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2018

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the New Year

January 10[Wed]-February 12[Mon], 2018Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Ink and Gold: Paintings of the Kanō School[End]

Experience the work of Japan’s largest painting school, the Kanō, through folding screens and other works.

January 10[Wed]-February 12[Mon], 2018

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Ink and Gold: Paintings of the Kanō School[End]

Experience the work of Japan’s largest painting school, the Kanō, through folding screens and other works.

  • Gallery 5 : One Hundred Camellias
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the New Year
  • Gallery 2 : Tea Ceremony Kettles
  • Gallery 5 : Calligraphy by Poets: Compositions on Kaishi and Poem Slips
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the Flowers of Spring

February 22[Thu]-March 31[Sat], 2018Gallery 1

Museum Collection Exhibition

A Bouquet of Incense Containers[End]

These small incense containers add flair to tea gatherings. Enjoy their charming variety, in materials from ceramics to lacquerware.

February 22[Thu]-March 31[Sat], 2018

Gallery 1

Museum Collection Exhibition

A Bouquet of Incense Containers[End]

These small incense containers add flair to tea gatherings. Enjoy their charming variety, in materials from ceramics to lacquerware.

  • Gallery 2 : Tea Ceremony Kettles
  • Gallery 5 : Calligraphy by Poets: Compositions on Kaishi and Poem Slips
  • Gallery 6 : Tea in the Flowers of Spring
  • Gallery 6 : The Tea of Early Summer: Using the Brazier

April 14[Sat]-May 13[Sun], 2018Gallery 1/2/5

Special Exhibition

Kōrin and Kenzan: Brother Artists, Resonating Aesthetics[End]

Ogata Kōrin, the painter and designer, and his brother Kenzan, the potter: This exhibition explores the brothers’ individual characters and their interactions.

April 14[Sat]-May 13[Sun], 2018

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Special Exhibition

Kōrin and Kenzan: Brother Artists, Resonating Aesthetics[End]

Ogata Kōrin, the painter and designer, and his brother Kenzan, the potter: This exhibition explores the brothers’ individual characters and their interactions.

  • Gallery 6 : The Tea of Early Summer: Using the Brazier
  • Gallery 5 : Tea Utensil Names and Waka Poems
  • Gallery 6 : Summer Tea Ceremony: Water from a Famous Well

May 24[Thu]-July 8[Sun], 2018Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Introduction to Traditional Art: Lacquer Techniques and Designs[End]

Learn about lacquer techniques and designs through lacquerware from Japan, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia handed down over the generations in Japan.

May 24[Thu]-July 8[Sun], 2018

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Museum Collection Exhibition

Introduction to Traditional Art: Lacquer Techniques and Designs[End]

Learn about lacquer techniques and designs through lacquerware from Japan, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia handed down over the generations in Japan.

  • Gallery 5 : Tea Utensil Names and Waka Poems
  • Gallery 6 : Summer Tea Ceremony: Water from a Famous Well

July 9[Mon]-August 31[Fri], 2018

Closed for Equipment Maintenance

July 9[Mon]-August 31[Fri], 2018

Closed for Equipment Maintenance

  • Gallery 5 : Kosode Kimono Motifs
  • Gallery 6 : Autumn: The Last of the Year’s Tea

September 1[Sat]-October 8[Mon], 2018Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Zen and the Art of Cultural Exchange: An Invitation to Calligraphy and Ink Painting[End]

Zen priests were both bearers of Japanese and Chinese culture and participants in interchanges between them. This exhibition presents their calligraphy and paintings, with poems the priests composed.

September 1[Sat]-October 8[Mon], 2018

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Zen and the Art of Cultural Exchange: An Invitation to Calligraphy and Ink Painting[End]

Zen priests were both bearers of Japanese and Chinese culture and participants in interchanges between them. This exhibition presents their calligraphy and paintings, with poems the priests composed.

  • Gallery 5 : Kosode Kimono Motifs
  • Gallery 6 : Autumn: The Last of the Year’s Tea
  • Gallery 5 : Calligraphy Collection Albums
  • Gallery 6 : New Year with Tea: Opening the Hearth

October 20[Sat]-December 16[Sun], 2018Gallery 1/2

Special Exhibition

Momoyama Tea Utensils: A New View

Shigaraki, Bizen, Shino, Oribe, Iga: Momoyama tea utensils were produced in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The addition of newly excavated examples inspires a rethinking of these tea wares.

October 20[Sat]-December 16[Sun], 2018

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Special Exhibition

Momoyama Tea Utensils: A New View

Shigaraki, Bizen, Shino, Oribe, Iga: Momoyama tea utensils were produced in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The addition of newly excavated examples inspires a rethinking of these tea wares.

  • Gallery 5 : Calligraphy Collection Albums
  • Gallery 6 : New Year with Tea: Opening the Hearth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gallery 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.

  • 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 Buddhas, Terrifying Buddhas

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

Gallery 1/2

Museum Collection Exhibition

Merciful Buddhas, Terrifying Buddhas

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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