Nara Prefectural Complex of Manyo Culture - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Nara Prefectural Complex of Manyo Culture. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for The Origin of Japanese Culture and Present-Day Arts

    The Origin of Japanese Culture and Present-Day Arts

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2017-10-28 - 2017-12-10

    The classical Japanese performing art of Noh is said to have originated in the Asuka and Nara Periods (538–794). Through various materials, this exhibition traces the roots of Noh from ancient music through...More »

  • poster for 100 Years of Beautiful Women

    100 Years of Beautiful Women

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-09-02 - 2017-10-15

    Introducing the 100 year history of Bijinga paintings (Japanese paintings depicting beautiful women); its decline and revival, and the artist behind their creation - through a selection of masterful traditional...More »

  • poster for The Manyoshu in Love

    The Manyoshu in Love

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    • Media: Manga - Nihonga
    • 2017-07-15 - 2017-08-27

    Introducing animation, manga, Nihonga painting, textiles, classical literary texts, and other works of art based on or inspired by the poem “Song of Love” from the Manyoshu ancient poetry collection. Animation...More »

  • poster for The Manyo Travels the World

    The Manyo Travels the World

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga
    • 2017-05-20 - 2017-07-02

    Donated preparatory drawings created for Nihonga paintings featuring scenes from Manyo literature reveal the processes of creating these works. Some of the original paintings are also featured.More »

  • poster for Kiyoshi Nakashima “Living and Conveying the Moment”

    Kiyoshi Nakashima “Living and Conveying the Moment”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-03-11 - 2017-05-07

    Nara Prefectural Complex of Manyo Culture presents the works of illustrator and art director Kiyoshi Nakashima (b. 1943), known for his creative contributions to the NHK song program “Minna no Uta.” Nakashima...More »

  • poster for Manyo Collection Exhibition – New Additions 4

    Manyo Collection Exhibition – New Additions 4

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    • Media: Nihonga - Crafts
    • 2016-12-17 - 2017-02-26

    The Nara Prefectural Complex of Manyo Culture opened 15 years ago in Asukamura, Nara Prefecture as a place to bring together the Manyoshu collection of classical poetry and other artifacts of ancient culture....More »

  • poster for The Jodo Buddhist Temples of Otsu: Shinchion-in and Jonen Temple

    The Jodo Buddhist Temples of Otsu: Shinchion-in and Jonen Temple

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-10-15 - 2016-11-27

    This summer, learn about the history of Otsu’s Jodo (Pure Land) Buddhist temples with statues, paintings, and ancient documents from Shinchion-in, which tells the history of the Ikadachi area, and Jonen...More »

  • poster for Mind of Manyo Part 3: Landscapes

    Mind of Manyo Part 3: Landscapes

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2016-05-21 - 2016-07-31

    All 154 works of Manyo Nihonga paintings. Please see the official website for details.More »

  • poster for Kan Tatsumi Nihonga Exhibition

    Kan Tatsumi Nihonga Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-03-12 - 2016-05-08

    Showcasing over 100 paintings of beautiful Maiko (apprentice Geisha) by Kan Tatsumi.More »

  • poster for Mind of Manyo Part 2

    Mind of Manyo Part 2

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-01-05 - 2016-02-21

    A 3-part exhibition showcasing Manyo Nihonga paintings, featuring 154 pieces from the gallery collection. Part 2 of this series focuses on portrait paintings that depict the lively figures of ancient times....More »

  • poster for Manyo and Kasuga: The Treasures of Asuka and the Kasuga Grand Shrine

    Manyo and Kasuga: The Treasures of Asuka and the Kasuga Grand Shrine

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2015-09-19 - 2015-12-13

    Introducing ancient Japanese Yamato culture and tradition originating in the area of Asuka, Nara from antiquity through contemporary times with treasures from the Kasuga Grand Shrine, including a replica...More »

  • poster for Mind of Manyo Part 1

    Mind of Manyo Part 1

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2015-08-01 - 2015-09-13

    A 3-part exhibition showcasing Manyo Nihonga paintings, Part 1 features 154 pieces from the gallery collection. With many of the poems from the Manyoshu collection featuring flowers and birds, Manyo Nihonga...More »

  • poster for Kokuyou Konishi “Retrospective Exhibition – Enchanted by the Tenpyo Era”

    Kokuyou Konishi “Retrospective Exhibition – Enchanted by the Tenpyo Era”

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2015-05-23 - 2015-07-20

    We are holding an exhibition of the works of Nara-ken-born Japanese female painter Kokuyou Konishi, who is also one of the creators of Japanese Manyo paintings. The artist, whose real name was Fumiyo Konishi,...More »

  • poster for Eikyu Matsuoka “Reviving Classic Beauties”

    Eikyu Matsuoka “Reviving Classic Beauties”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-03-21 - 2015-05-10

    An exhibition dedicated to tracing the career of Eikyu Matsuoka, a painter famous for his lifelong dedication to reviving and modernizing yamato-e, a traditional style of painting that originated in the...More »

  • poster for Manyo Human Nature - Scenery

    Manyo Human Nature - Scenery

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-01-27 - 2015-03-15

    A collection of paintings by various contemporary artists themed upon the “Man’yoshu”, the oldest (8th Century) existing anthology of Japanese waka poetry.More »

  • poster for Manyo Collection Exhibition - New Friends 3

    Manyo Collection Exhibition - New Friends 3

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-11-29 - 2015-01-18

    An exhibition of works from the collection at Nara Prefectural Complex of Manyo Culture, introducing a total of 80 works from all 51 artists.More »

  • poster for Mitsumasa Anno “Flowers from the Imperial Palace”

    Mitsumasa Anno “Flowers from the Imperial Palace”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-04 - 2014-11-24

    Mitsumasa Anno’s original work reflects his deep knowledge in fields other than fine arts, such as literature, science and mathematics. In this exhibition, 130 watercolor paintings of seasonal flowers...More »

  • poster for Yasufumi Konishi “People and Love”

    Yasufumi Konishi “People and Love”

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2014-07-21 - 2014-09-28

    The people that appear in Yasufumi Konishi’s melancholy work often have an expression that is tinged with loneliness or anxiety. With the support of the artist space “Takumi no Mura” in Kawakami-Mura,...More »

  • poster for Manyo Clothing

    Manyo Clothing

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2014-05-17 - 2014-07-13

    Clothing is a crucial element of human life. It not only adds color to our existence, but as an indication of the rank and status of its wearer, is intimately linked to society and culture. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Asuka Art Village “Earth of the Air, Air of the Earth”

    Asuka Art Village “Earth of the Air, Air of the Earth”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2014-03-11 - 2014-03-22

    Presenting the outcomes of the 10 day artist in residence program of Asuka Art Village in which 5 artists gathered in collaborative production while in dialogue with the people and environment of the local...More »

  • poster for Natsunosuke Mise “A Record of Climate”

    Natsunosuke Mise “A Record of Climate”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2014-03-09 - 2014-05-11

    Nara born Natsunosuke Mise takes up the lines of history and climate, which form the very the x and y axis of Japan’s appeal and draws them across his various bases of experience including Nara, Kyoto,...More »

  • poster for Ancient Japanese Teachings in Pictures

    Ancient Japanese Teachings in Pictures

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-11-30 - 2014-03-02

    This two-part exhibition introduces ancient works of Japanese scholarship accompanied by artwork, including Manyo Nihonga paintings. [Related Event] Curator’s Talk Date: 12/1 (Sun) 14:00 Exhibition...More »

  • poster for Illustrated Scrolls of Tonomine

    Illustrated Scrolls of Tonomine

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-11-02 - 2013-12-08

    A special exhibition of the Tonomine Engi Emaki (Illustrated Scrolls ofTonomine), a Designated Cultural Property of Nara Prefecture. The scrolls depict the deities of Tanzan Shrine, the life of Fujiwara...More »

  • poster for “The Treasues of Edo Painting”

    “The Treasues of Edo Painting”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-12 - 2013-11-24

    A rich collection of paintings and ukiyo-e prints from Edo period are gathered together to provide further insight into their historic importance not only in terms of Japanese art but also their influence...More »

  • poster for Innovations in Contemporary Nihonga Painting

    Innovations in Contemporary Nihonga Painting

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-08-17 - 2013-10-06

    Exhibition of ground-breaking works of contemporary Nihonga painting from Fukui Fine Arts Museum Collection. *Please refer to the website for the full list of artists (in Japanese)More »

  • poster for Yoshiki Nonouchi “Gazing at Birds and Flowers”

    Yoshiki Nonouchi “Gazing at Birds and Flowers”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-06-18 - 2013-08-11

    Exhibition of contemporary Kyoto-born Nihonga painter and former Nitten member Yoshiki Nonouchi (1930-2009). Nonouchi chose to paint the traditional subject of birds and flowers throughout his career....More »

  • Summer Manyo Nihonga Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-05-29 - 2008-07-27

    15 works depicting the Manyoshu poems from representative painters of the contemporary art world will be drawn from the museum's Nihonga collection. Gallery Talk: May 31st (Sat) 11:00- & 14:00-More »

  • Miyozo Kado "Painting Japan's Field Landscapes"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • 2008-05-29 - 2008-07-27

    Born in 1912 (Meiji 45) and 96 years old this year, Miyozo Kado even now continues to exhibit every autumn in the Nitten, making him truly the elder statesman of painting. He gained attention in his youth...More »

  • poster for "Manyo Japanese Painting in the Spring" Exhibition

    "Manyo Japanese Painting in the Spring" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-03-20 - 2008-05-25

    The exhibition features twelve works from the museum's Manyo Nihonga collection.More »

  • poster for Chosei Miwa + Akihisa Miwa Exhibition

    Chosei Miwa + Akihisa Miwa Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-03-20 - 2008-05-25

    Chosei and Akihisa Miwa are father and son, and have both shown dedication in depicting Manyo Nihonga. Both Chosei and Akihisa learned painting under Insho Dohmoto. Both have presented works that have...More »

  • "Taikichi Irie Manyoka Walk" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-03-01 - 2008-03-16
  • "The New Year Manyo Japanese Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-01-05 - 2008-03-16

    The exhibition features fifteen works created by contemporary artists focusing on the theme of Manyo. Lecture: January 27th (Sun) 14:00- *For more information please visit the URL below.More »

  • "Sketches and Drafts" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-01-05 - 2008-03-16

    The 5th Sketches and Drafts exhibition features unpublished works by Mitsuru Mano. These works have been found within the past year including sketches of old paintings, landscapes of Nara and other Japanese...More »

  • "Photographs of Manyo and Yamatoji in the Four Seasons" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-11-17 - 2007-12-02

    The exhibition features photographs that explore the Manyo and Yamato landscapes reflecting the seasonal weather.More »

  • poster for Manyo Japanese Paintings of the Fall Exhibition

    Manyo Japanese Paintings of the Fall Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-10-12 - 2007-12-25

    The exhibition features 15 Japanese paintings inspired by Manyo poetry ("Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves"). [Image: Taisuke Hamada "The Moon and Three Mountains" (1999)]More »

  • poster for Taisuke Hamada Exhibition

    Taisuke Hamada Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2007-10-12 - 2007-12-25

    This exhibition features Taisuke Hamada's paintings on room partitions at Daikaku-ji, Daigo-ji and To-ji. His latest works will also be exhibited. Lecture: "Painting on Partitions in the Heisei period"...More »

  • poster for Chuichi Konno "Landscapes Within"

    Chuichi Konno "Landscapes Within"

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    • Media: Painting - Performance Art
    • 2007-08-04 - 2007-10-08

    Chuichi Konno was born in 1915 in Yamagata prefecture. After moving to Tokyo, he followed his masters Kibo Kodama and Senjin Goukura. His art career started to bloom after his "Fruits Garden" (1940) painting...More »

  • poster for "Hokto Group Retrospective Japanese Painting" Exhibition

    "Hokto Group Retrospective Japanese Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-05-31 - 2007-07-29

    The "Hokuto Group" was established in 1958 by young artists who studied under Hideo Nishiyama. It is 50th exhibition in its series, and the artist members, who were in their early or mid-career stages...More »

  • poster for The 3rd Annual Nara Manyo Japanese Painting Awards Exhibition

    The 3rd Annual Nara Manyo Japanese Painting Awards Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-03-30 - 2007-05-06

    The exhibition will feature works that received the Third Nara Prefecture Manyo Japanese Painting Awards. There will be a total of 40 works on display by the finest Japanese painting artists.More »

  • poster for Nori Oya "The Colors of Japan"

    Nori Oya "The Colors of Japan"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Graphics
    • 2007-03-15 - 2007-05-27

    Nori Oya's Japanese paintings that depict the colorful four seasons of Japan will be on display. More »

  • poster for "Spring's Manyo Japanese Painting" Exhibition

    "Spring's Manyo Japanese Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2007-03-15 - 2007-05-27

    Nine works from the Manyo Japanese painting collection will be on display, along with six works that received the Nara Prefecture Manyo Japanese painting award and were bought by the prefecture.More »

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