Outline of Exhibition

Traditional Primroses

The Botanical Garden of Everyday Life has held primrose exhibitions under the title “Traditional Primroses” since 2002.

 “Traditional Primroses” refers to a series of primroses of many varieties that were produced from the unique flowers found in the wild by plantsmen from 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 flat to pincer-shaped. These primroses with their variety of colors and petals will be exhibited along with an innovative display of how primroses were traditionally appreciat ed- the unique, tiered primrose display stand having been donated in 2003 .

This year’s theme is the Cultivation History of the Primrose from the Meiji Period (1868 – 1912) to the Early Showa Period (1926 – 1940’s). Panels are used to illustrate the history of primrose breeding and cultivation in the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods. After the Primrose Society of Japan was established in the Taisho seven era (1918), the number of varieties increased thanks to the contributions of a leading figure in the society, with large-flowered types becoming popular.

Period Apr 12 (Tue), 2022- May 5 (Thu), 2022
Venue Botanical Garden of Everyday Life, National Museum of Japanese History
Admissions ¥100
* Free admission for children junior high school age and younger
* Free admission for high school students every Saturday
Hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no entrance after 4:00 p.m.)
Closed Apr 18 (Mon), 25 (Mon)
* The garden will be open on Monday, May 2.
Sponsor National Museum of Japanese History
Tiered Primrose Display Stand Display in plastic greenhouse
Tiered Primrose Display Stand Display in plastic greenhouse
Tamagawa Komadome Otedama
Tajimabeni Kin'youshu Garyoubai
Seifuumeigetsu Kozakuragenji Yuubae
Ukigumo Shirataki Ariake
Kaden Toagaharamomo Kozakuragasane
Omemie Kazaguruma Sakuranezumi