Kyoto Cultural Foundation

京都文化博物館

THE MUSEUM OF KYOTO

Kyoto Cultural Foundation

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■Museum Hours
Tuesday to Sunday
10:00a.m.- 7:30p.m.
(Entrance until 7:00p.m.)
■Special Exhibition
Tuesday – Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
(Entrance until 5:30p.m.)
Friday
Friday 10:00a.m.-7:30p.m.
(Entrance until 7:00 p.m.)
■Annex hall
10:00a.m.-7:30p.m.
(Except some Events)
■Roji Tempo-Shops and
 Restaurants

Please refer to the following for more information.
Shops & Restaurants
■Closed
Mondays and the year-end and New Year holidays
( December 28 - January 3 )
*open on Mondays that fall on national holidays, in which case the museum is closed on following day
**open on May 2 and 3, 2016

Audio guide and English speaking volunteer guides are available at the second floor exhibition.

“Kansai Museum 3 Day Free Admission Pass 18” available at the ticket counter on the first floor

別館沿革
店舗情報
3day free pass
平成28年度文化庁地域の核となる<br/>美術館・歴史博物館支援事業

English version

Special Exhibition

Special Exhibition “PARIS MAGNUM”

Place de I'Europe, gare Saint-Lazare, 1932 @Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos
▲Place de l'Europe. Gare Saint-Lazare. 1932. ©Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos
■ Period: Jul 1,2017 (Sat) - Sep 18,2017 (Mon)
■ Venue: The fourth floor

Exhibition

Kyoto art works and culture

Introducing the art and culture of Kyoto
This section looks at the fascination of Kyoto with display of local artworks arranged according to interesting themes.

Artist and Archaeologist in Modern Kyoto: Ota Kijiro and Hamada Kosaku

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■ Period: Jun 24,2017 (Sat) - Aug 20,2017 (Sun)
■ Venue: The second floor
In recent years, there have been increasing moves around the world to improve the way cultural legacies are protected, preserved for posterity, and utilized. As part of this trend, there is fresh attention—as shown by the World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8) held in 2016—on collaboration between art and archaeology, which is anticipated to breathe new life into the world of cultural heritage. This is what prompted the Art and Archaeology exhibition organized by the Museum of Kyoto in fiscal 2016, and the museum is now planning to explore in greater depth the people and stories behind some of the popular works in that exhibition. As the first of such an endeavor, Artist and Archaeologist in Kyoto highlights Hamada Kosaku, regarded as the father of Japanese archeology, and Ota Kijiro, a leading figure in modern Western-style painting in Kyoto and the Kansai region. Both made significant contributions to their respective fields, but it is not widely known that the two enjoyed a close friendship and collaborated to create highly unique works. Their collaborative works have important value as records of prominent figures in art and archeology, as a page in Japanese history, and as early Japanese examples of collaboration between art and archeology. This exhibition looks at the work and achievements of Hamada and Ota through such precious works.

Modern Kyoto from the old photographs

▲「祇園祭稚児の社参」(矢野家写真資料 明治~大正時代)
■ Period: Jul 1,2017 (Sat) - Sep 18,2017 (Mon)
■ Venue: The third floor

Kyoto festival

Displays of the festivals in Kyoto
We introduce festivals characteristic of Kyoto, focusing specially on the Gion Festival, an inheritance that has been passed down and celebrated since the 8th century. The exhibition contains a large variety of materials centering around a number of famous works that have been handed down in Yamahokocho town.

GION FESTIVAL -Culture and History of the Float Procession-

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■ Period: Jun 20,2017 (Tue) - Jul 30,2017 (Sun)
■ Venue: The second floor
This exhibition showcases the splendor of the Gion Festival’s Yamahoko Junko (procession of floats) and the many fascinating cultural traditions associated with the procession. Known as a leading festival of both Kyoto and the whole country, the Gion Festival has survived to this day after centuries evolving along with the history of Kyoto. The sumptuous Yamahoko floats decorated with fine arts and crafts from Japan, East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe are admired as “moving museums,” and are designated as National Important Tangible Folk Cultural Properties in addition to being inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Gion Festival is a quintessential urban Japanese festival. Urban festivals generate many distinctive cultural traditions as they develop in close association with the city’s inhabitants. Cultural traditions symbolic of Kyoto’s Gion Festival include the Chimaki charms, believed to offer protection from misfortune, and the custom of displaying family treasures to festival-goers during the Yoiyama (Procession Eve) period, both of which reflect how wholeheartedly local people have long enjoyed this festival. In addition to highlighting the many delights of the Gion Festival, the exhibition presents the exquisitely detailed paintings of Gion Festival floats created by the late Nishiwaki Tomokazu.

Exhibition

In the third floor exhibition gallery, we introduce works of arts and crafts in the possession of Kyoto Prefecture and other excellent works related to Kyoto.

Kyoto history

Introducing 1200 years of history
In this section, we introduce the outline of Kyoto, the historical city, in various eras from the 8th century to the 20th century.

Film Theater

The theater shows visual culture items, introducing classic films owned by Kyoto Prefecture and special features centering around famous films. You will enjoy watching these famous productions in the fine surroundings geared to heighten your appreciation.

The 120th anniversary of Japanese cinema - Great classic works Vol. 5

【日本映画120年記念企画】 古典・名作映画ノススメ 5
■ Period: Jun 27,2017 (Tue) - Jul 30,2017 (Sun)
■ Venue: The third floor

The 120th anniversary of Japanese cinema - Great classic works Vol. 6

日本映画120年記念企画】 古典・名作映画ノススメ 6
■ Period: Aug 1,2017 (Tue) - Aug 31,2017 (Thr)
■ Venue: The third floor

Kinder Film Fest Kyoto

第23回京都国際子ども映画祭
■ Period: Aug 3,2017 (Thr) - Aug 5,2017 (Sat)
■ Venue: The third floor
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Calendar Access
Information Access

■Museum Hours
Tuesday to Sunday
10:00a.m.- 7:30p.m.
(Entrance until 7:00p.m.)
■Special Exhibition
Tuesday – Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
(Entrance until 5:30p.m.)
Friday
Friday 10:00a.m.-7:30p.m.
(Entrance until 7:00 p.m.)
■Annex hall
10:00a.m.-7:30p.m.
(Except some Events)
■Roji Tempo-Shops and
 Restaurants

Shops : Close at 7:30p.m.
Restaurants : Close at 8:30p.m.
■Closed
Mondays and the year-end and New Year holidays
( December 28 - January 3 )
*open on Mondays that fall on national holidays, in which case the museum is closed on following day
**open on May 2 and 3, 2016

Audio guide and English speaking volunteer guides are available at the second floor exhibition.

“Kansai Museum 3 Day Free Admission Pass 18” available at the ticket counter on the first floor

別館沿革
店舗情報
3day free pass
平成28年度文化庁地域の核となる美術館・歴史博物館支援事業