Otsu City Museum of History - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Otsu City Museum of History. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Tanakami Tenugui - Living and Culture

    Tanakami Tenugui - Living and Culture

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    • Media: Product - Fashion
    • 2017-07-22 - 2017-08-27

    An introduction into the culture and various lifestyles of the Tanakami Basin, a rich agricultural community located in the southern part of Otsu City, through the popular”tenugui” cotton hand towels...More »

  • poster for Seian University of Art and Design 2017 Exhibition

    Seian University of Art and Design 2017 Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Nihonga - Photography - Product - Fashion
    • 2017-02-15 - 2017-02-19

    Diverse works by students and graduates of Kyoto Seian University of Art and Design. [Related Event] Seian Collection 2017 Show “Color” Date: Feb.22 (Wed) Part 1: Open 14:00 / Start 14:30 Part...More »

  • poster for Excavated Japan 2016

    Excavated Japan 2016

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-08-06 - 2016-09-11

    Archeological surveys of cultural sites across Japan are conducted around 8,000 times per year. This annual exhibition by the Agency for Cultural Affairs focuses on some of the most interesting findings....More »

  • poster for The Buddhist Culture of Otsu 16 – Buddhas From Around The Otsu City Museum of History

    The Buddhist Culture of Otsu 16 – Buddhas From Around The Otsu City Museum of History

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-06-07 - 2016-07-24

    Displaying Buddhist statues from the area surrounding the Otsu City Museum of History. *Please see the official website for details.More »

  • poster for Otsu History Treasure Chest

    Otsu History Treasure Chest

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2016-03-05 - 2016-04-17

    Rich in history and culture, Otsu City is also blessed with beautiful mountains and Lake Biwa. For its 25th anniversary, the Otsu City Museum of History spotlights its collection and archives, displaying...More »

  • poster for Mt. Hiei – Mountain of Buddhas

    Mt. Hiei – Mountain of Buddhas

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-10-10 - 2015-11-23

    Introducing the beauty and history of Buddhist culture from Mt. Hiei, one of the most important cultures to originate from Otsu. Buddhist statues, paintings, documents, and other treasures from Mt. Hiei...More »

  • poster for Hiroshige’s Travels - Ukiyoe, Omi Province, Kaido

    Hiroshige’s Travels - Ukiyoe, Omi Province, Kaido

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2015-07-25 - 2015-08-30

    An exhibition by one of the last great Ukiyoe masters, Hiroshige Utagawa, best known for his landscapes paintings and prints. More »

  • poster for Memories of Kojaku Railway

    Memories of Kojaku Railway

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-03-07 - 2015-04-12

    Photographs of Kojaku Railway that take a trip down memory lane.More »

  • poster for Mii-dera Beauty of Buddha

    Mii-dera Beauty of Buddha

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-10-11 - 2014-11-24

    To mark 1200 years since becoming Mii-dera, an exhibition of Buddhist statues and a public Buddhist ceremony will be held. Areas of Mii-dera that cannot usually be visited for worship will be open also....More »

  • poster for War and Otsu - Tumultuous Times and Children

    War and Otsu - Tumultuous Times and Children

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    • Media: Photography - Illustration
    • 2014-07-19 - 2014-08-31

    This summer sees 69 years since the end of World War II. Those who directly experienced the war, Japan’s aging population, are fading out, handing down wartime records and memories from generation to generation...More »

  • poster for “Koto Otsu Manuscripts”

    “Koto Otsu Manuscripts”

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2014-03-01 - 2014-04-13

    Examining Koto Otsu’s historic background as related through ancient manuscripts and the further insights they provide into Japanese society of the past. Approaching such historic documents through multiple...More »

  • poster for The World of Hyakunin Isshu Karuta

    The World of Hyakunin Isshu Karuta

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    • 2013-10-05 - 2013-11-17

    This exhibition follows the history of karuta, the traditional Japanese card game, originally played by the aristocracy and feudal lords using lavishly decorated cards but later spread among the commoner...More »

  • poster for Otsu City in the Midst of War

    Otsu City in the Midst of War

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    • 2013-08-13 - 2013-09-08

    This exhibition looks at the history of Otsu and the significant presence of military bases there as well as the lives of local people during the Second World War through artifacts and photographs dating...More »

  • poster for Otsu-e from the Collections of Machida City Museum and Otsu City Museum of History

    Otsu-e from the Collections of Machida City Museum and Otsu City Museum of History

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-07-26 - 2013-09-01

    Exhibition of Otsu-e, woodblock prints that were developed during the Edo Period. Pieces on display include early images depicting subject matter such as Buddhist, demon and animal caricatures, taken from...More »

  • poster for Otsu-e Exhibition

    Otsu-e Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-07-02 - 2013-08-11

    An exhibition of Otsu-e: popular, cheap woodblock prints that were developed in the Edo Period, mostly as souvenirs for travellers passing through Otsu in present-day Shiga Prefecture, on the Tokkaido...More »

  • "Hiroshige's Tokaido" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-05-27 - 2008-06-29

    Hiroshige Utagawa's "Tokaido 53 Stages" series went on sale for the first time in 1834. The series is well known for depicting the travelers and all the accommodation places along the Tokaido route, and...More »

  • poster for "Baitei & Kinkoku: The Artists Called Omi Buson" Exhibition

    "Baitei & Kinkoku: The Artists Called Omi Buson" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-03-06 - 2008-04-20

    This exhibition features paintings by Kyurou, Kinkoku, Buson, and Gosyun along with their portraits. *Exhibiting at Exhibition room A and B [Image: Baitei Kino "Portrait of a Fisherman with Large Catfish"] ...More »

  • poster for "Revival of Onjo-ji in Keicho Period and the Reconstruction of Kondo" Exhibition

    "Revival of Onjo-ji in Keicho Period and the Reconstruction of Kondo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture
    • 2007-10-23 - 2007-11-25

    Onjo-ji ceased its function as a temple due to Hideyoshi Toyotomi's forfeiture in 1595. Treasures such as Buddhist statues were moved to Shogo-in and Shoko-in. The central building "Kondo" was moved for...More »

  • poster for "Otsu in the Warring State Period: The Dream of Unity with Sakamoto Castle, Otsu Castle and Zeze Castle" Exhibition

    "Otsu in the Warring State Period: The Dream of Unity with Sakamoto Castle, Otsu Castle and Zeze Castle" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Architecture
    • 2007-10-06 - 2007-11-18

    Between the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th century, three generals built castles in Otsu. Nobunaga Oda built the Sakamoto castle in 1571, Hideyoshi Toyotomi built Otsu castle around...More »

  • "Learning the Masters' Techniques: Renovating Onjo-ji and Katsurakawa Myo-o-in" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2007-09-04 - 2007-10-21

    The national treasures, Onjo-ji's Buddhist statue room and the Goma-do at Myo-o-in are currently undergoing major renovation. The exhibition will reveal the renovation process of the temples and shrines...More »

  • poster for "Otsu's Buddhist Culture 8; Hiyoshi Sanno Mandala" Exhibition

    "Otsu's Buddhist Culture 8; Hiyoshi Sanno Mandala" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-05-29 - 2007-07-08

    The exhibition is part of a series to introduce the rich Buddhist cultural history of Otsu city. Works that were not shown in last fall's Sanno Mandala exhibition will be featured. Mandalas are visual...More »

  • "Otsu Painting Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-04-24 - 2007-05-27

    "Otsu paintings" were sold as souvenirs on the Tokaido's commercial strip in Otsu. The Tokaido was an important route during the Edo period (1603-1868) that connected Edo (modern-day Tokyo) and Kyoto....More »

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