Kampo Museum in Shiga - Past Events

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

  • poster for The Beauty of Folding Fans and Crafts

    The Beauty of Folding Fans and Crafts

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2016-06-25 - 2016-08-28

    Exhibiting rare articles from the museum’s collection, such as folding fans from the late Qing dynasty. This exhibition is held on the 4th and 5th floors of the main building.More »

  • poster for Tessa Appears! 180th Birth Anniversary Exhibition

    Tessa Appears! 180th Birth Anniversary Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-02-02 - 2016-03-21

    Presenting the works of Tessai Tomioka (1836–1924), a calligrapher and artist known in Japan and abroad for his unique style. In addition to the beauty of his powerful and free brushwork, the works on...More »

  • poster for From the Collection: Modern Japanese Calligraphy

    From the Collection: Modern Japanese Calligraphy

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2015-12-12 - 2016-01-17

    Works from the collection trace the history of modern Japanese calligraphy.More »

  • poster for Masterpieces from the Kampo Collection

    Masterpieces from the Kampo Collection

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2015-10-02 - 2015-11-29

    In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Kampo Museum opens a new annex and showcases 50 pieces selected from the museum’s collection, based on the culture of calligraphy.More »

  • poster for Wartime Learning - Wartime Textbooks

    Wartime Learning - Wartime Textbooks

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2014-11-29 - 2015-01-25

    To convince us that “learning” was not solely synonymous with “war,” this exhibition focuses on textbooks used during times of war, and extends to other enjoyable teaching materials such as woodblock prints...More »

  • poster for Higashiomi Seen Through Picture Postcards - Unusual Retro Scenery

    Higashiomi Seen Through Picture Postcards - Unusual Retro Scenery

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-11-08 - 2014-12-14

    From the Meiji period to the prewar days, the scenery of Higashiomi in Shiga is introduced through retro picture postcards. A chance to appreciate nostalgic scenes and buildings.More »

  • poster for “Epilogues and Postscripts” and “Beauties of Folding Fans— Bijinga and Portraits”

    “Epilogues and Postscripts” and “Beauties of Folding Fans— Bijinga and Portraits”

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2014-09-13 - 2014-11-24

    [Epilogues and Postscripts] Advances in printing technology from the Edo period onward led to mass publications. These writings often contained epigraphs or afterwords from the author or mentors, acquaintances,...More »

  • poster for Collection: Inkstone

    Collection: Inkstone

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    • Media: Product - Talks
    • 2014-07-05 - 2014-09-07

    The inkstone, named one of the four writing implements traditionally known as the Four Treasures of the Study, has long been regarded as a precious article in Japan, appreciated as an object as well as...More »

  • poster for The Jogaku School and Sanyo Rai— Unofficial Japanese History

    The Jogaku School and Sanyo Rai— Unofficial Japanese History

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2014-04-05 - 2014-06-29

    Exhibiting books, folding fans, and other works by calligraphers of the Jogaku School (a style of learning calligraphy using the folios of masters). Additionally, literary works and textbooks by Sanyo...More »

  • Merchants and Girls’ Festival Dolls

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2014-02-01 - 2014-03-23

    Room 1 presents several spring-inspired exhibits, including “ Merchants and Girls’ Festival Dolls,” “Bridal Robes and Girls’ Festival Dolls,” “Merchants’ Bridal Clothing,” and “Musubi Obi.” The 5th floor...More »

  • poster for Japan’s Annual Events

    Japan’s Annual Events

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    • Media: Product
    • 2013-11-30 - 2014-01-26

    Presenting a never-before-exhibited collection of items from the Meiji and Taisho eras used in sugoroku, a children’s dice game. Sugoroku materials were inserted in the New Year’s editions of popular magazines....More »

  • poster for The Genealogy Collection of Kampo

    The Genealogy Collection of Kampo

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2013-08-31 - 2013-11-24
  • poster for The Buddha in Modern Chinese Painting

    The Buddha in Modern Chinese Painting

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-07-06 - 2013-08-25

    This exhibition looks at depictions of Buddhist subjects in modern Chinese painting, revealing ordinary Chinese people’s perspectives on the most familiar figures — from Bodhidharma, Amitabha and Avalokitasvara...More »

  • poster for The Tastes and Lifestyles of the Chinese Literati

    The Tastes and Lifestyles of the Chinese Literati

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-04-06 - 2013-06-30

    An exhibition of calligraphy and ink paintings of Chinese dating from the Ming Dynasty up until the founding of the Republic. These works reflect the tastes and lifestyles of the pre-modern Chinese elite,...More »

  • "Legendary Dolls in the Merchant Family" Exhibition

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    • 2008-03-01 - 2008-03-30

    The Chinese event, "Joushi no Sekku" is the origin of Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day Festival) in Japan. The exhibition features Japanese traditional dolls and Chinese modern calligraphy works. *Exhibiting at...More »

  • poster for "Fans of the World" Exhibition

    "Fans of the World" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2007-04-28 - 2007-07-22

    Fans were imported from China to Japan. Artisans used thin brushes and textured papers to create dynamic compositions and harmonious colors. There will also be calligraphy on display. *Exhibiting at...More »

  • poster for "The Surroundings of Shukei Yo" Exhibition

    "The Surroundings of Shukei Yo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2007-03-01 - 2007-07-04

    Shukei Yo (1839-1915) visited Japan in 1880 as an ambassador. During his four and a half year stay, he interacted actively with Japanese literary figures. In addition, he shared his calligraphy techniques...More »

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