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Kyoto from Inside and Outside: Scenes on Panels and Folding Screens

Kyoto from Inside and Outside: Scenes on Panels and Folding Screens
Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries   October 8, 2013 (Tue) - December 1, 2013 (Sun)

  
Scenes In and Around Kyoto, By Iwasa Matabe, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)

Kyoto is a fascinating city that welcomes many visitors from Japan and abroad each year. As the capital of Japan for many centuries until the 19th century, Kyoto has nurtured traditional cultures and continued them for generations, a factor which is greatly connected to the city’s allure. This exhibition invites visitors to experience a unique world of Kyoto aesthetics. The displayed works focus on masterpieces of large-scale depictions of town life and seasonal views of the city known as Scenes in and around Kyoto, along with interior panel paintings that adorned three symbolic Kyoto locations: The Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Nijo Castle, and  Ryoanji temple known for its rock garden. A particular highlight is the stunning display of a room of Nijo Castle, reproduced with spectacular panel paintings which have recently been restored.

General Information

Period Tuesday, October 8 - Sunday, December 1, 2013
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours

9:30 - 17:00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Fridays and November 2, 3, until 20:00
November 4 until 18:00
November 23, 24, and 27 - December 1, until 20:00 (Please note that the Regular Exhibition will be opened until 17:00 except November 29)
(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)

Closed Mondays (except for October 14 and November 4), and closed Tuesday October 15, Tuesday November 5
Admission Adults: 1500 (1300/1200) yen
University students: 1200 (1000/900) yen
High school students: 900 (700/600) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance and group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each.
* Advance tickets will be sale at the Museum ticket office (during museum hours, 30 minutes before closing hour), JR East Reservation Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi) and View Plaza at major stations, e-Ticket Pia (P-code:765-642), Lawson Ticket (L-code:33999), Seven Ticket (Seven code:023-048), E-Plus, Rakuten Tickets and other major ticketing agencies from Saturday, July 13, 2013 to Monday, October 7, 2013.  
* Advance pair tickets (two admissions, 2200yen) will be sale at the e-Ticket Pia (P-code:765-722), Lawson Ticket (L-code:33999), Seven Ticket (Seven code:023-048), E-Plus, Rakuten Tickets from Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Wednesday, July 31, 2013.  
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizer Tokyo National Museum, Nippon Television Network Corporation,  The Yomiuri Shimbun
With the Special Sponsorship of Tama Home Co., Ltd.
With the Sponsorship of Mitsumura Printing Co., Ltd.,  NIPPONKOA INSURANCE CO., LTD.
With the Assistance of All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd., Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd., Nippon Express Co., Ltd., East Japan Railway Company, BS Nippon Corporation, CS Nippon Corporation , RF RADIO NIPPON CO., LTD.,  J-WAVE, INC., Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Inc., Television Kanagawa Inc.,  Rakuten Travel, Inc., Kyoto City
With the Technical Assistance of Canon Inc., Canon Marketing Japan Inc., JVC KENWOOD Corporation, TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
General Inquiries 03-5405-8686 (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website http://www.ntv.co.jp/kyoto2013/ (In Japanese)

Highlight of the Exhibition


I. The Golden City: Scenes in and around Kyoto
II. Kyoto’s gorgeous interiors: The beauty of panel and screen paintings

 

 

I.The Golden City: Scenes in and around Kyoto

Scenes in and
            around Kyoto, Funaki version   Scenes in and around Kyoto, Funaki version
By Iwasa Matabe
Edo period, 17th century
Important Cultural Property
Tokyo National Museum
Procession of the Gion Matsuri festival    

 

Scenes in and around Kyoto, Funaki version
Gojo-ohashi bridge

 

Scenes in and around Kyoto, Uesugi version

Scenes in and around Kyoto, Uesugi version (datail)
By Kano Eitoku 
Muromachi period, 16th century
National Treasure
Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum, Yamagata
[on exhibit from October 8 to November 4, 2013]

  

Scenes in and around Kyoto, Rekihaku "A" version
Scenes in and around Kyoto, Rekihaku "A" version (datail)
Muromachi period, 16th century
Important Cultural Property
National Museum of Japanese History, Chiba
[on exhibit from November 6 to December 1, 2013]

 

Scenes In and Around Kyoto (Funaki Version) Projected on a Large Screen

洛中洛外図舟木本スクリーン投影イメージ
Screen Images
Enlarged high-definition images of Scenes In and Around Kyoto (Funaki version) will be projected onto an extensive screen comprised of four 4-meter-square large screens. This will reveal most intricate details of the work.

 

 

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II. Kyoto’s gorgeous interiors: The beauty of panel and screen paintings

1. A symbol of regal authority: Kyoto Imperial Palace

Chinese Immortals
Chinese Immortals (detail)
By Kano Eitoku
Azuchi-Momoyama period, dated 1586
Important Cultural Property
Nanzenji Temple, Kyoto

 

 

The Thirty-two Chinese Sages   The Thirty-two Chinese Sages (detail)
By Kano Takanobu
Edo period, dated 1614
Important Cultural Property
Ninnaji Temple, Kyoto
 

 

2. The sublime glory of Buddhism: Ryoanji Temple

The Daoist Immortal Resshi  
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image sauce. Art Resource, NY


The Daoist Immortal Resshi (Liezi)
Edo period, 17th century
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.U.S.A. Purchase, Anonymous Gift, in honor of Ambassador
and Mrs. Michael Mansfield, 1989 (1989.139.1a-d)

 

Chinese Immortals  
Chinese Immortals (detail)
Edo period, 17th century   
Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto

 

3. The power of the Shogunate: Nijo Castle

Pine and Eagle, Yonnoma (Fourth Room), Ohiroma, Ninomaru Palace 
Pine and Eagle, Yonnoma (Fourth Room), Ohiroma, Ninomaru Palace
By Kano Tan’yu
Edo period, dated 1626   
Important Cultural Property
Kyoto City (Nijo Castle Office)

 

Pheasant Under Cherry Blossoms, Ninoma (Second Room), Kuroshoin,
            Ninomaru Palace
Pheasant Under Cherry Blossoms, Ninoma (Second Room), Kuroshoin, Ninomaru Palace (detail)
By Kano Naonobu
Edo period, dated 1626
Important Cultural Property
Kyoto City (Nijo Castle Office)

 

重要文化財 二
            条城 二の丸御殿 黒書院 二の間障壁画(東側)「桜花図」 狩野尚信筆 江戸時代・寛永3年(1626) 京都市(元離宮二条城事
            務所)蔵   Cherry Blossoms, Ninoma (Second Room), Kuroshoin, Ninomaru Palace (detail)
By Kano Naonobu
Edo period, dated 1626
Important Cultural Property
Kyoto City (Nijo Castle Office)

 

Experiencing Four Seasons in Ryoanji Temple’s Rock Garden with 4K Ultrahigh-definition Image

龍安寺石庭・秋 静
                        止画像投影イメージ
Ryoanji Temple’s Rock Garden in Autumn Projected Static Images

4K ultrahigh-definition images of Ryoanji temple’s Rock Garden, which was photographed throughout the year, will be projected onto an almost full-scale large screen that is approximately 16 meters wide. The changing seasons as observed in the nationally and internationally renowned garden can be experienced spatially through this technology.

 

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