IKEBANA – An Exploration of Japanese Floral Art 2009.11.23-2010.01.17

Flower arrangement began in Japan as a form of offering to Buddha, then with the introduction of the shoin style of architecture during the Muromachi period (1336 to 1573), it was used to decorate the rooms and the tearoom for the tea ceremony, the various styles being grouped together under the name “ikebana”.
Prologue   The Birth of Ikebana
Chapter 1   The Establishment of Ikebana
Chapter 2   The Age of Opulence
Chapter 3   The Birth of Schools and the Ikebana Explosion
Chapter 4   Receptacles for Flowers
Epilogue   Modern Ikebana and its Spread


Period:  November 23, 2009 – January 17, 2010
Opening Hours:   9:30 -17:30 (until 19:30 on Saturdays, 11:00 -17:30 on January 2 and January 3)
*Last entry :  30 minutes before closing
Closed:  Mondays (except November 23, January 4, January 11) , November 24, December 28 – January 1, and January 5
Venue:  Edo-Tokyo Museum
Address:  1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
Tel:  03-3626-9974
Access:  (Via JR Sobu Line) 3 min walk from the west exit of Ryogoku Station (Edo Tokyo Museum)
(Via Subway Toei Oedo Line) 1 min walk from A4 exit of Ryogoku Station (Edo Tokyo Museum)

Special Exhibition Permanent & Special
Special Exhibition
Advance tickt
Adults 1200yen(960yen) 1440yen(1150yen) 1100yen
(College & Vocational School)
960yen(760yen) 1150yen(920yen) 860yen
(Junior highschool & High school)
Over 65 years old
600yen(480yen) 720yen (570yen) 500yen
(Elementary School)
600yen(480yen) 500yen

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