Good Fortune / Great Beauty

Dates : Part I: September 17 (Saturday) – November 9 (Wednesday), 2016 Part II: November 11 (Friday), 2016 – January 9 (Monday, national holiday), 2017

Since ancient times in Japan, auspicious motifs have been used for special occasions, seasonal holidays and in daily life as wishes for good fortune. “Fortune” is the theme of this season’s exhibition, along with “Beauty,” as variously depicted in pictures of scenery, flora and fauna and people.
The featured works include representations of Yang Guifei, Xi Shi and Wang Zhaojun, three of the so-called “Four Great Beauties” of China, and motifs such as pine, bamboo, plum, crane, tortoise and the rising sun that are used as symbols of longevity, fertility and wealth.
The hope for fortune and the celebration of beauty await you in the paintings, crafts and photographs selected for this show, a befitting theme with which to welcome in the new year.


9:30 am – 4:30 pm (last entry at 4:00 pm)


Thursdays (except when a national holiday) and January 1 *Subject to temporary closure in the event of severe weather.


General 1,100 yen, Students 700 yen (high school and university) or 500 yen (elementary and junior high), Free for Hara Museum members, 10% discount for a group of 20 or more, Combination ticket for Hara Museum ARC and Ikaho Green Bokujo (except during Golden Week): General 1,800 yen; Students 1,500 yen (high school and university) or 1,400 yen (junior high), 800 yen (elementary), half price for those over 70, discount for groups of 20 or more
*Visitors to the Kankai Pavilion can view the on-going exhibition in the contemporary art galleries as well.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult.
*For residents of Gunma Prefecture: Free admission for elementary and junior high school children every Saturday during the school term/200-yen-discount on admission for up to five persons upon presentation of the Guchoki Passport.
*Visitors to the contemporary art galleries can view the on-going exhibition in the Kankai Pavilion as well.