Enjoy Cherry Blossoms @ National Museum PLUS "Miracle World of Edo Eccentrics!"!
dim. 31 mars à 06:00
博物館でお花見を! Sunday March 30th, we'll give our 2019 Ueno Park tour #2 featuring: CHERRY BLOSSOM VIEWING and MORE at TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM! After that, we'll enjoy: "Lineage of Eccentrics: The Miraculous World of Edo Painting", a very special exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tobikan) @}:^) "Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tokyo National Museum" is an annual event that coincides with the Springtime Opening of the Museum Garden. Many artworks featuring cherry blossoms will be on display in the Japanese Gallery (Honkan). https://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_event/index.php?controller=past_dtl&cid=5&id=9509#Exhibition https://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_exhibition/index.php?controller=hall&hid=12 The National Museum Garden will be open, and I will take you there! 10 different species of cherry trees blossom one after another every year. Enjoy strolling among the cherry trees and five vintage teahouses! This "secret" garden, a Japanese National Treasure, features a number of rare, and beautiful old buildings, elegantly inscribed stone monuments, old stone and iron lanterns, plus a wonderful bronze pagoda, some of which were transported from as far away as Kyushu, Kyoto, Osaka and Fukushima for preservation here on the National Museum grounds in a classic garden arranged around a lovely pond, and amazing stones, which you may not see anywhere else! Ducks, turtles, herons, and other special creatures thrive here! It's truly a magical place, so let's explore it together! (Tokyo National Museum with Garden admission is just 620 Yen!) https://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_free_page/index.php?id=121#teien Before visiting the Tokyo National Museum & Gardens, and the fantastic "Edo Eccentrics" exhibit, we'll take an hour to explore areas of Ueno Park not covered on our January 27th tour, including legendary Kaneiji Temple, tombs of the Tokugawa Shoguns, beautiful and amazing Ryo-Daishi temple, and other fascinating places. http://www.guidelocaljapan.com/cities-and-towns/10/06/ryou-daishi-do/ AND, LAST BUT NOT LEAST!! "Lineage of Eccentrics, THE MIRACULOUS WORLD OF EDO PAINTINGS" a very special exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum! https://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/2018_kisounokeifu.html "This exhibition, based on art historian Nobuo Tsuji’s 1970 book, Lineage of Eccentrics, will be the definitive examination of “eccentric paintings” of the Edo period. Appearing in one venue will be major works by eight artists—Iwasa Matabei, Kano Sansetsu, Ito Jakuchu, Soga Shōhaku, Nagasawa Rosetsu, and Utagawa Kuniyoshi, as well as Hakuin Ekaku and Suzuki Kiitsu." "Numerous important cultural properties will be included. By showing the rich allure of Edo painting—a powerfully imaginative world, filled with bizarre imagery—the exhibition will evoke a “lineage of eccentrics” of new aspect, speaking to contemporary sensibilities." Such an AMAZING show, starring the greatest artists & finest of EDO era artworks, may never happen again so please, BE THERE! Tickets: General ¥1,600 /College students ¥1,300/Seniors 65+ ¥1,000
(-200 Yen discounts available online and at ticket shops) After our tour, we can enjoy eating, drinking, and chatting together! If you love flowers, colors, gardens, art, architecture, history or anything to do with Japanese culture, please don't miss this tour! @}:^) PLEASE NOTE: This is a non-smoking meetup. If you smoke, please do so only in designated smoking areas. Comfortable shoes are recommended, and a hat, or folding umbrella may be handy. Your comments and suggestions for future meetups are always welcome! Thanks! Your Meetup organizer, Kerry D. @}:^)