Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum - Past Events

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

  • poster for Naturally White Ivory Carving

    Naturally White Ivory Carving

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2018-02-24 - 2018-05-20

    Presenting exquisite white interior ornaments made of carved ivory which were exported due to popular demand from overseas in the Meiji period (1868-1912).More »

  • poster for Works by Imperial Household Artists: Maki-e Lacquerware

    Works by Imperial Household Artists: Maki-e Lacquerware

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2017-05-20 - 2017-08-13

    Introducing Maki-e Lacquerware by leading Imperial household craftsmen.More »

  • poster for Metal Works by Imperial Household Artists

    Metal Works by Imperial Household Artists

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2017-02-18 - 2017-05-14

    During the Meiji era, just after Japan opened its borders, it was able to show the world its high level of culture and power as a nation with outstanding crafts including metal work, cloisonne, and maki-e...More »

  • poster for The World of Sculptured Inlay

    The World of Sculptured Inlay

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2016-02-20 - 2016-05-15

    Chogan sculptured inlaying is a decorative technique applying shells, ivory, tortoise, metal, and other materials carved to fit patterns in wood or ivory bases. This unique Japanese pictoral art has many...More »

  • poster for Precision Artistic Crafts for Adornment

    Precision Artistic Crafts for Adornment

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-11-21 - 2016-02-14

    The Japanese arts of metalwork, lacquerware and sculpture reached their peak in the late Edo and Meiji periods. The peaceful times of the Edo era saw an increase in the enjoyment of adorning oneself, with...More »

  • poster for The Beauty of Mixed Metal Tsuba

    The Beauty of Mixed Metal Tsuba

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    • 2014-11-22 - 2015-02-15

    An exhibition celebrating the beauty of Japanese mixed metal arts. On display are refined, elegant tsuba (sword guards) made by such masters as Goto Ichijo and Kano Natsuo, as well as metal artisans from...More »

  • poster for Smoking Paraphernalia - Pipe, Pipe Cases and Tobacco Pouches

    Smoking Paraphernalia - Pipe, Pipe Cases and Tobacco Pouches

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-08-23 - 2014-11-16

    The custom of smoking is said to have been introduced to the Japanese by Westerners (the Portuguese) during the second half of the 16th century. Although initially the pipe was large in size, it was downsized...More »

  • poster for Elaborate Late-Edo and Meiji Netsuke With a Focus on the Soko Morita School

    Elaborate Late-Edo and Meiji Netsuke With a Focus on the Soko Morita School

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2014-05-24 - 2014-08-17

    Netsuke are small ornaments that hung from kimonos and hand-held objects such as satchels, tobacco pouches, medicine cases. Paintings depicting the customs of the early-Edo era show people wearing round...More »

  • poster for Makie Lacquer Writing Table, Inkstone Box, Document Box

    Makie Lacquer Writing Table, Inkstone Box, Document Box

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    • Media: Product - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2014-02-21 - 2014-05-18

    Makie is a distinctly Japanese method of lacquer decoration. Images are painted with the sap of a lacquer tree, onto which gold dust, silver dust, or crushed-shell powders are sprinkled. After drying,...More »

  • poster for  Outer Decorations of Swords

    Outer Decorations of Swords

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    • Media: Product - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2013-11-22 - 2014-02-06

    Koshirae, or outer decorations for swords, diversified in style and appreciated in value as objects of beauty during the roughly 270 warless years of the Edo period. This exhibition presents several dazzling...More »

  • poster for Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan

    Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-08-23 - 2013-11-17

    Exhibition of Meiji ornamental textiles newly-acquired by Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum, returning to Japan from touring exhibitions in US and UK, as well as other gems from overseas collections. In the...More »

  • poster for The Beauty of Makie - Shibayama and Somada

    The Beauty of Makie - Shibayama and Somada

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2013-05-24 - 2013-08-18

    The fall of the shogunate and opening of Japan in the mid 19th century led to the rapid decline in demand among Japanese for traditional crafts, seen as irrelevant in a society keen to Westernise. Overseas,...More »

  • poster for Yasuyuki Namikawa "Court Artist"

    Yasuyuki Namikawa "Court Artist"

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-05-30 - 2008-08-24

    In Namikawa's works, red, green and blue rise out of the black and dark navy backgrounds, bordered by frames decorated in beautiful gold and silver lines. His flower and bird designs have an illusionary...More »

  • poster for "Short Swords of the Daimyo and Merchant: Masterpieces From the Late Edo and Meiji Periods" Exhibition

    "Short Swords of the Daimyo and Merchant: Masterpieces From the Late Edo and Meiji Periods" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2008-02-27 - 2008-05-25

    The exhibition features swords and related accessories from the museum collection. The swords will be displayed in sets of "koshirae," all of which are noted for its intricate decorations created by artisans. [Image:...More »

  • poster for "Sword Fittings in a World of Beauty" Exhibition

    "Sword Fittings in a World of Beauty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2007-11-28 - 2008-02-24

    In the Meiji period, various types of sword fittings were produced and were known for its beautiful and intricate ornamentation. Sword fittings were especially valued during the Meiji period when the craftsmanship...More »

  • poster for "The Stylish Smoker's Items" Exhibition

    "The Stylish Smoker's Items" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2007-08-29 - 2007-11-25

    The habit of smoking began in the early Edo period when the Portuguese introduced it to Japan. Upon arriving in Nagasaki, smoking spread through the smaller cities and rapidly through Kyoto. With the rising...More »

  • poster for "The Legendary Kyo-Satsuma Ceramics" Exhibition

    "The Legendary Kyo-Satsuma Ceramics" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-05-30 - 2007-08-26

    Satsuma ceramics originated in the late 16th century. The technique came into existence by a group of Korean ceramicists in Kagoshima prefecture. At the Paris Expo in 1867, its visuals caught the attention...More »

  • poster for "The World's Most Intriguing Metalworks" Exhibition

    "The World's Most Intriguing Metalworks" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-02-28 - 2007-05-27

    In 1873, Japan participated in the Vienna World's Fair for the first time. At the fair, Japanese crafts and metalworks received wide interest. The exhibition will feature works by Natsuo Kano (1828-98),...More »

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