• Past Exhibitions

    前田家伝来 御所人形展

    Rotating Exhibitions
    Gosho Dolls Preserved by the Maeda Family

    Apr 18 - June 24, 2019

    A display of 200 gosho dolls, including dolls wearing costumes with the Maeda family crest, the Tokugawa family crest and the Nabeshima family crest.
    Various dolls such as dolls wearing Chinese costumes and crawling dolls, which have been cherished by members of the Maeda family who wished for their children to grow up in peace.
    Gosho dolls are considered to be the most well finished traditional Japanese dolls. Those that have been preserved by the Maeda family have a long and distinguished history that goes back many generations.

    前田家伝来 雛人形展

    Special Exhibitions
    Hina Dolls and Hina Doll Implements Preserved by the Maeda Family

    Feb 7 - Apr 15, 2019

    Display of "Jirozaemon bina" and "Yusoku bina" dolls as well as hina doll implements such as gorgeous lacquerware with the Maeda Family crests and Nabeshima family crests.
    The "Jirozaemon bina" (round-faced hina dolls), the oldest in the Seison-kaku collection, have been preserved over many generations from the time of the fifth lord's wife. "Yusoku bina" are dolls dressed in costumes that perfectly reflect the elegant yet simple style of special clothing worn by courtiers.


    Rotating Exhibitions
    Winter costumes worn by wives of the Maeda family

    Nov 29, 2018 - Feb 4, 2019

    Themed Exhibition
    Maeda lords who as the marquis, and their family

    Sep 27 - Nov 26, 2018

    In 1869 the old shogunate government return the land and people from the feudal lords to the emperor. By that, principals had been changed job position.
    In addition, Toshitsugu Maeda was appointed as a marquis in the enactment of 1884.
    The generations of Marquis Maeda's appearances, We will introduce in portraits, photographs, formalwears, and so on.


    Rotating Exhibitions
    Summer Costumes worn by Wives of the Maeda Family

    June 28 - Sep 24, 2018

    Takako, a daughter of the Takatsukasa family, married into the Maeda family as the wife of the 12th lord. Yohime, the wife the 13th lord, married into the Maeda family from the dominant Tokugawa family.
    The other wives came from other parts of Japan such as Kishu, Aizu and Owari. The exhibition features unlined summer kimono that are embroidered and dyed, summer costumes made of thin silk, some unique furniture with the family crest and high-quality stationery used for calligraphy.