Past Events

  • March 25 - April 9, 2017

Spring Festival

in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


The museum is conveniently located for those visiting the Imperial Palace, and a must-see place particularly in spring when cherry blossoms are in full bloom. You can view Japanese paintings acclaimed as masterpieces along with cherry blossoms, thereby enjoying Japan’s graceful spring.




MOMAT Collection Date: February 18 - May 21; 2nd - 4th floors

Kawai Gyokudo, Parting Spring (left screen), 1916, Important Cultural Property
(Exhibit Date : February 18 - April 16)

Tsuchida Bakusen, Maiko in a Garden, 1924
(Exhibit Date : February 18 - April 16)

 The museum’s collection gallery displays 200 works from its collection of more than 13,000 works–mainly masterpieces of modern Japanese art. You can learn of the 20th-century history of Japanese art from works on display with English explanations.

Highlights include masterpieces featuring cherry blossoms, such as Kawai Gyokudo’s Parting Spring, an Important Cultural Property depicting cherry blossoms falling onto the surface of water, and Kikuchi Hobun’s Fine Rain on Mt. Yosino, both to be shown from February 18 to April 16. This is the only season of the year when you can enjoy so many masterpieces!

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The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl: Transmitting a Secret Art Across Generations of the Raku Family Date: March 14 - May 21; 1st floor

Presenting works by founder Chojiro and Hon’ami Koetsu, and celebrated teabowls that Sen no Rikyu favored, this exhibition illustrates art of 450-year tradition of the Raku family. In addition to display, the show offers enjoyable programs including a replica of founder Chojiro’s Mozuyaguro made using the 3D scanning technology that you can pick up yourself.

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Enjoy Meals in the Height of Spring!

During the Festival, the in-house restaurant L’Art et Mikuni opens a terrace café, and offers seasonable special menus.
In addition, Ippodo Tea Company opens a special teahouse that offers Japanese tea and Japanese-style confectionery.



Vegetable Curry (Mikuni)

Special Bento (Mikuni)

Free admission to MOMAT Collection on Sunday, April 2!

MOMAT Collection is Free on the first Sunday of each month!

*The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl: Transmitting a Secret Art Across Generations of the Raku Family requires a paid ticket.


Art Museum
March 25– April 9, 2017

10:00 AM-5:00 PM
(speciail exhibitions open until 8:00 PM on Fridays; MOMAT Collection and Gallery 4 open until 9:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays during the Spring Festival)
*Admission until thirty minutes before closing
Mondays ( except March 20, 27, April 3 and May 1),
and March 21

Art Museum

3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8322


CLOSED today

October 27, 2020 (Tue)