Kyoto is a birth place of traditional arts, crafts and performances of Japan,
and has been maintaining its tradition with the coming of the new age.
Here GTK'd like to introduce the monthly art highlights, museums, creators etc.
This exhibition introduces the history and treasures of Noh tradition by the biggest Noh school; Kanze family. Kanami, a proponent of Noh, and his son, Zeami, were patronized by the famous shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in the Muromachi era. (16th century) Noh was appreciated as a high ranked art and its costumes and accessories became gorgeous [...]
Copyright@マチュピチュ 撮影：義井 豊 Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site, located in the Andes of Peru. It was “discovered” in 1911 by American explorer Hiram Bingham. Because of its “discovery”, knowledge of the Inca spread around the world. Now it is one of the most attractive sites for tourists in the world. However, its history and [...]
Japan’s foremost museum dedicated to netsuke miniature sculpture opens its Spring Exhibition Netsuke are special accessories for pilcases or tobacco pouches which are hung from obi sash of kimono. These are a specialty at the museum which exhibits about 400 pieces of netsuke at the gorgeous samurai estate of Kyoto. The Spring Exhibition features a [...]
Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens（1611－1623) Peter Paul Rubens ©LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna Portrait of a Man Raffaello Santi ©LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Meissen, ”Hausmaler” lgnaz Preissler Teapot ©LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna This is the most gorgeous exhibition this spring, held in Kyoto. Liechtenstein is known as being the 6th smallest [...]
Ancient glass collection in B.C including 10 treasures from the British Museum is being exhibited at MIHO MUSEUM, located on the mountain in Shiga Prefecture. According to the ancient literature of ancient Egypt etc, people seemed to make glass instead of getting precious jewels. They mixed some metals and mineral to the glass materials, sand, [...]
Alfons Mucha (1860-1939) was well-known as a symbolic painter of Art Nouveau in the beginning of 20th century. He was born in present Czech Republic and studied art in Vienn and Munich, after then moved to Paris to get jobs. When his work for one poster appeared in 1895, he had suddenly become to star [...]
Copyright: @「梅ちゃん先生の町」2011年制作 Copyright: @「モダン都市銀座」2001年制作 Takashimaya Gallery is displaying the works for diorama with images of Japanese town and people in the end of 20th century. Their works make us feel like nostalgic and peaceful. You can enjoy seeing about 30 diorama works this time.
Copyright@ Honda Gen’emonⅡ, Large Dish with Design of Pine,Bamboo,Plum Trees,Cranes and Turtles. Red Overglaze Enamel and Gold, Keisei Isogaya Museum Copyright@ Dish with Design of Flowers in Hanazume Style. Overglaze Enamels and Raised Gold, Keisei Isogaya Museum This is the exhibition of the gorgeous ceramics, Kaga Akae, one kind of Kutani ceramics in Ishikawa Prefecture. [...]
Tessai-do shop (てっさい堂), located in the heart of Gion, Kyoto, is a popular shop for the collection of sophisticated antique accessories and potteries. The owner of this shop, Hiroko Kido has been collecting the antiques for about 30 years. Her collection is displayed on all walls of the shop. Especially small plates with blue color [...]
Leo Lionni (1910-1999) was a popular artist of picture books for children. The heartwarming story of his books such as Frederick, 1967, The Alphabet Tree, 1968, Cornelius, 1983 etc. have been loved by not only children but also adults. This time, about 100 original paintings of his books, woodblock printings, and some sculptures will be [...]