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Appreciating Netsuke

Netsuke is a small art form unique to Japan, and is called “netsuke” in every language of the world. The motifs are diverse, including people, animals, plants, inanimate objects, historical events, legends, scenes of theatrical performances such as Noh and Kabuki, deities and monsters. Each one of netsuke enshrines charm such as a wit, a riddle and a story.

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Special Exhibition 企画展

Oct. Special Exhibition “Netsuke with dynamic movement” Holding period:2022/10/01 (Sat.) ~ 2022/10/30 (Sun.)
Nov. Special Exhibition “Supreme Selection” Holding period:2022/11/01 (Tue.) ~ 2022/11/30 (Wed.)
Dec. Special Exhibition “Netsuke associated with Sake” Holding period:2022/12/01 (Thu.) ~ 2022/10/29 (Sat.)

2022

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Jan. Special Exhibition "Tetsuro Mori” Holding period:2022/01/06 (Thu.) ~ 2022/01/30 (Sun.)
Feb. Special Exhibition "Dosai Kudo” Holding period:2022/02/01 (Tue.) ~ 2022/02/27 (Sun.)
Mar. Special Exhibition "Toshi Tagami” Holding period:2022/03/01 (Tue.) ~ 2022/03/31 (Thu.)
Apr. Special Exhibition "Brilliant Challenges of Goldsmithing and Inlaying” Holding period:2022/04/01 (Fri.) ~ 2022/04/30 (Sat.)
May. Special Exhibition "Elegant Taste of Japanese Lacquer Art” Holding period:2022/05/01 (Sun.) ~ 2022/05/31 (Tue.)
Jun. Special Exhibition "Elaborate Techniques and Bold Designs” Holding period:2022/06/01 (Wed.) ~ 2022/06/30 (Thu.)
Jul. Special Exhibition " Netsuke Aquarium” Holding period:2022/07/01 (Fri.) ~ 2022/07/31 (Sun.)
Aug. Special Exhibition " Netsuke Zoo” Holding period:2022/08/01 (Mon.) ~ 2022/08/31 (Wed.)
Sep. Special Exhibition " Netsuke Botanical Garden” Holding period:2022/09/01 (Thu.) ~ 2022/09/30 (Fri.)
Oct. Special Exhibition “Netsuke with dynamic movement” Holding period:2022/10/01 (Sat.) ~ 2022/10/30 (Sun.)
Nov. Special Exhibition “Supreme Selection” Holding period:2022/11/01 (Tue.) ~ 2022/11/30 (Wed.)
Dec. Special Exhibition “Netsuke associated with Sake” Holding period:2022/12/01 (Thu.) ~ 2022/10/29 (Sat.)

EXHIBITION

From our collection of over 5,000 pieces, we hold a special exhibition every month on a single theme to introduce new attraction of netsuke. The works of permanent exhibition are changed every three months.

The Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum is a museum specializing in netsuke. About 400 carefully selected pieces of mainly contemporary netsuke are displayed in the exhibition rooms on the first and second floors.

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ARCHITECTURE

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The building of Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum is the only existing samurai residence in Kyoto city, and is registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of the City.

The museum is located in Mibu, where was the western edge of Kyoto in the Middle Ages. This area is known for that some samurai warriors and their families lived and worked as farmers during the Edo period. The museum was built in 1820 as the residence of the Kanzaki family, one of those samurai families. The building was renovated by utilizing the style of the samurai residence of that time, and the interior, the garden, and the lighting were designed and equipped using the skills of modern Kyoto craftsperson.

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