The Museum Yamatobunkakan - Past Events

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

  • poster for Shan Shui - Trip to Utopia

    Shan Shui - Trip to Utopia

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-02-26 - 2016-04-10

    Shan shui is the style of painting that is most often used in traditional Chinese painting, featuring mountains, rivers and waterfalls. This exhibition showcases the brush and ink masterpieces of Shan...More »

  • Paradise of Flowers and Birds

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2015-11-20 - 2015-12-25

    Exhibiting paintings and craft objects featuring gorgeous scenery that overflows with an array of flowers and birds More »

  • poster for Gakuen Mae Art Week 2015

    Gakuen Mae Art Week 2015

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2015-11-07 - 2015-11-15

    Gakuen Mae Art Week 2015 offers new perspectives to contemporary art, bringing together residents, cultural institutions, students, and artists.More »

  • poster for Medieval People and Art

    Medieval People and Art

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-08-21 - 2015-10-04

    Japan in medieval times saw a flourish of arts amid the breakdown of civil order. With the shift in power, creativity came not only from nobility but from the warrior class and various townspeople. This...More »

  • poster for The Rich World of Japanese Pottery—The Jomon Through Edo Eras

    The Rich World of Japanese Pottery—The Jomon Through Edo Eras

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-07-03 - 2015-08-16

    Showcasing the diverse beauty of Japanese pottery, which reflects the aesthetics and practical applications of various ages and the influence of new technologies from the Chinese mainland and Korean Peninsula....More »

  • Water in Art

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-05-15 - 2015-06-28

    The importance and symbolic power of water in East Asia is approached through the four themes of “Holy water,” “Water’s Blessing,” “Within the Four Seasons” and “The Story Surrounding Water.” Paintings...More »

  • Genre and Narrative Paintings

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-04-03 - 2015-05-10

    Presenting genre paintings from the Momoyama through Edo eras, including the National Treasure “Matsuura Folding Screen,” and narrative paintings featuring people incorporated into their scenery. Massage...More »

  • In Admiration of Flowers

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2015-02-20 - 2015-03-29

    An exhibition of works that feature beautiful flowers - a popular motif in paintings and pottery since ancient times.More »

  • poster for Auspicious Arts

    Auspicious Arts

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-01-06 - 2015-02-15

    An exhibition of auspicious art including paintings and crafts from the collection at The Museum Yamatobunkakan. [Related Events] There will be free lectures on Jan.25 (Sun) and Feb.1 (Sun). Please...More »

  • poster for Ninsei Nonomura “The Tea Ceremony: People and Objects”

    Ninsei Nonomura “The Tea Ceremony: People and Objects”

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Ceramics
    • 2014-11-21 - 2014-12-25

    Presenting the letters of tea ceremony masters and paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and lacquer works with deep ties to the tea ceremony.More »

  • poster for Hoitsu Sakai Exhibition

    Hoitsu Sakai Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-11 - 2014-11-16

    An exhibition of delicate paintings by Sakai Hoitsu, an Edo-based painter often considered one of the last masters of the Rinpa style. [Related Events] There will be a series of lectures during the...More »

  • poster for Tessai Tomioka’s Chinese Style in Modern Japan

    Tessai Tomioka’s Chinese Style in Modern Japan

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-08-22 - 2014-10-05

    Tessai Tomioka, born in 1837 in Kyoto, was the pseudonym for a painter and calligrapher in imperial Japan. He was educated as a scholar in classical Chinese philosophy and literature, and the ancient Japanese...More »

  • poster for The Beauty of Continuation and Repetition - Patterns Filled with Ideas

    The Beauty of Continuation and Repetition - Patterns Filled with Ideas

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2014-07-04 - 2014-08-17

    Chinese blue-and-white porcelain which carry a repeated pattern are appreciated in this exhibition. The repetition gives a sense of stability of rhythmical beauty, representing prosperity, good luck, and...More »

  • Landscapes of Shrines and Temples - From Mandalas to Festivals

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-05-23 - 2014-06-29

    The art of Japanese shrines and temples is highly diverse but their common quality is their ability to invite the viewer into the pictorial space, and this is highlighted here through a collection of religious...More »

  • poster for Painting of Momoyama and Edo

    Painting of Momoyama and Edo

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2014-04-04 - 2014-05-18

    The Momoyama period brought an end to an age of conflict and rule passed from Nobunaga Oda to Hideyoshi Tokugawa and then Iesu Tokugawa, in 1603 the Edo shogunate was established and continued for 260...More »

  • “The Beauty of Bamboo”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-02-21 - 2014-03-30

    As part of the collaborative exhibition “Pine, Bamboo and Plum Tree” organized together with Kurokawa Institute of Ancient Cultures and Sen-Oku Hakuko Kan, the Museum Yamatobunkakan presents an exhibition...More »

  • poster for Glimmering Beauty: Metal Craft of the Orient

    Glimmering Beauty: Metal Craft of the Orient

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-01-05 - 2014-02-16

    Buddhist statues, altar objects, ornaments, and tableware are just a few of the works made through the unique properties of metalsmithing since ancient times. Gold and silver in particular have created...More »

  • poster for Encounters of Literature and Art— Illustrated Tales From the Heian Through Edo Eras

    Encounters of Literature and Art— Illustrated Tales From the Heian Through Edo Eras

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-11-22 - 2013-12-26

    Literature and art are deeply connected, and numerous narrative paintings combining the enjoyment of enthralling tales with artwork have been produced. This exhibition presents illustrated works from the...More »

  • poster for Choshun Miyagawa Exhibition

    Choshun Miyagawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2013-10-12 - 2013-11-17

    The first comprehensive exhibition of works by Edo period painter, Choshun Miyagawa (1682-1752). Having trained under the early ukiyo-e master, Hishikawa Moronobu, Miyagawa is most famous for his bijinga...More »

  • poster for Masterworks of Ink Painting

    Masterworks of Ink Painting

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-08-23 - 2013-10-06

    Exhibition of masterworks, some designated National Treasures, of ink painting, collections of Yamatobunkakan and Kyushu National Museum. The exhibition aims to present the development of the art in medieval...More »

  • poster for Art Across Continents — Japan and the World

    Art Across Continents — Japan and the World

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2013-07-05 - 2013-08-18

    Exhibition of paintings, glasswork and other crafts dating to between the 17th-19th centuries, a time when although Japan enacted a policy of isolation, exchange with the rest of East Asia was vibrant...More »

  • poster for “The Spread of Chinese Porcelain - Devotion, Replication and Development”

    “The Spread of Chinese Porcelain - Devotion, Replication and Development”

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2013-05-17 - 2013-06-30

    Chinese ceramics have been revered around the world for their high quality of craftmanship and beauty. In Japan, they hugely influenced the development of glazed wares, called Seto ware, and were highly...More »

  • poster for "Crafts That Color Life" Exhibition

    "Crafts That Color Life" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2008-07-04 - 2008-08-17

    This exhibition will display works of cutlery, ornamental and stationery goods, crafts that combine both practicality and the aesthetic, that lend some color and beauty to living. [Image: "Negoro Lacquered...More »

  • poster for "Priests and Art - People of Holiness" Exhibition

    "Priests and Art - People of Holiness" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Ceramics
    • 2008-05-23 - 2008-06-29

    Religious art is born out of and transferred by a range of people. Based on paintings and Zen writing, this exhibition will draw attention to the beauty of prayer that enwraps our existence. [Image:...More »

  • poster for "Matsuura Byobu and Portraits from the Momoyama and Edo Periods: Focusing on Female Portraiture" Exhibition

    "Matsuura Byobu and Portraits from the Momoyama and Edo Periods: Focusing on Female Portraiture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-04 - 2008-05-18

    Through portraits of women adorned in beautiful costumes, the exhibition explores the art of Matsuura Byobu. [Image: National Treasure "Byobu with Female Entertainment" (left panel)]More »

  • poster for "Spring Design, a Present of the Floral Season" Exhibition

    "Spring Design, a Present of the Floral Season" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2008-02-16 - 2008-03-30

    This exhibition features paintings and crafts depicting spring flowers and budding trees. [Image: "Flower-motifed Fan"]More »

  • poster for "China's Sung and Yuan Dynasties and Korea: Birth of the Eastern Classic Beauty" Exhibition

    "China's Sung and Yuan Dynasties and Korea: Birth of the Eastern Classic Beauty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Ceramics
    • 2008-01-05 - 2008-02-11

    China's Sung and Yuan dynasties and Korea gave birth to the prototype of classical beauty, which determined the aesthetics of East Asian art. The exhibition features paintings and ceramics from the museum's...More »

  • poster for "Japanese Buddhist Art: The Embodiment of Prayer" Exhibition

    "Japanese Buddhist Art: The Embodiment of Prayer" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Product
    • 2007-11-16 - 2007-12-24

    This exhibition features the formative beauty of Buddhist art in painting, crafts and prints. [Image: "National Treasure: Ichiji Rendai Hokekyo"]More »

  • poster for "Okura-Shukokan Collection Kanoha in Edo: Elegance of the Samurai " Exhibition

    "Okura-Shukokan Collection Kanoha in Edo: Elegance of the Samurai " Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2007-09-30 - 2007-11-11

    This exhibition features paintings by the Kano school from the Okura-Shukokan Collection, which includes the famous Tanyu's "Ukaizu-byobu" painted during the Edo period. [Image: Iccho Hanabusa "Dragon...More »

  • poster for "Art of Paradise: Microcosmos Made of Dreams" Exhibition

    "Art of Paradise: Microcosmos Made of Dreams" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-08-10 - 2007-09-24

    This exhibition features works from East Asia, through the ancient to modern periods, that depict people's longings for paradise. [Image: "Hitenmon Nokihira Gawara"]More »

  • poster for "Japan's Ceramics -From the Jomon Period to the Edo Period-" Exhibition

    "Japan's Ceramics -From the Jomon Period to the Edo Period-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-06-29 - 2007-08-05

    The exhibition features various ceramics that range from utilitarian to ornamental in design. [Image: "Aka Oribe Chawan"]More »

  • poster for "The Expressions of Ink - Ink Painting and Calligraphy Masterpieces -" Exhibition

    "The Expressions of Ink - Ink Painting and Calligraphy Masterpieces -" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2007-05-18 - 2007-06-24

    The exhibition features an assortment of ink paintings and calligraphy by Sesson and other Japanese and Chinese painters. Image: "Lu Dong Bin (Chinese Hermit)" Sesson. Courtesy of The Museum Yamatobunkakan...More »

  • poster for "Matsuura Byo-bu and Art Works from Momoyama and Edo Period" Exhibition

    "Matsuura Byo-bu and Art Works from Momoyama and Edo Period" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-04-01 - 2007-05-13

    The masterpiece of Fuzoku-ga (paintings that depict everyday life), "Matsuura Byo-bu" will be on display, along with paintings, ceramics, lacquerware and textiles that were connected to everyday life from...More »

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