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"We read articles of congratulating words and untie" Museum of the Imperial Collections 75th exhibition

From Saturday, January 7, 2017 to Sunday, March 12
           The first half year: From Saturday, January 7 to Sunday, February 5
           The latter period: From Saturday, February 11 to Sunday, March 12
Place Museum of the Imperial Collections
Closed days
Every week month, Friday, display spare no period
But we are opened on Monday (holiday) on January 9 and are closed on Tuesday, January 10.
Opening time From Saturday, January 7 to Tuesday, February 28
    From 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (as for the admission until 3:30 p.m.)
From Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 12
    From 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (as for the admission until 4:00 p.m.)
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Event contents


"We read and untie articles of congratulating words"

 On auspicious event of the Imperial Family, many artworks including hanging scroll and ornament of jin comb which we enjoyed as article of celebration from various quarters is given, and, the Meiji period later, part is succeeded now in this hotel. By book exhibition, it was expressed how by sense of the times when the subject of traditional lucky sign shown in these articles is new or we pay attention to the molding beauty and introduce.

 Call crane and tortoise, combination of pine in that with Horai design, Horai figure and is the subject that is indispensable to article of wedding. This developed from pattern about Isle of Eternal Youth that was place where perpetual youth and longevity came true in ancient Chinese legendary hermit with miraculous power thought originally. We see attempt of painters including Taikan Yokoyama painters of modern times interpret, and how they drew traditional Isle of Eternal Youth figure.

 In addition, as expression only by modern times,Front area of a Shinto shrine figureThere is (shatouzu). It is old and catches the precincts of Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine as bird's-eye view and it is to give glory to this close, and substitute of prayer and thing which did are figures of front area of a Shinto shrine, but they are tied to famous place picture about famous place and develop newly. With work of the Taisho era period, we cut scenery of the precincts to screen, and we described as happy scenery, and the scenery was expressed by vase and embroidery screen.

 In addition, animals such as deer or pigeon, crow considered to be errand of God introduce expressed articles, ornament of the God of Longevity and bracket fungus of the genus Fomes which are long-lived symbol, figure of Takasago.

 Please enjoy the molding while reading, and untying health and longevity, meaning of various congratulating words including couple love put to these articles.



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