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  • March 19 - April 7, 2019

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.


Art Museum | MOMAT Collection Date: March 19 - May 26

Near the MOMAT are the Imperial Palace, Chidorigafuchi and Kitanomaru Park, ones of Japan’s most renowned places for cherry blossoms. In the once-a-year cherry blossom season, we feature Kawai Gyokudo’s Parting Spring, a masterpiece depicting cherry blossoms (Important Cultural Property), and Atomi Gyokushi’s Scroll of Cherry Blossoms. Enjoy fascinating Japanese-style paintings showing spectacular flowers.

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.

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Kawai Gyokudo, Parting Spring, 1916, Important Cultural Property

Atomi Gyokushi, Scroll of Cherry Blossoms (detail), 1934

Art Museum | Laugh Off This Hopeless World: Fukuzawa Ichiro Date: March 12 - May 26

Art Museum | Sugiura Hisui: Image Collector Date: February 9 - May 26

Crafts Gallery | Bizen: From Earth and Fire, Exquisite Forms Date: February 22 - May 6

Free admission to the MOMAT Collection on Sunday, April 7!

MOMAT Collection is free on April 7. “Spring Festival Talk Rally,” which is an annual special event, will also be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. English conversations will be available.

Enjoy Meals in the Height of Spring!

A food truck provided by restaurant L’ART ET MIKUNI will sell boxed lunches specially made for cherry blossoms viewing at the museum’s front yard.

Art Museum and Crafts Gallery
March 19– April 7, 2019
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
(Art Museum opens until 8:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays)
*Admission until thirty minutes before closing
Mondays (except March 25, April 1)
*Always open during Spring Festival in the MOMAT


Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2018

Art Museum

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


OPEN today

August 7, 2020 (Fri)

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