EXHIBITIONS

Past Exhibitions

  • Special Exhibition

    Beauty of Nihonga by Kiyokata and His Contemporary Painters

    Kaburaki Kiyokata had developed his own painting style on the base of guidance of his master Mizuno Toshikata and by study of ukiyo-e. And furthermore, he had been stimulated and encouraged by contemporary painters.
    This exhibition introduces the beauty of nihonga with works of Kiyokata and his contemporary painters.

    21 May – 26 June, 2022

    【Admission】
    Adults ¥450
    Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥220

    【Closed】
    Mondays, 14 Jun.

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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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  • Thematic Exhibition

    The Golden Age of the Woodblock Print Illustration

    Colorful and elaborate woodblock frontispieces had appeared on the front page of books and magazines from the Meiji period to the early Taisho period. Kaburaki Kiyokata, as a popular illustrator, created many frontispieces and illustrations with carvers and printers in his youth.
    This exhibition shows his beautiful works of woodprints and also works of the pioneers he admired.

    13 March – 11 April, 2021

    【Admission】

    Adults ¥200
    Elementary and Junior High School Students¥100

    【Closed】
    Mondays

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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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  • Thematic Exhibition

    Kiyokata’s Fascinating Paintings Inspired by Theatrical Plays

    Kiyokata had loved theatrical plays since his childhood. He could grasp the essentials of the beauty in kabuki plays or kabuki dances and expressed it on his works.
    The exhibition features his fascinating works of theatrical plays including some exhibits showing his close relationship with actors.
     

    17 January – 25 February, 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(except for 24 Feb.)

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  • Thematic Exhibition

    New Year Celebration by Kiyokata

    Kaburaki Kiyokata enjoyed various events of the New Year with his family and disciples. And he painted the manners and customs seen in the New Year in Japan which almost had been disappeared today. The exhibition shows Kiyokata’s works whose subject is the New Year or New Year season of the good old days.

    6 December,2019 – 13 January,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(except for 13 Jan.),29 Dec.-3 Jan.

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