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“The Next Stage”: The New Exhibition at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

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 variety of pieces by contemporary artists on the theme of “The Next Stage”: suggestive of the transition from one season to the next, or the arrival of a new opportunity. In an ode to this bountiful season, one piece, “Cluster of Flowers” by Hideyuki Sakurai, has the Chinese characters 飛躍, meaning “leap” or “progress,” minutely painted on the underside each flower, carved from ivory. Another playful work by Ippu Wachi, “From Outer Space,” portrays a curious creature that has ventured far from its home planet.

  • April 1st ~ 30th, 10:00-17:00 (last admission 16:30)(closed from 13:00 on April 12 )
  • Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum
  • ¥1000

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