Educational Activities at Kamakura City Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum

At Kamakura City Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum, we organize a range of programs for those who would like to familiarize themselves with Nihonga and the art of Kaburaki Kiyokata.
  • Guided Tours

    Our curators offer guided tours twice a month, at 1:30 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays. The tours are in Japanese.
  • Lectures

    Twice a year, we invite guest lecturers to give talks during our special exhibitions.
  • Family Day Activities

    During the spring and summer holidays, we offer free admission to adults accompanying elementary or junior high schools students. We also distribute handouts for children.
  • Nihonga Demonstrations

    We organize demonstrations where participants can closely observe the materials and the process of painting Nihonga.
Programs for Children (Nihonga, Polychrome Woodblock Prints)
  • During the spring and summer holidays, we organize programs for elementary to high school students at which participants can enjoy works by Kaburaki Kiyokata and use Nihonga materials to paint their own pictures. We also organize events at which children can try their hand at making polychrome woodblock prints.
Family Programs (from age 4 to third grade in elementary school)Visit the art museum with the whole family!
  • This program makes it more enjoyable for families to visit the art museum.
    ChildrenChildren learn from a picture book how to behave in an art museum. After looking at the works together with family members, they use Nihonga art supplies to paint their own picture for display.
    Parents and GuardiansAfter looking at the works with their children, parents or guardians may enjoy a program designed with them in mind. The event introduces suggestions for how to make the most of a visit to an art museum in the company of children.
Nihonga Workshops for the General Public
  • This is a Nihonga workshop that is open to both children and adults. The workshop theme is Nihonga supplies and techniques, but each workshop considers different aspects over the course of a year.
Collaboration with other museums in the area
The Museum Stamp Rally in the Kamakura Culture Zone (Komachi-dori Street and Hachimangu area)
  • The vicinity of Komachi-dori Street and Hachimangu is dotted with interesting cultural institutions. During the stamp rally, Kamakura City Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum, Kawakita Memorial Film Institute, the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Annex, and Kamakura Kokuhoukan museum will offer great prices to visitors who have collected at least three stamps from the four institutions.
    ※The sheets for the stamp rally are distributed at the Kamakura Tourist Information Center and at each participating institution.
    Past Stamp Rallies
    • April 9, 2016 – January 15, 2017
    • April 11, 2015 – January 31, 2016
    • April 5 – December 14, 2014
    • April 6 – December 1, 2013
    • April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013
    • April 9 – October 10, 2011
    • November 13, 2010 – January 16, 2011
Welcome to Kamakura’s little museums!
  • Kamakura City Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum in Kamakura and Yoh Shomei Art Museum in Kita-Kamakura are two small art museums dedicated to individual artists. This annual event is a fun way to explore the world of two artists attracted to Kamakura and the highlights of the area between Kita-Kamakura and Kamakura.
    ※Bring the event flier to the museums to qualify for a discounted entrance fee.
    Past events
    • October 22, 2016 – January 20, 2017
    • April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016
    • May 24 – August 26, 2014
    • May 25 – August 25, 2013
    • July 7 – August 26, 2012
Let’s tour the museums of two Nihonga painters!Kaburaki Kiyokata and Yamaguchi Hoshun: Studios designed by the architect Yoshida Isoya
  • The architect Yoshida Isoya (1894-1974) was active in the Showa period. Known for his modern sukiya style of building, he designed studios for both Kaburaki Kiyokata and Yamaguchi Hoshun. The two artists were exceedingly fond of the studios that Isoya built for them. Both museums introduce visitors to the studios where they can get a feeling for the places where the artists used to work.
    ※During this event, we will distribute a worksheet designed to deepen the visitor experience. Bring the flier to the museums to qualify for a discounted entrance fee, and a special perk.
    Past events
    • January 6 – March 20, 2017
    • January 7 – March 21, 2016
    • January 4 – February 22, 2015