Biwako Bunkakan - Past Events

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

  • poster for Depictions of God and Buddha

    Depictions of God and Buddha

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2016-02-27 - 2016-04-10

    With a focus on Buddhist art and Shinto art, Biwako Bunkakan presents the best from its collection, including newly repaired and restored works with the support of Mother Lake Foundation.More »

  • poster for Human Nature, A Taste for Sake

    Human Nature, A Taste for Sake

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-07 - 2015-03-15

    An introduction into the history and culture of Japanese Sake, particularly favored during cherry blossom viewing picnics. [Related Event] Talk “Flower and Sake” Date: March.8 (Sun) 13:30-15:00 Participants:...More »

  • "Blue Figures" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Crafts
    • 2008-02-19 - 2008-03-23

    The color blue has major significance in Japanese art. With its wide range of brightnesses and saturation, the exhibition explores paintings, calligraphy works, and crafts, the exhibition explores how...More »

  • poster for "The World of Folk Paintings" Exhibition

    "The World of Folk Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-02-13 - 2008-03-30

    The exhibition features about 30 Japanese paintings that depict Japanese culture and customs such as festivals and plays, and beauty portraits. These paintings allow visitors to take a glimpse into the...More »

  • poster for "Arts from Ohmi Ka Za Ri (Decoration)" Exhibition

    "Arts from Ohmi Ka Za Ri (Decoration)" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-02-05 - 2008-03-02

    The kanji character for "decoration" is based on the motif of a person cleaning an object with a cloth--suggesting that the action of decorating means to rearrange something to be seen. The exhibition...More »

  • "Auspicious Figures" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-01-04 - 2008-02-11

    This exhibition features about 30 paintings of auspicious beauty that has been produced to celebrate special events such as the New Year and other seasonal festivals.More »

  • "The World of Big Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-10-30 - 2007-12-27

    The exhibition features about 15 painting on byobu (folding screens) and fusuma (sliding screens).More »

  • poster for "Female and Prayer, A Figure of Faith" Exhibition

    "Female and Prayer, A Figure of Faith" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Crafts - Talks
    • 2007-10-06 - 2007-11-18

    The innocent belief towards the divine occurs regardless of gender and the social status. In Japan, the very first priest was a female, and in history, Komyo empress and the Shotoku emperor manifested...More »

  • "Autumn Plants in Modern Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-09-04 - 2007-10-28

    Plants are a popular subject that has been depicted in Japanese paintings. This exhibition features about 30 paintings of plants from the fall season.More »

  • poster for "Contemporary Japanese Paintings" Exhibition

    "Contemporary Japanese Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-07-18 - 2007-09-02

    The exhibition features approximately 30 works by Japanese painting artists whose careers flourished during the Meiji and Taisho periods.More »

  • poster for "Taiga and Buson -Their Students-" Exhibition

    "Taiga and Buson -Their Students-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-05-29 - 2007-07-16

    The exhibition features approximately 30 portrait paintings by Taiga Ikeno, Buson Yosano and their pupils.More »

  • poster for "The World of Portraiture" Exhibition

    "The World of Portraiture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2007-05-22 - 2007-07-01

    Portraits have been made worldwide and are a timeless subject matter in art. Therefore, each portrait reflects a culture's thought and consciousness to the smallest details, and are symbolic of the various...More »

  • "Heaven and Hell of Buddhism -the World of the Six Realms-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2007-04-24 - 2007-05-20

    In the midst of natural disasters and rampant warfare, people during the Heian period developed faith towards Pure Land Buddhism. The exhibition will feature artwork that emerged during this period. Approximately...More »

  • "Depicting the Four Seasons: The Art of Japanese Landscape Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-04-01 - 2007-05-27

    Japanese landscape painting has evolved focusing on themes of "mountains and water" and "flower and birds". In this exhibition, approximately 30 works from the Edo period will be on display.More »

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