Expositions

Past Exhibitions

  • 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 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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  • Special Exhibition

    The 80th Anniversary of Izumi Kyōka’s Death : Imaginary World Created by Kiyokata and Kyōka

    Izumi Kyōka (1873-1939), died 80 years ago, is famous for his fantastic and romantic novels. Kiyokata was a keen reader of Kyōka’s novels and provided many illustrations and frontispieces for them. And he also painted Japanese style paintings based on Kyōka’s novels.
    This exhibition features Kiyokata’s narrative works and a close relation with Kyōka.
    26 October – 1 December, 2019

    【Admission】
    Adults ¥300(¥210)
    Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥150(¥100)
    *Group discount fee for 20 or more people is shown in parentheses
    【Closed】
    Mondays,(except for 4 Nov.),5 and 12 Nov.

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  • Thematic Exhibition

    Passing the Beauty from Kiyokata to His Disciples

    Kiyokata had created his painting style by the study of traditional Japanese paintings such as ukiyo-e or Nanga and also the latest manners and customs influenced by western culture in the Meiji period.
    Succeeding Kiyokata’s essence of beauty, his disciples carried out their creating activities in each way.
    This exhibition introduces the interaction of Kiyokata and his disciples with Kiyokata’s bijinga (paintings of beautiful women).

    31 August-22 October, 2019

    【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 16 and 23 Sept., 14 Oct.),17 and 24 Sept.,15 Oct.

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  • Thematic Exhibition

    Kiyokata’s Works in His Early Days

    Kiyokata had started his career as an illustrator at 16. And then, he had become aspiring to be a painter. In 1901, he and his fellows formed the painting study group “Ugo-kai.”
    This thematic exhibition introduces Kiyokata’s works in his early days including the frontispieces for books and magazines.

    6 July-25 August, 2019

    【Admission】
    Adults ¥200(¥140)
    Elementary and Junior High School Students are free of charge
    *Group discount fee for 20 or more people is shown in parentheses
    【Closed】
    Mondays (except for 15 Jul. and 12 Aug.),16 Jul. and 13 Aug.

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  • Special Exhibition

    The 180th Anniversary of Sanyūtei Enchō’s Birth: Kiyokata, Encho, Recalling the Edo Period

    Kiyokata aged 13 was pushed by his father and a famous rakugoka (story-teller) Sanyūtei Enchō to become a painter. Young Kiyokata had learned a great deal from Enchō’s attitude toward his work.
    In this special exhibition, we introduce little-known relationship of Kiyokata and Enchō with Kiyokata’s paintings of theatrical culture.

    18 April – 22 May, 2019

    【Admission】
    Adults ¥300(¥210)
    Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥150(¥100)
    *Group discount fee for 20 or more people is shown in parentheses
    【Closed】
    Mondays, 4 June

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  • Special Exhibition

    Kiyokata and “Kinreisha”, Neo-Japanese Style Paintings in the 1920’s

    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of our museum, this special exhibition introduces Kaburaki Kiyokata’s wide range of his creative activities: illustrations, genre paintings, bijin-ga, portraits and shibai-e paintings.

    18 April – 22 May, 2019

    【Admission】
    Adults ¥300(¥210)
    Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥150(¥100)
    *Group discount fee for 20 or more people is shown in parentheses
    【Closed】
    Mondays(Except for 29 Apr. and 6 May), 7 May

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  • Thematic Exhibition

    Kiyokata’s Passion for Drawing and Painting

    Kaburaki Kiyokata is well-known as a Bijin-ga (paintings of beautiful women) painter. But he also created various works such as outstanding potraits and paintings of theatrical play.
    This exhibition introduces his various art works from his youth up to his later years.
    2 March – 14 April, 2019

    【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

    Graceful Women by Kiyokata

    This exhibition shows the variety of women in Kiyokata’s bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women): women in prevalent fashion in the Meiji-Taisho period, the female characters in the literature and women in the Edo period as seen in Ukiyoe.
    19 January – 24 February, 2019

    【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 11 Feb.), 12 Feb.

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  • Thematic Exhibition

    The 110th Anniversary of Mizuno Toshikata’s Death Lineage of Beauty:From the Master to the Disciples

    Since Kiyokata was 13 when he had become Mizuno Toshikata’s disciple, he had deep respect for his master all his life.
    And Kiyokata also had initiated his disciples into the technique of paintings and the mental attitude when producing the art works as their master.
    This exhibition introduces Kiyokata’s lineage of beauty by showing the works of Kiyokata, Mizuno Toshikata, and Kiyokata’s disciples.
    1 December, 2018 – 14 January, 2019

    【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 Dec., 7 and 14 Jan.), 25 Dec., 29 Dec.-3 Jan.

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