Okura Shukokan Museum of Fine Arts - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Okura Shukokan Museum of Fine Arts. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Okura Collection III - The Story of  Arts and Craft - Skill and Aesthetic”

    “Okura Collection III - The Story of Arts and Craft - Skill and Aesthetic”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-01-02 - 2014-03-30

    The Okura Shukokan Museum of Fine Arts places a spotlight on a select range of the craft works in its collection, paying attention to form, design and tradition, with examples of lacquer work, textiles,...More »

  • poster for “The Painted City - Kaifeng, Hangzhou, Kyoto, Edo”

    “The Painted City - Kaifeng, Hangzhou, Kyoto, Edo”

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2013-10-05 - 2013-12-15

    Bringing a close up on the 4 major cities on China and Japan across the middle ages to modern era as depicted by artists capturing the urban landscapes and customs of the time, accompanied by the unveiling...More »

  • poster for Okura Collection II- Famous Japanese Paintings

    Okura Collection II- Famous Japanese Paintings

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-08-03 - 2013-09-29

    Outstanding modern Japanese paintings dating from the Meiji through Showa eras that showcased Japanese aesthetics to the world.More »

  • poster for 4th Foundation of Japanese Sword Culture Contest: Ancient Skills, Treasures of the Future

    4th Foundation of Japanese Sword Culture Contest: Ancient Skills, Treasures of the Future

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2013-06-08 - 2013-07-28

    Sword craftsmen’s daily practices and contributions to posterity preserve sword culture as a symbol of Japan. This exhibition presents top prize winners in a public contest for swords, polishings, and...More »

  • poster for Okura Collection - Painting from the Middle and Early Modern Age

    Okura Collection - Painting from the Middle and Early Modern Age

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-04-06 - 2013-05-26

    An exhibition introducing select works from the middle ages to the early modern era, including examples of Buddhist painting, samples of the Kano school and folding screen painting along with the special...More »

  • poster for "The Opposition of Beauty by Modern Painting" Exhibition

    "The Opposition of Beauty by Modern Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-01-02 - 2013-03-17

    Features Japanese paintings from the museum's collection, divided into east or west depending on the artist's birthplace.More »

  • poster for "The Road to India" Exhibition

    "The Road to India" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2012-10-06 - 2012-12-16

    On display are works of art that connect the two cultures of India and Japan, which have had exchanges between them since antiquity due to Buddhism.More »

  • poster for "National Treasures: Kokin Wakashu & Japanese Calligraphy" Exhibition

    "National Treasures: Kokin Wakashu & Japanese Calligraphy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Product - Talks
    • 2012-08-04 - 2012-09-30

    Following three years of restoration, the Kokin Wakashu collection of ancient poetry will now be on display as a copy in its entirety..More »

  • poster for "Treasures of the Kanze School" Exhibition

    "Treasures of the Kanze School" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Crafts
    • 2012-04-07 - 2012-06-03

    This exhibition showcases Noh masks, costumes, scripts and other materials from the Kanze school.More »

  • poster for "Snuff Bottles from the Shoichiro Oki Collection" Exhibition

    "Snuff Bottles from the Shoichiro Oki Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2012-01-02 - 2012-03-25

    Snuff bottles containing powdered tobacco mixed with fragrances gained popularity in China around the mid 17th century. These bottles were decorated with agate, crystal, glass, ivory and various other...More »

  • poster for "The World of Japanese Motifs" Exhibition

    "The World of Japanese Motifs" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2011-10-01 - 2011-12-18

    On display are Noh costumes, lacquerware and other crafts that convey a unique Japanese aesthetic handed down through the ages.More »

  • poster for "Musical Instruments in Art" Exhibition

    "Musical Instruments in Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-08-02 - 2011-09-25

    This exhibition showcases a selection of paintings depicting musical instruments drawn from the museum collection. [Image: Shinsui Ito, "Light Rain"]More »

  • poster for "Traditional Techniques and Creative Beauty: 2nd New Japanese Swords" Exhibition

    "Traditional Techniques and Creative Beauty: 2nd New Japanese Swords" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2011-06-12 - 2011-07-24

    Presents the work of the artisans continuing the work of Japan's sword (katana) traditions.More »

  • poster for Sanae Hattori Exhibition

    Sanae Hattori Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2011-04-02 - 2011-05-29

    Sanae Hattori has been creating crafts out of traditional Japanese patterned fabrics for over 30 years. This exhibition features pieces from her new Buddhist statue series. [Image: Bridal Robe with...More »

  • poster for "The Splendor of Modernity" Exhibition

    "The Splendor of Modernity" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2011-01-02 - 2011-03-21

    Japanese culture from the late Edo period through to the Meiji Restoration saw the emergence of new exchanges and contacts with foreign countries. New influences from abroad were absorbed while vernacular...More »

  • poster for "Dining Table Dream - From Baroque to Rococo" Exhibition

    "Dining Table Dream - From Baroque to Rococo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2010-10-02 - 2010-12-19

    Meissen porcelain was the first hard-paste porcelain to be manufactured in Europe when the Meissen workshop was founded in 1710. This exhibition commemorates the 300th anniversary of the founding of the...More »

  • poster for "In Search of the Pure Land: Buddhist Art from the Okura Collection" Exhibition

    "In Search of the Pure Land: Buddhist Art from the Okura Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2010-08-01 - 2010-09-26

    This exhibition focuses on a selection of works from the Okura collection that address the image of the "pure land" found in Buddhist teachings, including "Portrait of 16 Arhats" (an important cultural...More »

  • "New Japanese Katanas" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2010-06-13 - 2010-07-25
  • poster for "Invigorating Japanese Art" Exhibition

    "Invigorating Japanese Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-04-01 - 2010-06-06

    Japan's four distinct seasons and its accompanying changes have led to a unique way of life surrounded by nature and cultivated particular Japanese aesthetic forms. This exhibition showcases recent and...More »

  • poster for "Okura Collection: Noh Masks and Costumes" Exhibition

    "Okura Collection: Noh Masks and Costumes" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2010-01-02 - 2010-03-14

    "Noh", the Japanese traditional performing arts established during the Muromachi Period, was fancied especially among the warrior caste and protected by the shogun and daimyo families. Okura Shukokan...More »

  • poster for "Negoro Lacquerware" Exhibition

    "Negoro Lacquerware" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2009-10-03 - 2009-12-13

    Deriving its name from high-quality vermilion lacquerware produced in the mountain where Negoro-ji Temple is situated, "negoro" has recently attracted much attention thanks to its functional form and vivid...More »

  • poster for "Paintings of Flower from the Museum Collection -Flowers in Japanese and Asian Art"

    "Paintings of Flower from the Museum Collection -Flowers in Japanese and Asian Art"

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2009-08-04 - 2009-09-27

    Colorful and glamorous images of flowers have always attracted people regardless of time and place. In Japan, people are fascinated with flowers of each season and attempt to visualize their sensual beauty....More »

  • poster for "Kihachiro Okura and Okura Shukokan" Exhibition

    "Kihachiro Okura and Okura Shukokan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2009-07-04 - 2009-07-28

    Kihachiro Okura, founder of the Okura Shukokan Museum of Fine Arts, was born in Shibata, Echigo (present Niigata prefecture) in 1837. He moved to Edo at the age of 18 during the turbulent days of the late...More »

  • poster for Itaro Yamaguchi "Tale of Genji Brocaded Picture Scrolls Exhibition"

    Itaro Yamaguchi "Tale of Genji Brocaded Picture Scrolls Exhibition"

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    • 2009-04-02 - 2009-06-28

    Born in Nishijin, Kyoto, in 1901, Itaro Yamaguchi devoted his whole life to producing textile. Driven by the strong aspiration to work on a textile piece that no one had ever realized, Yamaguchi withdrew...More »

  • poster for "Esposizione d'Arte Giapponese, Roma, 1930" Exhibition

    "Esposizione d'Arte Giapponese, Roma, 1930" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-01-02 - 2009-03-15

    In 1930, an exhibition of Japanese art so called "Rome Exhibition" was organized by the Italian government at Palazzo Nazionale delle Esposizioni. Plutocrat Kishichiro Okura, who just succeeded the family...More »

  • poster for "All About Batik" Exhibition

    "All About Batik" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2008-10-18 - 2008-12-21

    Batik is a dyeing technique that uses wax to create complex textile patterns. Mainly originating from Indonesia, it encompasses a wide range of styles influenced by local Indonesian culture and history....More »

  • "Paper Materials" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-08-01 - 2008-10-12

    Ever since the birth of papermaking in China about 2000 years ago, paper has served to record human activities through text and pictures and also utilized to create objects, supporting the development...More »

  • poster for "Treasures of Todaiji Temple" Exhibition

    "Treasures of Todaiji Temple" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2008-05-24 - 2008-07-21
  • poster for "Gorgeous Japanese Swords" Exhibition

    "Gorgeous Japanese Swords" Exhibition

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    • 2008-04-06 - 2008-05-18
  • poster for Tessei Tomioka Exhibition

    Tessei Tomioka Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-10-06 - 2007-12-16

    Tessei Tomioka (1836-1924) was an innovative painter who contributed to the Bunjin school of painting. He was born at the end of the Edo Era and patiently improved his skills as a painter during his 89...More »

  • poster for 13th Treasured Works from the Collection Exhibition

    13th Treasured Works from the Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-08-01 - 2007-08-24

    This is the 13th time this charity event has been held, putting 100 works of painting from the 19th to 20th centuries. On display will be portraits, still lives and landscapes from the Barbizon School...More »

  • poster for Paintings of Flora and Fauna from the Museum Collection

    Paintings of Flora and Fauna from the Museum Collection

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-01-02 - 2007-03-18

    This style of painting that celebrates nature was originally developed as one of the major genres in China at the end of the Tang Dynasty. In China, the approach towards the motifs was objective and they...More »

  • poster for "The Lives and Dreams of Ancient China - Architecture, People and Animals" Exhibition

    "The Lives and Dreams of Ancient China - Architecture, People and Animals" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2006-10-07 - 2006-12-10

    The people of ancient China believed that the souls of the dead remained in their tombs until eternity. This exhibition presents the "Meiki" ceramics and other materials that were entombed with the deceased...More »

  • poster for Gold Artworks from the Museum Collection

    Gold Artworks from the Museum Collection

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2006-08-03 - 2006-10-01

    This exhibition presents Buddhist and Shinto artifacts made of gold. During the exhibition period, from 3rd August to 3rd September a collection of poetry written on scrolls will also be on display. More »

  • poster for "Japan and Europe" Exhibition

    "Japan and Europe" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-08-03 - 2006-08-24

    The 12th exhibition of it's kind, taking "scenes of flora and fauna" as its theme, this show brings together Japanese Nihonga painting, European oil paintings and Japanese-made Western-style oil paintings...More »

  • poster for Zuijin Scrolls - The Art of Men

    Zuijin Scrolls - The Art of Men

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-06-03 - 2006-07-30

    A "zuijin" (attendant) refers to the person who accompanies members of the Imperial Family as a bodyguard when they go out. They are known for their incredibly refined good looks. The zuijin scrolls which...More »

  • poster for Edo Painting connected to Harima - Focussing on Okyo, Rosetsu and Jakuchu

    Edo Painting connected to Harima - Focussing on Okyo, Rosetsu and Jakuchu

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Crafts
    • 2006-04-01 - 2006-05-28

    The Harima area, present day Hyogo prefecture, is situated almost in the middle of Japan in between the Sea of Japan and the Seto Inland Sea. Prosperous because of its location, it was visited by many...More »

  • poster for The "Noh" Part

    The "Noh" Part

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2006-01-02 - 2006-03-13

    This spring, the Okura Shukokan Museum and the Sen-oku Hakuko Kan Bunkan work together for a second time on an exhibition about Noh. This time, aside from masks and costumes, other attributes and accessories...More »

  • Painting of Kano School

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-10-07 - 2005-12-18

    "Those who set their heart on becoming a painter call on the Kanoh school at least once in their life", or so it is said of the Kanoh school, which generation after generation produced some of the most...More »

  • poster for Fashion and the Silk Road

    Fashion and the Silk Road

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2005-08-06 - 2005-09-30

    This exhibition will introduce the beautiful different fashion styles found on the Silk Road from ancient times to present day. The history of the Silk Road is one of colorful exchange, which can be seen...More »

  • poster for Akiko Yosano Exhibition

    Akiko Yosano Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2005-06-24 - 2005-07-31

    The "female writers in Japan" exhibition celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, with Akiko Yosano exhibition. She's had a great influence on Japan's literary world. On display will be 80 of her tankas...More »

  • poster for The World of Mandara

    The World of Mandara

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2005-04-01 - 2005-06-19

    This exhibition's aim is to share a world view of Tibetan Buddhism Art, which Baron Kihachiro Okura, the founder of the museum, regarded as being of the highest value. Besides Tamashige collection that...More »

  • poster for The Noh

    The Noh

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2005-01-02 - 2005-03-13

    Okura Shukokan Museum of Fine Arts is willing to spice up the opening of 2005. In cooperation with Sen-oku Hakuko Kan, which is located a couple minutes walk from Okura Shukokan, they exhibite the works...More »

  • poster for Joryuri and Edo Culture- Okura Collection II

    Joryuri and Edo Culture- Okura Collection II

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2004-10-05 - 2004-12-19

    Over 400 pieces of script books for bunraku from Edo Period.More »

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