Feature Exhibition; Boars Galore: Celebrating the Year of the Wild Boar

General Information

Exhibition Title Feature Exhibition
Boars Galore: Celebrating the Year of the Wild Boar
Period December 18, 2018-January 27, 2019
Venue Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries), Gallery 1F-5
Transportation JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus / Map
Closed - Monday
*When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be opened on Monday and closed on Tuesday.

- Tue. December 25, 2018 to Tue. January 1, 2019
- Tue. January 15, 2019
Museum Hours Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Friday, Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Entrance until 7:30 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

This is the fourth annual exhibition highlighting the animals of the Chinese zodiac. What is known as in China and elsewhere as the "Year of the Pig" is celebrated in Japan as the Year of the Wild Boar. This is, in fact, the first time in the museum's history that it features images of wild boars (inoshishi) in art. Soon after the museum's inception, between 1901 and 1910, it held similar annual exhibitions highlighting each of the twelve zodiac animals; however, the Year of the Boar did not fall during that ten-year span.
Come welcome in the New Year with outstanding artistic representations of this powerful yet charming creature.

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