Museum & Gallery Guide 2017 August

Museum & Gallery Guide 2017 August

  1. ■Downtown area
    ●Dohjidai Gallery of Art
    同時代ギャラリー
    A contemporary art gallery located in the liveliest area in the center of downtown featuring a wide variety of art forms and artists
    12:00-19:00
    Closed: Mon.
    Tel:075-256-6155
    www.dohjidai.com
     
    ●Kyoto Art Center
    京都芸術センター
    Promoting arts in a comprehensive way by a collaboration between the city of Kyoto, artists and other people related to art
    A wide range of art & performing arts events are held every month
    Quiet cafe/bar on the 1st floor
    10:00-20:00
    Tel: 075-213-1000
    www.kac.or.jp
     
    ●The Museum of Kyoto
    京都文化博物館
    Kyoto art and craft masterworks, film and theatre exhibits, Kyoto archaeological artifacts, local crafts and more
    Until Sept. 18: PARIS MAGNUM:
    To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Magnum Photos Foundation, approx.
    130 photographic works will be exhibited featuring Paris
    ¥1,000
    Quality shops,restaurants and cafe
    10:00-18:00 (enter by 17:30), until 19:30 on Fri.
    Closed: Mon.
    Tel: 075-222-0888
    www.bunpaku.or.jp
     
    ●Kyoto International Manga Museum
    京都国際マンガミュージアム
    Japan’s only museum featuring the world of manga
    A collection of more than 300,000 manga and related materials
    10:00-18:00 (until 17:30 at themuseum)
    Closed: Wed.
    ¥800
    Tel:075-254-7414
    www.kyotomm.jp
     
    ●MATSUO MEGUMI + VOICE GALLERY pfs/w
    ヴォイスギャラリー
    Contemporary art galleryintroducing a variety of artists
    11:00-19:00
    Closed: Sun. & Mon.
    On the east side of Tominokoji, north of Takatsuji
    Tel:075-341-0222
    www.voicegallery.org
     
    ■Gion area
    ●eN arts
    エンアーツ
    A fine contemporary art gallery in Maruyama Park
    12:00-18:00
    Open only Fri., Sat., Sun.
    Tel:075- 525-2355
    en-arts.com
     
    ●Yasui Kompira Ema Museum
    金比羅絵馬館
    An extraordinary collection of ema, a common form of hand-painted wooden shrine votive prayer tablet
    10:00-16:00
    Closed: Mon. & the end of the year
    ¥500
    Tel:075-561-5127
    www.yasui-konpiragu.or.jp
     
    ●Kahitsukan Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art
    何必館・京都現代美術館
    A fantastic private museum with four serene floors of wonderful Japanese paintings, a few exquisite works of sculpture, and a tea ceremony room facing a rooftop moss garden
    Until Sept. 24: Rosanjin Kitaoji Exhibition
    Approx. 100 works by Rosanjin Kitaoji (1883-1959), the modern Japanese genius of art (calligraphy, pottery, carving, paintings, etc.) and gourmet
    10:00-18:00 (enter by 17:30)
    Closed: Mon.
    ¥1,000
    Tel:075-525-1311
    www.kahitsukan.or.jp
     
    ■Heian Shrine area
    ●Hosomi Museum
    細見美術館
    Excellent private collections mainly featuring Rimpa artists and Japanese decorative arts such as makie, lacquerware, tea bowls, etc.
    Until Aug. 20: Fabrics Tracing Passageways – Textiles from the SAITO Collection
    Ancient fabrics from China, gorgeous and decorative woven fabrics from Kyoto and a selection from the valuable fabric collection of Gion Saito, the long-established kimono merchant
    Fine museum shop, cafe & restaurant
    10:00-18:00(enter by 17:30)
    Closed: Mon.
    ¥1,200
    Tel:075-752-5555
    www.emuseum.or.jp
     
    ●Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
    京都市美術館
    A comprehensive exhibition featuring a wide range of art works (Japanese-style painting, Western-style painting, crafts, sculpture, prints and calligraphy)
    9:00-17:00(enter by 16:30)
    Closed: Mon.
    Tel:075-7714107
    www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp/bunshi/kmma
     
    ●Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts
    京都伝統産業ふれあい館
    Exhibits and information related to all of Kyoto’s craft traditions including educational videos and a small library Guidance available in English, Chinese and Korean
    Traditional Craft Demonstrations: Visitors can observe experienced Kyoto craftsmen at work
    Free of charge
    9:00-17:00
    Tel: 075-762-2670
    www.kmtc.jp
     
    ●Mori Yu Gallery Kyoto
    モリユウギャラリー
    Featuring pop culture and contemporary art
    12:00-19:00
    Closed: Mon., Tues. & national holidays
    Tel: 075-950-5230
    www.moriyu-gallery.com
     
    ●Namikawa Cloisonné Museum of Kyoto
    並河靖之七宝記念館
    Namikawa Yasuyuki(1845-1927) was the greatest Japanese modern master of cloisonné (enamelware)
    Set in an extraordinary old building built in 1894
    ¥600
    10:00-16:30
    Closed Mon., Thurs., summer & winter holidaly weeks
    Tel: 075-752-3277 (only Japanese spoken)
    www8.plala.or.jp/nayspo/
     
    The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
    京都国立近代美術館
    Selected works including Japanese paintings, Western paintings, prints,sculpture, crafts (ceramics, textiles, metal works,wood and bamboo works, lacquers and jewelry)and photography in the Collection Gallery
    Until Aug. 6:Mastery of an Art
    Van Cleef & Arpels – High Jewelry and Japanese Crafts
    Focusing on fine Japanese and French craftsmanship,showcases beautiful works that are products of artistic mastery¥1,500
    9:30-17:00 (enter by 16:30)
    Closed: Mon.
    Tel: 075-761-4111
    www.momak.go.jp


  2. Gozan-no Okuribi fire ritual represented by beautiful tie-dye techniques; Kyoto Shibori Museum

    ■Imperial Palace area
    ●Horino Memorial Museum
    キンシ正宗・堀野記念館
    Formerly the residence of the founder of Kinshi Masamune (one of Japan's most respected sake producers), visitors can
    see how sake is made and enjoy the taste of freshly brewed sake
    11:00-17:00 (beer hall:11:30-21:00)
    Closed: Mon.
    ¥300
    Tel:075-223-2072
    www.kinshimasamune.com
     
    ●Imura Art Gallery
    イムラアートギャラリー
    Featuring inspiring and upcoming contemporary artists; On the north side of Marutamachi, east of Kawabata
    12:00-19:00
    Closed: Mon., Sun., national holidays
    Tel: 075-761-7372
    www.imuraart.com
     
    ■Kyoto Shibori Museum
    京都絞り工芸館
    Learn traditional shibori dyeing (a Japanese tie-dye textile technique)
    Until Aug. 31:The Beauty of Shibori and Its 1300-Year
    History: A huge silk screen (2.5m x 6m) created by traditional Japanese shibori dyeing techniques with the motif of Gozan-no Okuribi(bonfires on five mountains) in Kyoto and a“Shibori Earth” object (2.5m in diameter)
    The experience takes about 90 min.
    ¥3,000
    Reservations required
    9:00-17:00
    ¥500
    Tel:075-221-4252
    shibori.jp
     
    ●Raku Museum
    樂美術館
    The museum collection consisting primarily of ceramics made by successive heads of the Raku family,
    related documents and tea utensils passed down over the generations reflecting more than 450 years of its history
    Tel: 075-414-0304
    www.raku-yaki.or.jp
     
    ●Rokurokudo
    六々堂
    A sophisticated gallery featuring a wide collection of pottery, ranging from those by upcoming young artists to truly
    respected artisans, as well as contemporary art works
    With authentic tea ceremony rooms
    Contemporary and sophisticated porcelain vessels and artistic objects
    11:00-19:00
    Closed irregularly
    Tel: 075-212-0166
    www.rokurokudo.jp
     
    ■North area
    ●Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden & Museum
    白沙村荘 橋本関雪記念館
    Former residence of a distinguished Kyoto artist, Kansetsu Hashimoto (1883-1945)
    The gardens are an oasis of calm and tranquility and superb art works by Kansetsu
    Nice cafe and restaurant too
    10:00-17:00
    ¥1,300
    Tel:075-751-0446
    www.hakusasonso.jp
     
    ●Nishijin Textile Center
    西陣織会館
    The center features Nishijin textiles, the kimono and obi textile arts of Kyoto
    Demonstration by real Nishijin weavers on Jacquard looms and many Nishijin textile products in the shop
    Kimono show is on almost every hour (10:00-16:00
    10:00-18:00
    Tel: 075-451-9231
    www.nishijinori.jp
     
    ●Urasenke Chado Research Center
    裏千家茶道資料館
    This center, the headquarters of Japan’s leading tea ceremony school, regularly features exhibitions related to Chado, the Way of Tea
    9:30-16:30
    Closed: Mon.
    ¥700 (Special Exhibition: ¥1,000)
    Tel: 075-431-6474
    www.urasenke.or.jp
     
    ■Kiyomizu Temple area
    ●Kawai Kanjiro’s House
    河井寛次郎記念館
    The fascinating home and studio of the mingei (Japanese folk craft) potter/designer, Kanjiro Kawai (1890-1966)
    Fine example of sophisticated Japanese old house with climbing kilns
    10:00-17:00
    Closed: Mon. & Aug. 12-21
    ¥900
    Tel: 075-561-3585
    www.kanjiro.jp
     
    ●Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum
    清水三年坂美術館
    The first museum in Japan to build up a permanent collection of metalwork, cloisonné,makie, lacquerware and Kyoto Satsuma Ware artworks from the late Edo to the early Meiji Period (17-19th century)
    Until Aug. 13: Works by Imperial Household Artists “Makie”
    Elaborate collection featuring decorative makie art works created by special artists who were appointed by the Imperial family
    10:00-17:00
    Closed: Mon. & Tues.
    ¥800
    Tel: 075-532-4270
    www. sannenzaka-museum.co.jp
     
    ●Kodaiji Sho Museum
    高台寺掌美術館
    Many priceless pieces of artistic makie (lacquer ware sprinkled with gold or silver powder) possessed by Kodai-ji Temple and historical artifacts
    9:30-18:00 (until 21:30 during Kodai-ji Temple’s nighttime opening)
    ¥300 (¥600 for combination ticket with Kodai-ji Temple)
    Tel: 075-561-1414
    www.kodaiji.com/museum
     
    ●Memorial Museum of Kondo Yuzo
    近藤悠三記念館
    Ceramic works by Kondo Yuzo (1902-1985), a Living National Treasure known for his exquisite pottery glaze paintings¥500
    10:00-17:00
    Closed Wed.
    Tel:075-561-2917
    yuzo.kondo-kyoto.com


  3. ■Kyoto Station area
    ●Kyoto National Museum
    京都国立博物館
    The museum collects and preserves venerable works of art and archaeological artifacts from Japan as well as other Asian countries
    Until Sept. 3: Aquarium at the Kyoto National Museum
    What Kind of Fish Can You Find?
    Organized with the Kyoto Aquarium,the exhibition provides an opportunity to explore a wide variety of aquatic life through art works
    ¥520
    9:30-17:00 (enter by 16:30),until 20:30 on Fri. & Sat. in Aug.
    Closed Mon.
    Tel:075-525-2473
    www.kyohaku.go.jp
     
    ●Kyoto Railway Museum
    京都鉄道博物館
    A museum featuring everything about railway culture in Japan
    53 train vehicles including 20 locomotives, the“0”Series first Shinkansen (bullet train) from 1964 and more
    Visitors can ride in passenger cars pulled by actual steam locomotives
    ¥1,200 (additional ¥300 for the steam locomotive)
    10:00-17:30 (enter by 17:00)
    Closed: Wed.
    www.kyotorailwaymuseum.jp
     
    ●Museum Eki KYOTO (7F Isetan Dept. Store)
    美術館「えき」KYOTO
    This small museum in the Isetan department store regularly holds special exhibitions
    10:00-20:00 (enter by 19:30)
    Tel: 075-352-1111
    kyoto.wjrisetan.co.jp/museum
     
    ●The Kyocera Museum of Art
    京セラ美術館
    A vast collections of artwork including Pablo Picasso’s copper plate print series 347, Japanese & Western paintings, pottery, sculptures, glassart pieces, and many more works collected by Kyocera
    10:00-17:00
    Admission free
    Tel:075-604-3518
    1F of Kyocera Corporation Global Head Office
    global.kyocera.com/company/csr/others/museum.html
     
    ■Other areas
    ●Byodo-in Museum Hosho-kan
    平等院ミュージアム鳳翔館
    Byodo-in Temple’s (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) museum was designed to securely house the temple’s many national
    treasures in a facility suitable for public viewing
    Also has a superb gift shop
    9:00-17:00
    ¥600
    Tel: 0774-21-2861
    www.byodoin.or.jp
     
    ●Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
    月桂冠大倉記念館
    This museum introduces the fascinating history of sake brewing through its valuable collection of traditional brewing
    tools and other interesting exhibits related to the production of sake
    Sake tasting is included in the tour
    9:30-16:30
    Closed: mid-Aug. & at the end and beginning of the year
    ¥300
    Tel: 075-623-2056
    www.gekkeikan.co.jp
     
    ●Miho Museum
    ミホミュージアム
    Designed by the world-renowned architect I. M. Pei, opened in November 1997
    The museum’s stunning collection includes Japanese tea ceremony art, Buddhist art, Japanese ceramics, and masterpiece works from ancient civilizations the world over
    10:00-17:00 (enter by 16:00)
    Closed: Mon. & between exhibitions
    ¥1,100
    Tel: 0748-82-3411
    miho.jp
     
    ●Sagawa Art Museum
    佐川美術館
    Amongst lush natural surroundings and with a view of Lake Biwa
    An exhibition of works by outstanding artists that embodies the spirit of Japanese art
    Ikuo Hirayama (painter), Churyo Sato (sculptor), and Kichizaemon Raku (ceramic artist)
    9:30-17:00
    Closed: Mon.
    ¥1,000
    From JR Moriyama Station, take a bus and get off at Sagawa Art Museum (approx.30 min.)
    Tel: 077-585-7800
    www.sagawaartmuseum.or.jp



The information on this site is reprinted from the August 2017 issue of Kyoto Visitor's Guide. ◎AD BRAIN INC. Published on 17.07.27

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