Itsuo Art Museum - Past Events

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

  • poster for One More - Japanese Design: Its Power and Future

    One More - Japanese Design: Its Power and Future

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    • Media: Nihonga - Crafts
    • 2018-03-24 - 2018-05-06

    Japanese art is appreciated for its clear and simple forms based on a transient beauty that accepts imperfection and impermanence. This exhibition introduces the appeal of designs and patterns in art that...More »

  • poster for Okyo’s Pine Tree in Snow and Goshu’s White Plum Tree

    Okyo’s Pine Tree in Snow and Goshu’s White Plum Tree

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2018-01-20 - 2018-03-11

    This exhibition compares and contrasts the works of painters Okyo Maruyama, leader of the Maruyama School, and Goshun Matsumura, an important artist of the Shijo School. Maruyama and Matsumura were contemporaries,...More »

  • poster for Buson All Day Long – Painting and Haiku

    Buson All Day Long – Painting and Haiku

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga
    • 2017-10-28 - 2017-12-17

    A selection of painting and poetry, including “Oku no Hosomichi” scrolls, from the Itsuo Art Museum’s collection of work by the Edo-period artist Yosa Buson.More »

  • poster for Chanoyu Tea Ceremony Accessories

    Chanoyu Tea Ceremony Accessories

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2017-08-26 - 2017-10-15

    Displaying a wide range of Japanese Tea Ceremony utensils and accessories. [Related Events] Lecture Date: Sept.16 (Sat) From 14:00 Gallery Talk Date: Oct.7 (Sat) From 14:00 Please refer to...More »

  • poster for Picture Scrolls Revealed Part 2

    Picture Scrolls Revealed Part 2

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-06-10 - 2017-07-30

    Emaki picture scrolls combining the written word and visual art have flourished in Japan. Each emaki scene is part of a story that unfolds before the eye, taking the viewer into new worlds. While emaki...More »

  • poster for 2017 Spring Exhibition: Kewai Cosmetics – Faces of the Stage

    2017 Spring Exhibition: Kewai Cosmetics – Faces of the Stage

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-02-21 - 2017-03-26

    Stage makeup adds further dimensions to an actor’s performance and plays an especially important role in Peking Opera, traditional Chinese theater, and Japanese Kabuki. Focusing on the hand-painted “renpu”...More »

  • Modern Painting Salon: A Concerto of Passion and Imagination

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2016-09-10 - 2016-12-04

    An ensemble of oil paintings, watercolors, prints, and other works by 35 unique artists of the 20th century, a time when passion, innovation, and creative originality flourished. More »

  • poster for Ten Principles for Enjoying Tea Bowls

    Ten Principles for Enjoying Tea Bowls

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-04-09 - 2016-08-07

    Tea bowls can be appreciated in many ways. From their shapes and sizes, to the colorings of their glazes, to their painted designs, to their bases and textures – all of these are important elements in...More »

  • poster for Kabuki Theatre Picture Signboards

    Kabuki Theatre Picture Signboards

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2016-01-16 - 2016-03-06

    Displaying the highly decorative hand-painted signboards made for the Kabuki Theatre during the Meiji era. [Related Events] Gallery Talk Date: Feb.6 (Sat) and Feb.27 (Sat) From 14:00 Lecture Date:...More »

  • poster for The Age of Hideyoshi – Light and Shadow in the Art of the Momoyama Era

    The Age of Hideyoshi – Light and Shadow in the Art of the Momoyama Era

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2015-10-10 - 2015-12-13

    The Itsuo Art Museum presents from its collection a selection of arts and crafts from the Momoyama period, the era during which Hideyoshi Toyotomi ruled, including a famous portrait of the daimyo by Mitsunobu...More »

  • poster for The World of Ichizo Kobayashi—Itsuo’s Eye for Beauty

    The World of Ichizo Kobayashi—Itsuo’s Eye for Beauty

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2015-07-04 - 2015-09-27

    Presenting the collection of Ichizo Kobayashi (Itsuo), with a focus on its masterpieces. [Related Event] Itsuo’s Tastes (in Japanese) Date: Sep. 6 (Sun) 14:00 Please see the official website for...More »

  • poster for Itsuo Kaiseki Tea Dishes

    Itsuo Kaiseki Tea Dishes

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2015-04-11 - 2015-06-07

    These Itsuo dishes for kaiseki (a traditional Japanese multi-course meal) were designed for both tea ceremony purposes and use at home with popular Western foods. Several examples demonstrating how these...More »

  • poster for Gods and Buddhas— The Art of Prayer

    Gods and Buddhas— The Art of Prayer

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    • Media: Drawing - Graphics - Crafts
    • 2015-01-17 - 2015-03-15

    This exhibition displays paintings, sculptures, and crafts related to Buddhism, Shintoism, and Christianity. In their creative techniques, these works reveal the prayers of many across nations and centuries....More »

  • poster for Admiring the Moon— Changing, Brilliant Beauty

    Admiring the Moon— Changing, Brilliant Beauty

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Talks
    • 2014-10-11 - 2014-11-24

    With its changing shape and mysterious charm, the moon has had a powerful sway over the Japanese soul since antiquity. It has also long been a motif in Japanese art, featured on everything from religious...More »

  • poster for Storytelling Exhibition

    Storytelling Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Talks
    • 2014-07-19 - 2014-09-15

    An exhibition of tales and narratives, tanka poems, haiku poems, and drawings based on literature. In those times without television or movies, picture scrolls illustrating scenes from a plot of a tale...More »

  • poster for Takarazuka Revue Centennial Exhibition: The Charisma of Beauty— The Chronicles of the Takarasienne Studio

    Takarazuka Revue Centennial Exhibition: The Charisma of Beauty— The Chronicles of the Takarasienne Studio

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2014-04-05 - 2014-06-08

    The Itsuo Art Museum presents an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the all-female musical theatre troupe Takarazuka Revue. Each generation of “Takarasiennes” has performed its own unique...More »

  • 2013 Autumn Collection Part II— Ichizo Kobayashi and Modern Tea Masters

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2013-11-23 - 2013-12-15

    The second of two exhibitions commemorating the 140th anniversary of the birth of Ichizo Kobayashi (aka Itsuo). This exhibition looks at Itsuo’s relationship with modern tea masters other than Yasuzaemon...More »

  • poster for Masterpieces from the Collections of Yasuzaemon Matsunaga and Ichizo Kobayashi

    Masterpieces from the Collections of Yasuzaemon Matsunaga and Ichizo Kobayashi

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Sculpture
    • 2013-10-05 - 2013-11-17

    Exhibition of tea ceremony utensils from the collections of the two tea masters and industrialists, Ichizo Kobayashi (aka “Itsuo”) and Yasuzaemon Matsunaga (“Jian”). [Talk: Yasuzaemon Matsunaga: Collector,...More »

  • Buson + Goshun Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-01-12 - 2008-03-02

    Ichizo Kobayashi gave special attention to Buson and Goshun. Thus, the museum's Buson and Goshun collection has the most extensive number of works in the world, including Goshun's works that were produced...More »

  • Itsuo Art Museum Celebrating 50 Years: Special Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-09-15 - 2007-12-09

    The museum celebrates its 50th year anniversary since opening its doors on October 3rd, 2007. In gratitude towards its visitors, the celebratory exhibition will have works by the Kano school, and calligraphic...More »

  • "The Portrayal of Water in Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Ceramics
    • 2007-07-07 - 2007-08-12

    Water is a crucial element that allows living things to maintain life. Throughout history, water has created nourishing environments and remains a crucial part of our life. However, at times water can...More »

  • "Chawan -Ceramics that Itsuo Favored-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Ceramics
    • 2007-04-03 - 2007-06-10

    The "chawan" (tea bowl) is the most important equipment in tea ceremonies. During modern Japan, tea practicioners used chawan that was produced from around the world, and they expanded their knowledge...More »

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