Outline of Exhibition

Traditional Primroses
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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 that 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 pincer-shaped. While exhibiting such primroses with a variety of colors and petals, the traditional appreciation method will also be reproduced in the primrose flower bed donated in 2003, which is an innovative exhibition method. The double-flowered varieties that were produced in recent years and collected in 2007, the wild species collected in 2010, and the new flowers to be collected in 2014 will also be exhibited. Panels in the exhibition will explain how workers can enjoy cultivating primroses even with limited time available.

Period Apr 15 (Tue), 2014- May 6 (Tue), 2014
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 (Tuesday, 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 21 (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.

In addition, corners for the double-flowered varieties that were produced in recent years, the wild species, and the new flowers to be collected in 2014 will be set up for display. There will also be a display in planters, etc. around the Azuma-ya. To advertise the Botanical Garden of Everyday Life, primroses in planters will be displayed in front of the Museum entrance. Panels in the exhibition will explain how workers can enjoy cultivating primroses even with limited time available.

Exhibition Scenes

Display in plastic greenhouse

Display in plastic greenhouse

Primrose flower bed

Primrose flower bed

Garden Species

Hikaru Genji

Hikaru Genji

Janomegasa

Janomegasa

Nankinkozakura

Nankinkozakura

Rashomon

Rashomon

Double-flowered

A la carte

A la carte

Isobotan

Isobotan

Wild Species

Nishikigahara

Nishikigahara

Suwakoben

Suwakoben

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