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.
Konoe Family The Dynasty’s Elegance -Yomeibunko’s Treasures 8 -
The uchiki is a garment with wide sleeve opening that was worn by women in the imperial court. Clothing worn by the nobility originated in garments donned when attending the court in ancient times, and reached maturity during the Heian period. Attire then became simplified with the passing eras. However, while the junihitoe, or 12-layered robe, as formal wear for women received some modifications over time, the basic style has remained essentially unchanged. Still today, it can be seen as attire worn during imperial weddings and similar formal occasions. Meanwhile, the keiko, or uchigibakama, is said to have come into use as day-to-day wear around the middle of the Heian period. This was a combination of the uchiki, hakama (a pleated trousers), and hitoe (an unlined robe). The keiko became ceremonial wear during the Edo period. In the Meiji period, the keiko acquired a place alongside European attire in the imperial court, when it was formally established as ceremonial wear for women in the imperial family and court. This exhibition introduces uchiki and related materials drawn from collections held by Kyoto Prefecture. You are invited into the world of apparel beauty for women of the imperial court – attire supported by high-level weaving technology (for example, double-weave) for creation of complex designs, light gauzes and more.
- Period :
- September 15 - November 4, 2018
- Venue :
- The second floor
- Hours :
- 10:00 – 19:30 *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
- Closed :
- Mondays, except October 22
- Admission :
- -Adult : 500yen -University Student : 400yen -High School Student and under : Free
*There is a 20% discount for groups of 20 or more.
*Special exhibitions carry a separate charge.
*Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each. Please present Disabled Person’s Notebook or similar identification.
▲Uchiki Moegi Hanabishi Kikko jimon Shirobotan Marumon Futae orimono, Meiji period?
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 Exhibition of collection in Aburatenjinyama
Gion Festival Exhibition of collection in Hachimanyama
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.
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.
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.