Outline of Exhibition

Traditional Primroses

The Botanical Garden of Everyday Life has held primrose exhibitions under the title “Traditional Primroses” since 2002. “Traditional Primroses” refer to a series of primroses of many varieties which were produced from the unique flowers found in the wild species by plantsmen after the middle of the Edo Period. The colors of the flowers vary from red to white, and the shapes of the petals also vary from a flat shape to a pincer-shaped. Because the primroses have such a variety of colors and petals, about 300 varieties of primroses, including the double-flowered varieties that were produced in recent years and the wild species, will be exhibited. The traditional appreciation method will also be reproduced in the primrose flower bed donated in 2003. In addition, how to grow and enjoy them will be explained with panels.

Period Apr 17 (Tue), 2012- May 6 (Sun), 2012
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 (Sunday, national holiday), Rekihaku's "Midori no Hi" ("Greenery Day".)

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

Apr 23 (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

Ekiro no suzu

Ekiro no suzu

Murasakikagari

Murasakikagari

Shiragajishi

Shiragajishi

Hamachikage

Hamachikage

Sakenoya

Sakenoya

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