EXHIBITIONS

Past Exhibitions

  • Thematic Exhibition

    The Transition of the Time from Edo to Tokyo in Kiyokata`s Works

    Born and grown up in Tokyo, Kiyokata had seen changes of the city under rapid modernization with mixed feelings or emotions.
    This exhibition shows Kiyokata’s works of sceneries in Tokyo and customs of the Edo period he was attracted.

    2 December,2022 – 9 January,2023

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

    【Closed】
    Mondays, (except for 9 Jan.),29.Dec.-3.Jan.

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  • Special Exhibition

    The 170th Anniversary of Watanabe Seitei’s Birth Kiyokata and Seitei :Followers of Edo Painters

    For full of witness and sophistication of his works, Watanabe Seitei (1852-1918) is attracting more attention in recent years. Kaburaki Kiyokata had also been attracted and influenced by Seitei’s works.
    In cooperation with Prof. Yamashita Yuji, art researcher and expert of Watanabe Seitei, this exhibition introduces Seitei and Kiyokata’s works to find some similarity as followers of Edo painters.

    15 September – 19 October, 2022

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

    【Closed】
    Mondays(except for 19 Sept. and 10 Oct.),11 Oct.

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  • 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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  • Thematic Exhibition

    Genial and Grateful Spring in kiyokata’s Landscape Paintings

    In the background or around people’s feet, Kaburaki Kiyokata had painted various flowers in his paintings. His delicate and rich expressions of nature were based on his daily drawing sketches.
    This exhibition shows Kiyokata’s works of women in spring and his sketches of flowers and landscape.

    4 March,2022 – 10 April, 2022

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

    【Closed】
    Mondays(except for 21 Mar.),22 Mar.

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  • Thematic Exhibition

    Beautiful Women through Kiyokata`s Eyes

    Renown as a painter of beautiful women, Kaburaki Kiyokata had painted thousands of women in his career. Women found in the town, spectators at the theater, female-role players in kabuki and his wife and daughters — he observed closely and carefully their figure, features and movement.
    This exhibition shows Kiyokata’s various paintings and sketches of women with his wife Teru and pupils’ works.

    14 january,2022 – 27 February, 2022

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

    【Closed】
    Mondays

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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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  • Special Exhibition

    Kiyokata’s Deep Nostalgia for Daily Life in Edo, Tokyo

    2021 marks 60 years since publication of Koshikatanoki which is the most important collected essays by Kiyokata Kaburaki who is also a prominent writer. Koshikatanoki is a compilation of essays and memoir of his boyhood and young adulthood. His description of culture, custom, art world as well as publishing world back then in these essays have been regarded valuable social and cultural references.
    His essays carry the feeling of nostalgia and sorrow for Tokyo in Meiji period and it is reflected in his art works such as Choseki Ankyo that depicts daily lives of the common people around 1887.
    This exhibition will introduce people and views of Tokyo in Meiji period in which the remains of Edo period were still found here and there along with Kiyokata’s essays.

    22 May-27 June, 2021

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

    【Closed】
    Mondays, 8 June

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