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The 40th National Urban Greening Fair in Sendai
DATE Masamune and Sendai, the City of Trees : Masterpieces of Sendai City Museum

*There is a possibility that this exhibition's schedule may be modified in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.


April 26 (Wed.) - June 18 (Sun.), 2023

*Some of the works on display will be changed during the exhibition period.

First half : April 26 (Wed.) - May 21 (Sun.)

Second half : May 23 (Tue.) - June 18 (Sun.)


Date Masamune, the first lord of the Sendai Domain, began full-scale construction of Sendai Castle and its castle town in 1601. The present-day Sendai City was developed on the foundation of the old castle town after the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is commonly known as 'the City of Trees' due to the lush green landscape of the city and its suburbs. This green landscape consists of forested areas that have been nurtured since the Edo period, such as Mt. Aobayama (a designated natural monument), which was the backyard forest of Sendai Castle, as well as forested areas in the samurai residences that were constructed in the castle town, and the surrounding villages and mountain forests.

This exhibition to commemorate the 40th National Urban Greening Fair in Sendai, will feature historical items from the collection of the Sendai City Museum related to Date Masamune, whom laid the foundations for the development of Sendai and Miyagi, as well as items related to the history of Sendai Castle. It will also introduce the original landscape formed the foundation of the City of Trees, as depicted on Edo period drawings and other documents. Please enjoy this opportunity to see the collection of masterpieces that have been handed down for generations in Sendai, the City of Trees.

  • Venue : Main Building 2F
  • Hours : 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. * Ticket counter closes at 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed : Mondays (except May 1)
  • Ticket :
    Adult : 800 yen (700 yen)
    Students : 400 yen (300 yen)
    Elementary school, Junior high school, High school students : Free
    * ( ) indicates Group ticket prices apply to groups of 20 or more.
    *The ticket for this exhibition will also grant access to the Permanent collection's Galleries.
  • Organized by: The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai City Museum
  • Nominal support: Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure, KAHOKU SHIMPO PUBLISHING CO., The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd Sendai Branch Office, The Asahi Shimbun Sendai General Bureau, The Yomiuri Shimbun Tohoku General Bureau, The Sankei Shimbun Sendai Branch Office, Nikkei Inc. Sendai Branch Office, Sendai Living Shimbun, Inc.,  NHK Sendai Station, TOHOKU BROADCASTING CO., LTD., Sendai Television Incorporated, Miyagi Television Broadcasting., Ltd., HIGASHI NIPPON BROADCASTING Co., Ltd., Sendai FM BROADCASTING, INC., RADIO3 FM76.2MHz

Image of works

Portrait of Pope Paulus V, 17th c.

Memory of the world(National treasure)

【April 26 - May 21】

Portrait of HASEKURA Tsunenaga, c.1615

Memory of the world(National treasure)

【May 23 - June 18】


Bamboos, 1610

KANO Yasunobu, Portrait of DATE Masamune, 17th c.

City-designated cultural property

Cherry-blossom viewing in Tsutsuji-ga-oka, 18th c.

City-designated cultural property

YOSHINARI Toon, View from Sendai Castle, 1865

ENDO Hayao, Twelve views of Miyagi, The Taisho period(20th c.)


All works owned by Sendai City Museum