Feature Exhibition; Early Birds: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster
December 13, 2016 - January 15, 2017

General Information

Exhibition Title Feature Exhibition; Early Birds: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster
Period December 13, 2016 - January 15, 2017
Venue Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries), Galleries 2F-1, 2
Transportation JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus / Map
Closed Closed on Monday
*When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be opened on Monday and closed on Tuesday.
Dec. 26, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017.
Museum Hours 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Admission Adult 520 yen (410 yen)
Univ. Student 260 yen (210 yen)
(Fees in parentheses are for groups of 20+)
*Admission is free for youths of high school age and below.

Images from the Exhibit

2017 is the Year of the Rooster according to the twelve-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The rooster, which signals the break of day, has traditionally been associated with the sun, believed to chase away darkness and evil with its crowing. But roosters and chickens are only some of the many, varied representations of avian creatures featured in this exhibition. The theme of “birds and flowers” is in fact one of the most popular subject matters in East Asian art. Start the 2017 New Year off right by “catching the worm” with an early visit to the Kyoto National Museum, and surround yourself with the exquisite and diverse images of birds in Japanese and East Asian art.

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