Museum Hopping 21: Afternoon of art in Ueno

For this meetup, we will spend an afternoon in Ueno to check out two exhibitions which are distinctive different in theme.

The first one we will see is an exhibition of Shinto art and artifact called "Sacred Treasures from Shinto Shrines."

"This exhibition, on the occasion of the 62nd grand relocation of the Ise Jingu shrine, [is] held with the full cooperation of Jinja Honcho (Association of Shinto Shrines) and shrines across Japan, presenting a rare opportunity for a comprehensive view of treasures and cultural heritage related to Shinto shrines and deities." (from the website of the Tokyo National Museum)

The second one we will see is an exhibition of Leonard Da Vinci, which features his painting called "Portrait of Musician" and a compilation of his memos and drawings called"Codex Atlantics." The codex includes "sketches that indicate his interest in flying, draft proposals for military facilities, drawing of ancient sculptures in the Vatican, a letter to his father and a listing of his bibliotheca." (from the website of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)  This is not an extensive art exhibition of Leonard Da Vinci, but it should be interesting to those who want to learn more about mind of the Renaissance man and his legacy.

In between the two exhibitions, we will also check a small show at the Tokyo National Museum called "Artifacts related to Christianity: Jesuit Missionaries and Belief under Prohibition."  This exhibition showcases artifacts associated with Kakure Kirisitan (Hidden Christians who were oppressed by the Tokugawa shogunate).

 

First Stop: Tokyo National Museum (Access Info)
Exhibition to see: Sacred Treasures from Shinto Shrines
Meeting Spot:
the Park Exit of JR Ueno Station
Meeting Time: 14:00 (2:00PM)
Museum Admission Fee:¥1,500
Official Site of the exhibition
Information about the exhibition on the Museum's website

Information about "Artifacts related to Christianity: Jesuit Missionaries and Belief under Prohibition"

Second Stop: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Access Info)
Exhibition to see: LEONARD DA VINCH: Biblioteca e Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.Leonardo e la sua cerchia
Meeting Spot: around the ticket booth of the museum
Meeting Time: 17:00 (5:00PM)
Museum Admission Fee: ¥1,500
Official Site of the exhibition (Japanese)
Description of the exhibition on the Museum's website (Go to Upcoming Exhibition Section on the page)

You do not need to see both exhibitions to participate in this event.  If you prefer, you can check out just one exhibition.  If you choose to do so, please let me know in advance.

Chat session after the show
We will have a chat session during the break between the first and second show.



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  • Asuka

    It was such a great Meetup! Thank you Tatsuya-san for organizing this event! I had a great time!! See you everyone sometimes in a future meetup!

    May 4, 2013

  • Rose

    Thank you everyone! I had a great time ^^ till my next trip to Tokyo or if you come to Singapore come to my museum~ keep in touch, I'm Rosedini Abdul Rahim on Facebook~ ^^* argh forgot to take a group photo!!!!

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I suddenly don't feel well.. I am sorry but I have to go back.. Hontou ni gomennasai. :(

    May 3, 2013

    • Tatsuya

      No problem. Enjoy the rest of the golden week.

      May 3, 2013

  • Rose

    Thank you Tatsuya for fetching me~

    May 3, 2013

    • Tatsuya

      It was nice to meeting you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation

      May 3, 2013

  • Melisa Y.

    Sorry, I have been only 3 weeks in Tokyo, so I got lost :(
    I arrived to Ueno Station at 13:45 from the subway, and I was completely lost. I couldn't find the JR park exit until 14:15.... (Who knew it was upstairs across the bridge and right!) so I guess I sort of missed the first meeting. Nevertheless, I went to the exhibitions by myself in hope to find you there, but no luck. The exhibition was amazing, and I got to see a painting of Kuroda Seiki again in the next building. But I am a little sad and disappointed in myself about this. Would it be possible to get the phone number of somebody next time? I see that some people commented here, but unfortunately my phone doesn't have i-net.

    May 3, 2013

    • Rose

      Sorry you were lost, I understand completely~ I was lucky to have 3G and Tatsuya came to get me. I hope you had a nice day nonetheless~ ^^*

      May 3, 2013

    • Tatsuya

      Melisa, Sorry that you got lost, but it is nice to hear that you enjoyed the exhibition. Next time you sign up to our event, I will provide you my phone number.

      May 3, 2013

  • hiromi u.

    We are in the restaurant"IVORY"

    May 3, 2013

  • Tatsuya

    Let's change the meeting time after the Shinto Show from 3:30 to 4:00.

    May 3, 2013

  • hiromi u.

    On the second floor

    May 3, 2013

  • Tatsuya

    I am at Heiseikan. Where are you guys?

    May 3, 2013

  • Rose

    I'm at shinobazu gate of JR ~

    May 3, 2013

    • Tatsuya

      I am at the cental ticket gate. Can you come here.

      May 3, 2013

    • Rose

      Ok on my way

      May 3, 2013

  • Kazumi

    I'm at the outside of the ticket gate. Tetsuya-san, where r u?

    May 3, 2013

  • Asuka

    I'm at koen guchi of Ueno JR. How can we find each other?

    May 3, 2013

  • Rose

    Gosh, I'm here and I'm hoping that I am waiting at the right place~

    May 3, 2013

  • Judy

    I would like to meet at the chat session between the first and second show and attend the second show with you. What time and can I reach you by phone when you decide the location? Thank you!
    Judy

    May 2, 2013

    • Tatsuya

      Yes. So, we will see you at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum after the chat session.

      May 2, 2013

    • Tatsuya

      Judy, After all, you are not coming to the met up. What was our discussion above all about?

      May 3, 2013

  • shiho

    Sorry for a last minute change.. I will attend the first one instead and stay probably till the chat session. I might come in late for 2 pm meetup. I will inform Tatsuya-san if I'm late. I look forward to meeting all tomorrow.

    May 2, 2013

  • Asuka

    Sorry for the last minute change. My friend can not make it for tomorrow. I will attend by myself!

    May 2, 2013

  • Melisa Y.

    Hello. I really look forward to this meeting. However, I can only make it to the first meeting at 14:00. Hope this is okay?

    May 2, 2013

  • Rose

    First time in Japan and I'm really liking it here! Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow~ here's hoping I won't get lost...

    May 2, 2013

  • Daniel W.

    That sounds like fun. 'wish I could make it. Have fun you all.

    April 26, 2013

  • Asuka

    Looking forward to meeting all of you!

    April 26, 2013

  • shiho

    I will join the 2nd one only.

    April 26, 2013

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