Colorful Paper - The World of Ryoshi Paper

Okura Shukokan Museum of Fine Arts

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*In compliance with instructions from the Japanese government, Okura Museum of Art will be closed its facility and exhibition from April 27th until further notice to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“Ryoshi” is paper used for calligraphy. This exhibition showcases “colorful paper” made from ryoshi, including paper for paintings.

In this exhibition, we will introduce the Daishomu, a solemn sutra from the Nara period (710-794), the Preface to the Kokin Waka Shu, and the Ishiyamagiri, which convey the prosperity of the aristocracy of the Nara period (710-794), the Otsu-e, which is being reevaluated as an Edo period painting, and Chikami Tanaka’s elaborate reproduction of the Heike Nassho.

The exhibition will shed light on the paper decorations of each period that reflected the wishes and aesthetic sense of the people and explore the prayers and dreams entrusted to them, as well as the changes in beauty.



from April 06, 2021 to June 06, 2021


Adults ¥1000; University and High School Students ¥800; Junior High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.


Address: 2-10-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001
Phone: 03-3583-0781 Fax: 03-5575-5712

8 minute walk from exit 4b at Kamiyacho Station on the Hibiya line, 7 minute walk from exit 3 at Roppongi-itchome Station on the Namboku line, 9 minute walk from exit 3 at Toranomon Station on the Ginza line.

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