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 tiered primrose display stand donated in 2003, which is an innovative exhibition method.

Under the theme of “Primrose Rescue --- Protecting traditional primroses,” this time, the actual situation of the reduction of garden varieties that have continued since the Edo period will be described while the action necessary for preserving the varieties will be explained with panels.

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 2015 will also be exhibited.
Period Apr 14 (Tue), 2015- May 6 (Wed), 2015
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
* In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Botanical Garden of Everyday Life, the admission is free on April 29 (Wed / holiday) to May 6 (Wed).
Hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no entrance after 4:00 p.m.)
Closed Apr 20 (Mon), 27 (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.
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 2015 will be set up for display. There will also be a display in planters, etc. around the Azuma-ya.

Primroses in planters will also be displayed in front of the Museum entrance.

The panels in the Azuma-ya will explain the reduction of garden varieties of primroses due to the mix-up of varieties and warming temperatures, and the action necessary for preserving varieties.

Exhibition Scenes

Display in plastic greenhouse

Display in plastic greenhouse

Tiered Primrose Display Stand

Tiered Primrose Display Stand

Garden Species

Shishigashira

Shishigashira

 Komadome

Komadome

Janomegasa

Janomegasa

Hikaru Genji

Hikaru Genji

Hokutosei

Hokutosei

Ochibagoromo

Ochibagoromo

Double-flowered

Harmony

Harmony

Hamachikage

Hamachikage

Wild Species

Chichibu-beni

Chichibu-beni

Yatsugatake-shiro

Yatsugatake-shiro

Collection in 2013

Otedama

Otedama

Kaden

Kaden

Collection in 2014

Itanko

Itanko

Kiminohohoemi

Kiminohohoemi