Spring is blooming at Tokyo’s National Museum of Modern Art

Spring themed masterpeices will be exhibited this year at the the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Japan’s first national art museum, to coincide with the internationally recognised cherry blossom festival.

Works will be on display from March 23 to April 8, and include Kawai Gyokudo’s “Parting Spring” depicting cherry blossoms, which is designated as Important Cultural Property, meaning it can only be displayed once a year.

Funada Gyokuju’s “Flowers (Image of Evening),” an accession at the museum, will be exhibited for the first time during the annual event, while at the museum’s Crafts Gallery, there will be a series of ceramics, lacquerware, textile and metal works among other craftworks on display.

The Chidorigafuchi Park boasts one of Japan’s finest cherry blossom viewing spots, and is within easy walking distance from the museum. Plus, during the cherry blossom display, the museum restuarant will be selling special cherry blossom themed lunchboxes.


What: Spring exhibitions & events
Where: National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo
When: March 23 – April 8, 2018
Website: momat.go.jp/english