Outline of Exhibition

Traditional Primroses

The Botanical Garden of Everyday Life has displayed Japanese primroses in the exhibition entitled "Traditional Primroses" since 2002. "Traditional primroses" are a series of primroses cultivated by gardeners who searched for unusual wild flower species and created many varieties of them from the middle of the Edo period. The primroses vary from red to white in their colors and from flat-shaped petals to fist-shaped petals in their shapes. Since the tiered display stand of primroses was donated to the Garden in 2003, the range of display methods has increased. In addition to how to cultivate and enjoy them, the exhibition will focus on wild species and explain them using panels, etc.

Period Apr 19 (Tue), 2011- May 8 (Sun), 2011
Venue Botanical Garden of Everyday Life, National Museum of Japanese History
Admissions

¥100
Groups of 20 or more: ¥50 per person
* Free admission for children junior high school age and younger
* Free admission for high school students every Saturday
* Free admission on April 29 (Thursday, national holiday), Rekihaku's "Midori no Hi" ("Greenery Day".)

Hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no entrance after 3:30 p.m.)
Closed

Apr 25 (Mon)

Sponsor National Museum of Japanese History

Exhibition Lineup

The primroses will be displayed mainly in pots. A pot will have four buds, and two pots for each variety will be displayed in the tiered primrose display stand, around the Azuma-ya, in two greenhouses, and the Yoshizu exhibition hall. The primroses produced in the Edo period will be displayed on the display stand and also in planters.

Tiered primrose display stand

Tiered primrose display stand

Isamijishi

Isamijishi

Shiratama

Shiratama

Fukiagezakura

Fukiagezakura

Momijibashi

Momijibashi

Ginpukurin

Ginpukurin

   

Note: Please note that items in the exhibition are subject to change.