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2019

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias
  • Gallery 6 : First Tea Gathering: Celebrating the New Year

January 10[Thu]-February 17[Sun], 2019Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

The Shuten Dōji Picture Scroll: A Tale of Expelling the Demon[End]

This picture scroll tells the story of Minamoto no Raikō and his retainers casting out a demon, Shuten Dōji. For the first time, all eight scrolls that make up the version of this tale created by Sumiyoshi Hironao will be displayed.

January 10[Thu]-February 17[Sun], 2019

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Museum Collection Exhibition

The Shuten Dōji Picture Scroll: A Tale of Expelling the Demon[End]

This picture scroll tells the story of Minamoto no Raikō and his retainers casting out a demon, Shuten Dōji. For the first time, all eight scrolls that make up the version of this tale created by Sumiyoshi Hironao will be displayed.

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias
  • Gallery 6 : First Tea Gathering: Celebrating the New Year
  • Gallery 5 :The Former Takeda no Miya Imperial Family Hina Doll Decoration
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Ceremony at the End of Spring

February 28[Thu]-March 31[Sun], 2019Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Floral Beauty in Buddhist Art[End]

Lotuses, arabesque flower patterns, sal tree blossoms: flowers are critical elements in Buddhist art. This exhibition presents the art of the fragrant flowers that adorn the Buddhist deities.

February 28[Thu]-March 31[Sun], 2019

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Museum Collection Exhibition

Floral Beauty in Buddhist Art[End]

Lotuses, arabesque flower patterns, sal tree blossoms: flowers are critical elements in Buddhist art. This exhibition presents the art of the fragrant flowers that adorn the Buddhist deities.

  • Gallery 5 :The Former Takeda no Miya Imperial Family Hina Doll Decoration
  • Gallery 6 : Tea Ceremony at the End of Spring
  • Gallery 5 : Decorated Boxes of the Scholar's Study
  • Gallery 6 : A Tea Room Assemblage amid Clear Breezes

April 13[Sat]-May 12[Sun], 2019Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Ogata Korin's Irises—Felicitations in Edo-period Paintings[End]

This exhibition mainly presents folding screens, including Irises (National Treasure), The Tale of Genji (originally part of a trousseau), and In and Around Kyoto, a lively depiction of the Gion festival.

April 13[Sat]-May 12[Sun], 2019

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Special Exhibition

Ogata Korin's Irises—Felicitations in Edo-period Paintings[End]

This exhibition mainly presents folding screens, including Irises (National Treasure), The Tale of Genji (originally part of a trousseau), and In and Around Kyoto, a lively depiction of the Gion festival.

  • Gallery 5 : Decorated Boxes of the Scholar's Study
  • Gallery 6 : A Tea Room Assemblage amid Clear Breezes
  • Gallery 5 : Calligraphy and Painting in the Tea Ceremony
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the Rainy Season

May 25[Sat]-Jury 7[Sun], 2019Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Introduction to Traditional Art: The Subjects of Paintings

Paintings based on tales, mythological figures, famous places: This exhibition introduces one of the fundamentals of appreciating Chinese and Japanese paintings, understanding a painting’s subject, in a delightfully accessible manner.

May 25[Sat]-Jury 7[Sun], 2019

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Museum Collection Exhibition

Introduction to Traditional Art: The Subjects of Paintings

Paintings based on tales, mythological figures, famous places: This exhibition introduces one of the fundamentals of appreciating Chinese and Japanese paintings, understanding a painting’s subject, in a delightfully accessible manner.

  • Gallery 5 : Calligraphy and Painting in the Tea Ceremony
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the Rainy Season
  • Gallery 5 : Nabeshima : Microcosms of Beauty
  • Gallery 6 : Tea for Enjoying the Cool

Jury 25[Thu]-August 25[Sun], 2019Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Merciful Budhisattvas, Terrifying Deities

Buddhas and bodhisattvas gently lead us to salvation; wisdom kings and Buddhist warrior devas impose strict admonishments on us. This exhibition explores the many forms salvation takes, mainly through Kamakura to Edo period paintings and wooden sculptures.

ury 25[Thu]-August 25[Sun], 2019

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Museum Collection Exhibition

Merciful Budhisattvas, Terrifying Deities

Buddhas and bodhisattvas gently lead us to salvation; wisdom kings and Buddhist warrior devas impose strict admonishments on us. This exhibition explores the many forms salvation takes, mainly through Kamakura to Edo period paintings and wooden sculptures.

  • Gallery 5 : Nabeshima : Microcosms of Beauty
  • Gallery 6 :Tea for Enjoying the Cool
  • Gallery 5 : Sword Fittings—Amazing Techniques
  • Gallery 6 :Tea in the Autumn

September 7[Sat]-November 4[Mon], 2019Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition, Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Museum's Renewal

Beautiful Lives —Birds and Flowers in Japanese and East Asian Art

Bird and flower paintings, taking beautiful flowers and birds as their subject, depict the vitality of these living beings. Some are garbed in auspicious implications, while others become craft designs. Here we trace the history and stylistic evolution of bird and flower motifs.

September 7[Sat]-November 4[Mon], 2019

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Museum Collection Exhibition, Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Museum's Renewal

Beautiful Lives —Birds and Flowers in Japanese and East Asian Art

Bird and flower paintings, taking beautiful flowers and birds as their subject, depict the vitality of these living beings. Some are garbed in auspicious implications, while others become craft designs. Here we trace the history and stylistic evolution of bird and flower motifs.

  • Gallery 5 : Sword Fittings—Amazing Techniques
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the Autumn
  • Gallery 5 : The Tale of the Heike Painting Album—Famous, Must-see, Scenes
  • Gallery 6 : Kuchikiri —Breaking the Seal on New Tea

November 16[Sat]-December 23[Mon], 2019Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

The Tea Ceremony in Edo: Commemorating the Tricentennial of the Birth of Kawakami Fuhaku

Kawakami Fuhaku (1719–1807), the founder of the Edo Senke school of tea, spread the culture of tea among the daimyo. This exhibition commemorates the tricentennial of his birth by reflecting upon the Edo tea ceremony.

November 16[Sat]-December 23[Mon], 2019

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Special Exhibition

The Tea Ceremony in Edo: Commemorating the Tricentennial of the Birth of Kawakami Fuhaku

Kawakami Fuhaku (1719–1807), the founder of the Edo Senke school of tea, spread the culture of tea among the daimyo. This exhibition commemorates the tricentennial of his birth by reflecting upon the Edo tea ceremony.

  • Gallery 5 : The Tale of the Heike Painting Album—Famous, Must-see, Scenes
  • Gallery 6 : Kuchikiri —Breaking the Seal on New Tea

2020

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias—On the Year of the Mouse
  • Gallery 6 : A Tea Gathering for the New Year

January 9[Thu]-Februay 11[Tue], 2020Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Paintings Created as Sets

Hanging scrolls that are diptychs or triptychs and pairs of folding screens are the subject of this exhibition. As we consider the meanings of the combinations and continuities in these sets of paintings, let us imagine what their creator or the patron who commissioned them intended.

January 9[Thu]-Februay 11[Tue], 2020

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Paintings Created as Sets

Hanging scrolls that are diptychs or triptychs and pairs of folding screens are the subject of this exhibition. As we consider the meanings of the combinations and continuities in these sets of paintings, let us imagine what their creator or the patron who commissioned them intended.

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias—On the Year of the Mouse
  • Gallery 6 :A Tea Gathering for the New Year
  • Gallery 5 : Decorated Boxes of the Scholar's Study
  • Gallery 6 : A Tea Room Assemblage amid Clear Breezes

February 22[Sat]-March 29[Sun], 2020Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Splendid Hina Dolls from the Toraya Collection

Kurokawa Mitsukage (1871–1957), the fourteenth generation proprietor of Toraya Confectionery Co. Ltd., collected hina dolls and their accessories for his daughter. We are delighted to display these exquisitely charming works, some of which are being exhibited for the first time..

April 13[Sat]-May 12[Sun], 2020

Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Splendid Hina Dolls from the Toraya Collection

Kurokawa Mitsukage (1871–1957), the fourteenth generation proprietor of Toraya Confectionery Co. Ltd., collected hina dolls and their accessories for his daughter. We are delighted to display these exquisitely charming works, some of which are being exhibited for the first time.

  • Gallery 5 : Decorated Boxes of the Scholar's Study
  • Gallery 6 : A Tea Room Assemblage amid Clear Breezes
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