Kyoto Museum for World Peace Ritsumeikan University - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Kyoto Museum for World Peace Ritsumeikan University. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Hiroshi Gima Print Exhibition

    Hiroshi Gima Print Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2017-11-01 - 2017-12-23

    Showing 68 prints by Hiroshi Gima which were donated to the museum in 2016. [Related Event] Lecture (Japanese only) Date: Nov.3 (Fri/hol) From 14:00 Admission: Free Please refer to the official...More »

  • poster for Poster Collection: 1992–2017

    Poster Collection: 1992–2017

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2017-07-08 - 2017-08-27

    This special exhibition to mark the museum’s 25th anniversary spotlights promotional posters from shows held since the museum’s opening in 1992.More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Gima “It’s Too Much”

    Hiroshi Gima “It’s Too Much”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2017-06-01 - 2017-06-30

    June 23rd is Okinawa Memorial Day, a public holiday to remember the lives lost during the Battle of Okinawa. The prints of Hiroshi Gima depict these battles and the question of U.S. military bases in Okinawa....More »

  • poster for Days Japan Photo Journalism Exhibition

    Days Japan Photo Journalism Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-04-15 - 2017-05-14

    The Days International Photojournalism Awards bring together works capturing events and slices of life photojournalists around the world have taken as they approach diverse issues ranging from war to refugees,...More »

  • poster for Japan and China in Postcards 1894-1945

    Japan and China in Postcards 1894-1945

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    • Media: Illustration - Nihonga - Fashion
    • 2016-10-01 - 2016-12-11

    In the roughly 50 years between the Sino-Japanese War and the end of WWII, Japan invaded China and was defeated in this war of aggression. How did Japan and China perceive each other, and how did the rest...More »

  • poster for World Press Photo 16

    World Press Photo 16

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-06-03 - 2016-06-25

    World Press Photo is a photo exhibition that includes about 150 photographs that have won awards in the World Press Photo Contest. The exhibition is held every year by the Netherlands-based World Press...More »

  • poster for Kyoto: Reclamation in the Postwar Period

    Kyoto: Reclamation in the Postwar Period

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-02-06 - 2016-03-27

    The Second World War ended in 1945 with enormous devastation across Japan and the rest of the world. A drastic agricultural land reform was implemented in order to promote the growth of Japanese agriculture,...More »

  • poster for Miyuki Okuyama “Dear Japanese”

    Miyuki Okuyama “Dear Japanese”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-01-09 - 2016-01-31

    Over three centuries of Dutch rule over Indonesian archipelago gave rise to a population of “Indo”, Dutch-Indonesians. When Japan attacked and occupied the former Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, in 1942,...More »

  • poster for World Press Photo 2015

    World Press Photo 2015

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-09-09 - 2015-10-04

    Presenting photographs taken from documentaries and the media from across the world. [Related Events] Lecture Date: Sep.19 (Sat) 14:00-16:00 Participants: 450 Admission: Free (Reservation not required) Please...More »

  • poster for Mugonkan / Kyoto Museum - Tenth Anniversary of “Life Art Studio” Presents Morinosuke Tejima + Morimasa Itou

    Mugonkan / Kyoto Museum - Tenth Anniversary of “Life Art Studio” Presents Morinosuke Tejima + Morimasa Itou

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-07-01 - 2015-08-25

    To commemorate the tenth anniversary of “Life Art Studio,” exhibited are Mugonkan museum’s collection of items such as sketchbooks and paintbrushes left behind by young Japanese artists who died in battle...More »

  • poster for Munesuke Yamamoto

    Munesuke Yamamoto

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-05-03 - 2015-07-04

    Through portrait photographs and personal testimonies, photojournalist Munesuke Yamamoto documents the experiences of those involved in wars in Japan and China.More »

  • poster for From an Island of Despair to an Island of Hope “Culion Island” - The People Living With Hansen’s Disease and Discrimination

    From an Island of Despair to an Island of Hope “Culion Island” - The People Living With Hansen’s Disease and Discrimination

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-04-19 - 2015-05-24

    A photography exhibition portraying the lives of those with Hansen’s disease, sent for isolation to Culion Island.More »

  • poster for The Past, Present, and Future of Medical Ethics

    The Past, Present, and Future of Medical Ethics

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    • 2015-04-02 - 2015-04-14

    Presenting facts as they are currently understood, the materials on display attest to instances in which there has been a need for the Japanese medical community and profession to reflect upon and apologize...More »

  • poster for The Voice of the Heart - Look, Feel, and Think

    The Voice of the Heart - Look, Feel, and Think

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    • Media: Graphics - Talks
    • 2015-02-07 - 2015-03-29

    An exhibition of 30 works from the museum’s collection, categorised according to themes associated with “peace.” [Related Events] Exhibition Tour with Student Guide Date: Feb.7 (Sat) ① From 13:00 ②...More »

  • poster for 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Exhibition

    70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Exhibition

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    • 2015-01-10 - 2015-01-31

    An exhibition in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz by the Soviet troops in January 2015. Revisiting the tragedy...More »

  • poster for “Peace☆Style” Exhibition

    “Peace☆Style” Exhibition

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    • 2014-10-21 - 2014-12-14

    During the anti-Vietnam War movement, protesters refused to subscribe to a particular political philosophy, instead voicing their opposition to the war based on their own individual values. Presenting...More »

  • poster for World Press Photo 2014

    World Press Photo 2014

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-09-17 - 2014-10-12

    The World Press Photo Event, now in its 57th year, presents the winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest, an annual competition held by the Netherlands-based World Press Photo Foundation. The exhibition...More »

  • poster for Bunyo Ishikawa: “War and Peace: Fifty Years of Vietnam”

    Bunyo Ishikawa: “War and Peace: Fifty Years of Vietnam”

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    • 2014-09-14 - 2014-10-09

    One of the few Japanese cameramen to photograph war zones, Bunyo Ishikawa accompanied South Vietnamese and U.S. troops immediately after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of 1964, producing many photographs...More »

  • poster for Jeong Joo-Ha “Does Spring Come to Stolen Fields?”

    Jeong Joo-Ha “Does Spring Come to Stolen Fields?”

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2014-05-03 - 2014-07-19

    “Does Spring Come to Stolen Fields?” is the title of a collection of photographs of Fukushima taken by the Korean photographer Jeong Joo-Ha in November 2011 following the nuclear accident. Jeong Joo-Ha...More »

  • poster for Kyoto Youth Part 2—Students and Rapid Economic Growth in Images

    Kyoto Youth Part 2—Students and Rapid Economic Growth in Images

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-02-08 - 2014-03-30

    Last year’s exhibition, the first in the 78th Mini-Exhibition series, presented “Kyoto Youth— Students and War in Images.” This year’s show focuses on students in the economic boom years of the 1960s and...More »

  • poster for “Eyes, Ears, War - Mass Mobilization and the Fervor for Battle”

    “Eyes, Ears, War - Mass Mobilization and the Fervor for Battle”

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2013-10-23 - 2013-12-15

    This exhibition examines the strategies used by the authorities during the wartime to enhance support for the conflict through a series of posters, flyers and war song records. The propaganda techniques...More »

  • poster for World Press Photo 2013

    World Press Photo 2013

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-09-18 - 2013-10-13

    The winning entries of the annual World Press Photo Contest. Taken using the latest technology and by the world’s top photojournalists, these powerful photos reveal the often painful reality of the events...More »

  • poster for Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani Retrospective

    Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani Retrospective

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-05-14 - 2013-07-20

    This exhibition explores the impact of violence and the endurance of humanity through the life and works of Japanese American artist, Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani (1920-2012), who was the subject of award-winning...More »

  • poster for Suma Maruki “Face the Life”

    Suma Maruki “Face the Life”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-05-14 - 2013-07-20

    Exhibition of the works of artist Suma Maruki, who was living 2.5km away from the site of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Maruki, at the encouragement of her son and Nihonga painter Iri Maruki, continued to...More »

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