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《2016 Exhibition Schedule》




Special opening
 Apr. 1 (Fri) to Nov. 29 (Tue) 2016
Places of national scenic beauty "Hikaku-tei" garden,
"Seika-ken" tea ceremony house and "Seika-shoin"

Seison-kaku, a national important cultural property, presents the elegant culture of the wives of the Maeda lords of the Kaga clan, which features colorful, artistic designs of flowers and birds. "Hikaku-tei" garden, "Seika-ken" tea ceremony house and "Seika-shoin", which are not normally open in the public, are open only during the above limited period. Special exhibitions are scheduled according to the season. Please enjoy the culture of the Maeda family of the Kaga clan, as well as the unique architectural style and tasteful interior design of Seison-kaku.

Open: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed every Wednesday
(When Wednesday is a holiday, it is closed the following day)
Special open period:
Apr. 1 to Nov. 29 (reservation required)
Closed during Golden Week (1st week of May)
and Obon holidays (mid August)
Admission:
Adult: 700yen/High- or junior-high school student 300yen
/ Elementary school student 250yen
Additional fee of 400yen is required for entering the above
buildings that are normally closed.



【Passed Event Information】

■Feb 5 (Thurs) 〜 Apr 20 (Mon), 2015
Exhibition of hina dolls and hina doll implements
preserved by the Maeda Family

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.
HIna Dolls
■June 26 (Thurs) ~September 15 (Mon), 2014
Exhibition of summer costumes worn by wives of the Maeda family
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.
■Apr 17 (Thurs) 〜June 23 (Mon), 2014
Exhibition of gosho dolls preserved by the Maeda Family
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.
Gosho Dolls

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