Yayoi Kusama Special Exhibition and Other March Events

Spring is just around the corner and the cherry blossom will start blooming in April, but in the meantime, why not go check out the exclusive Yayoi Kusama exhibition coming to the Matsumoto Museum of Art?

Yayoi Kusama: All About My Love Exhibition

Exhibition poster

Exhibition poster

An exclusive exhibition in Matsumoto featuring the largest collection (180 pieces) of Kusama’s works to date. Definitely a must-see!

Dates: March 3, 2018 (Sat) to July 22, 2018 (Sun)
Location: Matsumoto Museum of Art (Map)
Tickets: Adults ¥1,200, University/High school students ¥800 (Presale tickets available until March 2 for a discounted price: Adults ¥1,000, University/High school students ¥600)
Official Website: https://kusama2018.com/english

Night Museum at the Matsumoto Museum of Art

Night Museum flyer

Night Museum flyer

The third installment of the museum’s nighttime series. Special extended hours on the first day of Yayoi Kusama’s All About My Love exhibition.

Date: March 3, 2018 (Sat)
Time: 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Location: Matsumoto Museum of Art (Map)

Shiga Fukujuso Festival

Event flyer

Event flyer

An event celebrating the earliest wildflower, the fukujuso (known as the Amur adonis and pheasant’s eye), to show its blooms in Matsumoto. The festival site is a bit far from central Matsumoto so car is the easiest way to get there. You can also take Matsumoto’s Shiga Line bus to the Kasekikan (Shiga Fossil Museum) Bus Stop from which it’s a 10 minute walk from there (Japanese timetable).

Dates: March 10, 2018 (Sat) to March 21, 2018 (Wed/holiday)
Opening Festival: March 10
Location: Shiga Akanuta Fukujuso Park (map)

Obisha Matsuri at Hotaka Shrine

A 500-year-old Shinto ritual that involves priests shooting arrows at targets with a traditional bow. Takes place at Hotaka Shrine in the neighboring city of Azumino. See more info on Azumino’s event page.

Date: March 17, 2018 (Sat)
Time: Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Hotaka Shrine (map)

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