Kobayakawa Shusei: A Life of Journey and Requiem

The Museum of Kyoto

poster for Kobayakawa Shusei: A Life of Journey and Requiem
[Image: Shusei Kobayakawa "Future" (1926) Private Collection]

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Closed Today (Monday)

Presenting some 110 works, including newly discovered war paintings, mainly from the private collection of Nihonga war painter Shusei Kobayakawa (1885–1974). The artist’s first major retrospective includes works spanning his career and goes beyond famous war paintings such as “Kuni no Tate” (Shield of the Nation), which was rejected by the Japanese army and kept in secrecy for many years.



from August 07, 2021 to September 26, 2021
Exhibition Hours 10:00-18:00


Adults ¥1400, University and High School Students ¥1100, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥500

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 19:30
Closed on Mondays
Note:Until 18:00 during Special Exhibition. Until 19:30 on Fridays during Special Exhibitions.


Address: 623-1 Higashikatamachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8183
Phone: 075-222-0888 Fax: 075-222-0889

3 minute walk from exit 5 at Karasuma Oike Station on the Karasuma subway line, 7 minute walk from exit 16 at Karasuma Station on the Hankyu line, 15 minute walk from exit 6 at Sanjo Station on the Keihan line.

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