[Image: Toshijiro Inagaki "Tale of Heike (Hiyodorigoe) 1" 1959) Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art Collection]

Collection Room [Summer 2023] "Living National Treasure Toshijiro Inagaki - Touching the Spirit of Fun"

Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art
The Collection Room allows visitors to fully experience the fascinating aspects of Kyoto art through special exhibits featuring popular artists and themes that represent Kyoto.

Toshijiro Inagaki (1902-1963), a kata-e dye artist and holder of an Important Intangible Cultural Property, created a series of works that followed traditional production techniques and elaborated designs within the limitations of these techniques. Inagaki's works show not only a high level of technical perfection, such as the skillful incorporation of hangings (connections between designs or between designs and molds) as part of the design but also a sense of playfulness, such as the artist's use of coincidental elements such as dye rubbing and blotting that occur during the production process.

This special exhibition focuses on Inagaki's newly acquired works, which have been donated to the museum. The exhibition will also shed light on the depth of kata-e-dyeing and its appeal through the artist's outstanding individual expression and Inagaki's playful spirit.


Jun 23 (Fri) 2023-Sep 24 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed during the New Year holidays. (12/28-1/2)
FeeAdults ¥730; Elementary, Junior High and High School Students ¥300; Kyoto City residents ¥520; Elementary, Junior High and High School Students residing in Kyoto city free.
VenueKyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art
Location124 Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-8344
Access8 minute walk from exit 1 at Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway line, 16 minute walk from exit 12 at Sanjo Station on the Keihan line; From JR Kyoto Station, take the #5 or #86 Kyoto City bus and get off at Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae.