EXHIBITIONS

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  • Special Exhibition

    Flowery Women on the Stage in Kiyokata’s Works

    In the Meiji period, common people in downtown Tokyo were familiar with theatrical entertainment as their pastime. Kiyokata also loved the theatre as a child.
    When he was an illustrator, his illustrations and sketches on play magazines was well-received for his sharp observation and pertinent expression.
    This exhibition introduces his works of beautiful flowery women on the stage with works expressed the New Year season.

    2 December,2021 – 19 December, 2021
    22 December,2021 – 10 January,2022

    【Admission】
    Adults ¥200
    Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥100

    【Closed】
    Mondays(except for10 Jan.), 29 Dec.-3 Jan.

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  • Special Exhibition

    Refined Sentiment in Autumn and Winter with Kiyokata’s Works and Words

    Japanese art, in its history, has been producing and developing by refined sensibilities to nature. Inspired by beauties of nature changing seasonally, Kaburaki Kiyokata created not only paintings, but also essay and haiku poem.
    This special exhibition introduces Kiyokata’s paintings expressing sense of seasons from autumn to winter and haiku poem with materials shown to the public for the first time.

    23 October – 28 November, 2021

    【Admission】
    Adults ¥300
    Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥150

    【Closed】
    Mondays, 9 Nov.

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  • Thematic Exhibition

    Kiyokata’s Encounter with Kyōka: Invitation to Subtle and Profound Beauty

    Kiyokata was an admirer of the novelist, Izumi Kyōka and had a close relationship with him. Undoubtedly, a certain part of Kiyokata’s art is influenced by Kyōka’s literary world. There are many illustrations, frontispieces, and cover designs for Kyōka’s books. What is more, there are some masterpieces of paintings such as “Chūmon-chō” based on his novel.
    Commemorating the 120th anniversary of the encounter of two artists, the exhibition shows Kiyokata’s works and illustrations related with Kyōka and his literary world.

    28 August – 19 October, 2021

    【Admission】

    Adults ¥200
    Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥100

    【Closed】
    Mondays (except for 20 Sep.), 21 Sep.

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  • Thematic Exhibition

    Beauties in the Summer in Kiyokata’s Works

    Although he was a well-known painter of beautiful women, Kiyokata got inspiration for his painting from the beauties of nature rather than women’s beauties. Above all, he love to paint summer features: indigo-dyeing yukata, windchimes, morning-glory and so on.
    The exhibition shows works and materials related with summer features of the good old days.

    2 July – 22 August,2021

    【Admission】

    Adults ¥200
    Elementary and Junior High School Students are free of charge.

    【Closed】
    Mondays (except for 9 Aug.), 10 Aug.

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  • Thematic Exhibition

    New Year’s Celebration in the Good Old Days

    Kiyokata had painted so often the New Year’s scenes of the good old days, from the Meiji period to the Showa period.
    This exhibition shows Tamesaruru Hi (Day of Trial) in which Kiyokata depicted the new year event in Nagasaki and other works and materials related to the New Year.

    4 December, 2020-11 January, 2021

    【Admission】

    Adults ¥200
    Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥100

    【Closed】
    Mondays(except for 4 and 11 Jan.), 28 Dec.-3 Jan.

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  • Special Exhibition

    The 120th Anniversary of Sanyūtei Enchō’s Death Mysterious and Beauteous World of Kiyokata and Enchō

    Sanyūtei Enchō, very popular rakugoka (story-teller) in the late Edo period to the Meiji period, was Kiyokata’s father’s friend and also Kiyokata’s benefactor.
    This exhibition sheds light on the relationship of Kiyokata and Enchō, showing a young Kiyokata’s diary on a journey with Enchō and a part of Enchō’s collection of pictures of yurei (ghosts).

    24 October-29 November, 2020

    【Admission】
    Adults ¥300
    Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥150

    【Closed】
    Mondays(except for 23 Nov.), 10 and 24 Nov.

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  • Thematic Exhibition

    KIMONO Fashion, Kiyokata’s Design

    Kiyokata‘s bijin-ga (paintings of beautiful women) attracts us by their KIMONO fashion as well as their feminine gesture or personal beauty. Based on his unflagging study, he painted various KIMONO of the Edo period to the age in which he lived.
    This exhibition shows KIMONO fashion in his works and some KIMONO hand painted by him.

    29 August-20 October, 2020

    【Admission】
    Adults ¥200
    Elementary and Junior High School Students¥100

    【Closed】
    Mondays(except for 21 Sep.), 23 Sep.

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  • Thematic Exhibition

    Precious Memories of Summer at the Cottage Yūshin-an

    Kanazawa in Yokohama had been famous for its beautiful scenery in the Edo period.
    Since he got his cottage there in 1920, Kiyokata had spent calm and peaceful days in summer with his family and pupils.
    This exhibition shows some picture diaries of his summer days at the cottage and Asasuzu, one of his masterpieces depicting beautiful summer morning around the cottage.

    4 July-25 August, 2020

    【Admission】
    Adults ¥200
    Elementary and Junior High School Students are free of charge
    【Closed】
    Mondays (except for 10 Aug.),11 Aug.

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  • Thematic Exhibition

    Wonderful World of Kiyokata’s Woodblock Printing for Books

    Ukiyo-e, color woodblock prints was very popular among common people in the Edo period. The exquisite technique of woodblock printing and its popularity were taken over to the next Meiji period. Around that time, Kiyokata had started his career as an illustrator producing the woodblock printing frontispieces and the book design.
    The exhibition sheds the light on his wonderful works for books and shows the process of making woodblock frontispieces.
     

    29 February – 12 April, 2020

    【Admission】
    Adults ¥200(¥140)
    Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥100(¥70)
    *Group discount fee for 20 or more people is shown in parentheses
    【Closed】
    Mondays

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