Cherishing Flowers, Yearning for the Moon: Nature and Beauty in Japan

The Nezu Museum

poster for Cherishing Flowers, Yearning for the Moon: Nature and Beauty in Japan

Ends in 18 days

* The Nezu Museum is temporarily closed from August 1 to 8.
The people of Japan have long felt close to nature and have keenly sensed the changing seasons. Bird song and insect cries signaling a season’s arrival, cherry blossoms scattered by the wind and maple leaves turning color, the moon waxing and waning: beauty is discovered in the changing seasons. That careful attention is sensitively conveyed in many waka poems and works of art that depict the flora and natural scenes specific to each season. This exhibition is composed of paintings and craft works whose motifs are taken from nature—the moon, the seasonal flora—as well as detached segments of calligraphy recording waka on those subjects. It offers an opportunity to sense Japan’s seasons and natural world through familiar objects.



from July 22, 2021 to August 22, 2021
Open on August 9. By appointment only.

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Adults ¥1300, University and High School Students ¥1000, Junior High School Students and Under free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.


Address: 6-5-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Phone: 03-3400-2536 Fax: 03-3400-2436

8 minute walk from exit A5 at Omotesando Station on the Ginza, Hanzomon and Chiyoda lines.

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