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Enjoy the excitement of the New Year at the Tokyo National Museum!

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2022.01.13 (Thu)

By Charlotte, long-term Tokyo resident & history-loving traveler

The exuberant New Year's celebrations in Japan are settling down, and everyday life has returned to most places. However, the Tokyo National Museum, located in Taito City, is still holding the "Thematic Exhibition New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum" event, and is a great place to continue enjoying the festive mood of the New Year. Today, I would like to introduce you to this event.

The "Thematic Exhibition New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum" event is held every year at the Tokyo National Museum during the New Year's season, and this year marks the 19th time it has been held since its inception. This year's event will be held from January 2 (Sunday) to January 30 (Sunday). The event features domestic and international artworks based on the motif of the tiger, which is this year's Japanese zodiac sign, as well as a limited time exhibition of National Treasures that fit the atmosphere of the New Year. Beautiful New Year's decorations made by the head of the Shinsei School of Ikebana (the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement) are also on display. A worksheet with a quiz about the exhibited works can be downloaded from the website, making this event enjoyable for both adults and children.

The Tokyo National Museum can be reached by getting off at the JR Ueno Station and walking for about 10 minutes. Currently, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, using an online advance reservation system is recommended for admission to the museum. To learn more about this event, see here!
https://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_event/index.php?controller=dtl&cid=5&id=10631&lang=en

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