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At the Special exhibition gallery, visitors can enjoy selected exhibits on subjects related to Tokyo’s history and culture, scheduled several times a year.

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20th Anniversary Special Exhibition of the opening of Edo-Tokyo Museum
"Yae no SAKURA Her Life and Legacy" a special exhibition of NHK's annual historical drama for 2013.
Dates:Mar12, 2013 - May6, 2013 (※Calendar )

The "Yae no Sakura" exhibition(March 12- May 6) is a special exhibition of NHK's annual historical drama for 2013 and the Edo-Tokyo Museum's 20th anniversary special. Documents and various items related to the era when Yae Niijima lived will be exhibited. Through scenes of people who rose up after defeat in the Boshin Civil War(1868-69), this exhibition will send a powerful and strong message to the Tohoku region where peopl are making great efforts to recover from the disaster of 2011.
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20th Anniversary Special Exhibition of the opening of Edo-Tokyo Museum
The Flowering of Edo Period Painting:Japanese Masterworks From The Feinberg Collection.
Dates:May21, 2013 - Jul15, 2013 (※Calendar )

Edo Period paintings owned by American collector Robert and Betsy Feinberg will be introduced comprehensively for the first time in Japan. The works include those belonging to the schools of Rinpa, Bunjinga, Maruyama Shijo-ha, Kiso-ha and also ukiyoe.
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20th Anniversary Special Exhibition of the opening of Edo-Tokyo Museum
Flowers in Bloom: The Culture of Gardening in Edo.
Dates:Jul30, 2013 - Sep1, 2013 (※Calendar )

Scottish botanist Robert Fortune witnessed Japan at the end of Edo Period, and what surprised him the most was the the love Japanese people had for flowers. This exhibition will present a large number of documents and historical materials that underline the magnificence of gardening, with the focus on the culture of gardening, which spread through Japan in the Edo Period.
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20th Anniversary Special Exhibition of the opening of Edo-Tokyo Museum
Soul of Meiji Edward Sylvester Morse, his day by day with kindhearted people.
Dates:Sep14, 2013 - Dec8, 2013 (※Calendar )

Edward Morse is well-known for discovering the Omori shell mound. Living in Japan in the Edo and Meiji periods, he collected Japanese folk-craft items and photographs, as he had become inspired by Japan’s landscapes and the Japanese people’s spirit and lifestyle. This exhibition features most of his collected items that are housed in the Peabody Essex Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the United States. They reveal the lives of ordinary Japanese in revolutionary times.
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20th Anniversary Special Exhibition of the opening of Edo-Tokyo Museum
Ukiyo-e: A Journey Through the Floating World.
Dates:Jan2, 2014 - Mar2, 2014 (※Calendar )

The masterpieces of Ukiyo-e, including representative pieces by Sharaku, Hokusai and Hiroshige, will be collected from Japan and all across the world for exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of International Ukiyo-e Society, which transmits the results of research on Ukiyo-e to the world. Around 340 of works on exhibit will cover entire history of Ukiyo-e. The exhibition is somewhat like a school textbook that introduces Okubi-e, Yakusha-e, Kamigata-e and landscapes.
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20th Anniversary Special Exhibition of the opening of Edo-Tokyo Museum
Edo and Kyo 〜The townscape in Asia〜
Dates:Mar18, 2014 - May11, 2014 (※Calendar )

Throughout the Edo Period, Edo and Kyoto were two major cities that accepted and transmitted various information and goods. Edo was the city of the samurai, with numerous residences belonging to daimyo feudal loads as well as a castle, while Kyoto was the city of the court noble, with the lmperial Palace located within its grid-pattern city design. This exhibition considers Edo-Period city development in Japan, focusing on the two cities, and how it compared with city development in other Asian regions.
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