Kyoto from Inside and Outside: Scenes on Panels and Folding Screens

Tokyo National Museum

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Kyoto is a fascinating city that welcomes many visitors from Japan and abroad each year. As the capital of Japan for many centuries until the 19th century, Kyoto has nurtured traditional cultures and continued them for generations, a factor which is greatly connected to the city’s allure. This exhibition invites visitors to experience a unique world of Kyoto aesthetics. The displayed works focus on masterpieces of large-scale depictions of town life and seasonal views of the city known as Scenes in and around Kyoto, along with interior panel paintings that adorned three symbolic Kyoto locations: The Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Nijo Castle, and Ryoanji temple known for its rock garden. A particular highlight is the stunning display of a room of Nijo Castle, reproduced with spectacular panel paintings which have recently been restored.

[Related Event]
Forward to the Past - Exploring the Kyoto of 400 Years Ago
Date: 19th October(Sat) 13:30-15:00
Speaker: Masato Matsushima (Curator of Japanese Painting, Tokyo National Museum)
Capacity: 380 participants

For further information on events please refer to the museum’s website.

[Image: Iwasa Matabe “Scenes In and Around Kyoto”, Edo period, 17th century



From 2013-10-08 To 2013-12-01
Open on 14th October and 4th November(Monday/Public Holiday), closed the following Tuesdays 15th October and 5th November



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