from a monomi inn. Ukiyo-e and folding screen paintings depicting cherry blossoms will be on display.

Kimonos and handicrafts are also available. A kosode from the Genroku period that expresses a flower wheel using seasonal flowers such as cherry blossoms, chrysanthemums, and peonies, and a fukusa that is embroidered with a peacock called the king of a hundred birds and a cherry tree in full bloom. , and the Nabeshima-yaki dish “Colored Painting Shidarezakura Zara (Weeping cherry tree Dish)” depicting weeping cherry blossoms.

We also recommend taking a stroll through the garden to see the many works of art with cherry blossom motifs. You can enjoy about 10 types of cherry blossoms, including someiyoshino, oshima cherry blossom, and weeping edohigan cherry blossom.


“Hanami at the Museum” (Cherry blossom viewing at the Museum)

【Event Period】 March 14 (Tue) – April 9 (Sun), 2023
【Venue】 Tokyo National Museum
【Address】 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
【Hour】 9:30-17:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
【Closed】 Monday *Open on March 27 (Mon).
【Admission Fee】 1,000 yen for adults, 500 yen for university students
【Official Website】