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.
Copyright : 冨嶽三十六景 「神奈川沖浪裏」 This exhibition features Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) who was a popular artist of Ukiyoe in the Edo era. His famous works “Fugaku-sanjurokkei” -36 images of Mt. Fuji will be displayed this time. Works with images of Mt. Fuji by other artists in the same era, such as Kuniyoshi etc. will also be displayed. [...]
Bonsai is one of the world-famous Japanese cultural arts. It is a fine and unique aesthetic sense with which Japanese people transform big trees into the elaborate miniature works. You dan enjoy about 1000 bonsai of small size at this exhibition.
Copyright : 「縦走路」Traversing Path、アクリル・キャンバス、1986年 個人蔵 (c)Tsutomu Inuzuka Tsutomu Inuzuka painted the landscape of the Tama area in Tokyo and died on the mountain when he was 38 years old. Mountains, grasslands and trees in his paintings are amazingly elaborate like a photo. In this exhibition, about 110 works including rough drawings will be displayed.
Copyright : 月宮殿蒔絵水晶台 象彦(西村彦兵衛)製 明治～昭和時代 三井記念美術館蔵 The Mitsui Family, which is used to one of the zaibatsu in Japan, patronized the industrial arts in Kyoto in the Meiji era. The famous lacquer shop, Zohiko was also protected by The Mitsui and created the gorgeous gold lacquer called makie . This exhibition features Zohiko lacquer art and about 40 [...]
Ryukoku Museum was established in April in 2011 to introduce Buddhism with a wide perspective from the roots of Buddhism in India to the development of Buddhism in Japan. This exhibition features Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, and priest Shinran who brought Buddhism to the ordinary Japanese people in the 13th century. GTK would [...]