Celebratory Exhibition held at "Shokokuji Jotenkaku Museum"!
Established by Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, the "Shokoku-ji Temple" prospered as the center of Gozan literature.The "Jotenkaku Museum" which is adjoined to the temple is holding an exhibition entitled"Kotohogi no bi - Jihō de tsudzuru kisshō."Kotohogi means literally to celebrate through words.It can be said that Japanese Waka (Japanese poetry), Monogatari (stories) and the origins of its culture, were born from this idea of Kotodama (Japanese concept of the spirit of language).As it is now time to celebrate the reign of the new emperor, the Jotenkaku museum will be showcasing craftworks and religious artworks.Starting with famous treasures that have a close connection to the Imperial Household, there are also items from Shokoku-ji Temple, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ginkaku-ji Temple, which will be displayed with a feeling of celebration.Period I will be held until the 23rd June, while Period II will be held from the 6th July to 16th September.Shokokuji Jotenkaku Museum701 Shokoku-ji Monzencho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi10 minutes walk from Imadegawa Subway Stationhttp://www.shokoku-ji.jp/j_now.htmlImage provided by: Shokokuji Jotenkaku MuseumImage: Kakushigijisonyuukizu Byoubu The left section of a Rokkyokuissou (twin 6-panel screen) (section) Edo Period Shokokujizou
Be impressed by Masterpeices from Shokokuji Jotenkaku Museum
The temples in Kyoto store a large number of precious treasures.However, there has not been much opportunity to see them all at once, which makes this exhibition extra special.The "In Praise of Onko -- Hyakkaryoran・Shokokuji Cultural Circle " exhibition held at Shokokuji Jotenkaku Museum presents you with masterpieces from the Muromachi period.The Shokokuji, Kinkakuji head-tower, and Ginkakuji temples were the culture cultivated by the Shokokuji school, established by the Muromachi general, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu.With the title of the "Shokokuji Cultural Circle", national treasures, ink paintings including important national property from medieval times, from masterpieces of Bokuseki (calligraphy) to the masterpieces of Maruyama Okyo, Ito Jakuchu, Tawaraya Sotatsu and more, are exhibited.The Kyoto intellect is also sympathetic to the concept of praising "Onko" which means "to praise the old".The exhibition is held until March 24th.http://www.shokoku-ji.jp/j_now.htmlPictures provided by: Shokokuji Jotenkaku MusuemPictures: Meikaku-zu, Bunsei-hitsu, Ufuku, Min-jidai (Ming dynasty), Important National Property, Shokokuji Temple Collection
Early Winter Light-Up "Arashiyama Hanatouro"
One of the exciting events of early December would be the "Arashiyama Hanatouro" that is held at Saga ・Arashiyama.Famous natural sightseeing spots such as the Togetsukyo Bridge and the road through the Bamboo Forest will be illuminated with colorful lights.Visiting the place at night will give you the chance to experience another atmosphere, one contrasting with the traditional atmosphere in the afternoon.While walking along the fantasy-like road of the Bamboo Forest, you will feel as though you are walking in another universe.Getting to Arashiyama is convenient as there are many train lines available: including the JR Line, Hankyu Railway and the Randen Tram Line.However, there are very few food and beverage stalls that operate at night so it would be better to have your dinner in the city area.From December 8.http://www.hanatouro.jp/arashiyama/
Art Appreciation at "Hosomi Museum" ; Shunga(erotic art) and Youkai(Japanese monster) Painting
At the Hosomi Museum located in Okazaki, known to be the Art Area of Kyoto, there is an exhibition that has caught the attention of me as a adult female ...It is named both the "Laughter" and "Scary" exhibition, drawn from the Nichibunken Collection ─ The world of Shunga and Youkai paintings.Shunga and Youkai paintings may at first glance, seem like a contradiction of the theme, but after spending some time looking at both the paintings, you might be able to realize how it relates to the theme.Looking at the valuable Nichibunken collection that is on display for the first time ever, with its two themes of "laughter" and "scary", do come by and experience the world of Shunga and Youkai painting that is revealing itself all around you!The exhibition is on display till the 9th of December.Admissions allowed only for adults aged 18 and above.http://www.emuseum.or.jp/exhibition/ex062/index.htmlPhotos Provided by: Hosomi Art MuseumFukuda Taika (photograph)Haseozoushi(part)
Art admiration at "Forever Contemporary Art Gallery"
Gion is the elegant town full of vigorous Maiko and Geiko activities.Yayoi Kusama's themed exhibition is held at "Forever Contemporary Art Gallery Gion, Kyoto" which is in the center of Gion.The venue is Yasaka Club, inside the Gion Kobu Kaburen-jo Theater.The retro architecture, the Japanese garden, and the representative motif·pumkin of Yayoi Kusama are co-starring!Old streets and buildings, and contemporary art are so compatible ... maybe this is a new discovery.
Amazing "Swords of Kyoto" - Special autumn exhibition at Kyoto National Museum
A special exhibition "Swords of Kyoto: Master Craftsmanship from an Elegant Culture" is held at Kyoto National Museum.Even without understanding swords, you shall be surprised how present the unique personality of the swords of Kyoto is.It is a wonderful opportunity for us locals to view the halberd of Naginata Boko, usually seen at Gion Festival (from the Muromachi period), and we can meet the Torarin (a mascot).Held until November 25.
- Japanese candle painting experience
- Hands-on braiding experience
- Making woodblock postcards
- Mini Japanese umbrella crafting experience
- Kyoto fan painting experience
- Denim Kyo-Yuzen-Zome Experience
- One-Day Kadou (Flower Arrangement) Experience
- Cherry Blossom Tsumami Zaiku Workshop
- Making your very own tegaki cherry blossom yuzen
- Experiencing handmade Kyoto-style confectionery
- Tegaki (hand-painted) Yuzen Experience
- Kyo Zogan Making Experience
- Scented sachet crafting experience, delivered by our craftsmen.
- Hanayui(flower head dress)Photo Plan
- KYOYAKI・KIYOMIZUYAKI Kochi painting
- Tote bag dyeing
- Tsumamizaiku [Pinching-craft] flower box making
- Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card
- Making original mini lanterns
- Experience carving wooden covers of the stamp book