Expositions

Expositions

  • 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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  • Special Exhibition

    Kiyokata and His Fellows: New Era for Young Painters of Ukiyo-e Descent

    Kiyokata and his fellows launched small art study group Ugō-kai in 1901. They were working hard together to create new art suitable for the new era.
    This special exhibition shows Kiyokata’s early works including Ichiyō Joshi no Haka (Grave of Higuchi Ichiyō) exhibited at the 5th Ugō-kai exhibition, and some works by other painters of Ugō-kai to trace young painters of Ukiyo-e descent by their works and materials.

    15 April-19 May, 2021

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

    【Closed】
    Mondays(except for 3 May)

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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 Paingings 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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