Kitaoji Rosanjin: A Revolutionary in the Art of Japanese Cuisine


 Bowl with Disign of Camellia
KITAOJI Rosanjin,
   Bowl with Design of Camellia, 1955,
   The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

 Playing an active role in a wide range of art, including calligraphy, seal-making, cooking and pottery, an artist of exceptional talent, Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959) was particularly well-known as a gourmand who attained the pinnacle of gastronomy. Declaring that dishware is a "kimono" for food, Rosanjin expressively interpreted the appeal of Japanese cuisine, attempting to reinvent it in his own way. Through his work, we will explore the relationship between Japanese cuisine and its dishware, which crystallizes the Japanese spirit of hospitality and its concept of nature. In addition to Rosanjin's work, and in cooperation with several Japanese restaurants in Kyoto, we will introduce photographs and images by contemporary Japanese photographers who have captured different aspects of Japanese cuisine from a fresh perspective.

Official Web Site
http://kitaoji-rosanjin.jp/ in Japanese Only

List of Works
Kitaoji Rosanjin: A Revolutionary in the Art of Japanese Cuisine

Exhibition dates
June 19 (Fri.) - August 16 (Sun.), 2015
Closed on Mondays
Exception: Open on July 20 (Mon.), closed on July 21 (Tue.)

Hours
Regular hours
9:30AM–5:00PM (admission until 4:30PM)

Evening hours (every Friday)
9:30AM–8:00PM (admission until 7:30PM)

Organizer
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
NHK Kyoto Station
NHK PlanNet, Inc., Kinki Branch Office
Nikkei Inc.
The Kyoto Shimbun Newspaper Co.,Ltd.

Support
Agency for Cultural Affairs
Japanese National Commission for UNESCO

Sponsor
Kikkoman Corporation
Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
HAKUTSURU SAKE Brewing Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Special cooperation
"Kitaoji Rosanjin: A Revolutionary in the Art of Japanese Cuisine"
   Support committee

Cooperation
Japanese Culinary Academy
Canon Inc.
Canon Marketing Japan Inc.
KLEE INC.

Admission
  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 1,400 1,200 1,200
University students 1,000 800 800
High school students 500 300 300
Junior high school students
and younger
Free

*Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are
 admitted free of charge.(Please present certificate at the admission.)
*Advance tickets are available for a limited period only. (2015/5/1 - 6/18)


Related events
   Talk session: "Kyo-ryori (Kyoto cuisine) and Rosanjin"    
MURATA Yoshihiro (Owner & Chef of Kikunoi)
   TOKUOKA Kunio (Executive Chef of Kyoto KITCHO)
   TAKAHASHI Yoshihiro (Executive Chef of HYOTEI)
   Date & Time: June 20 (Sat.) 2:00-4:00PM
   (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM at the information desk.)
   Place: 1F Lobby
   Fee: Free Admission, maximum capacity 200
   *exhibition tickets are required
   in Japanese only

   Memorial talk: "Rosanjin in reminiscence"    
YAMADA Kazu (Writer)
   MATSUBARA Ryuichi (Chief curator, the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto)
   Date & Time: July 18 (Sat.) 2:00-3:30PM
   (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM at the information desk.)
   Place: 1F Lecture hall
   Fee: Free Admission, maximum capacity 100
   *exhibition tickets are required
   in Japanese only

   Gallery talk    
IIDA Shinichi (Owner of IIDA)
   Date & Time: June 28 (Sun.) 11:00AM-12:00PM
             August 2 (Sun.) 11:00AM-12:00PM
   (numbered tickets distributed 9:30AM at the information desk.)
   Fee: Free Admission
   *exhibition tickets are required
   in Japanese only

   Pottery class: Making Manaita plate-"Dishware is a "kimono" for food"    
YAMAGIWA Chimasa (APP ARTS STUDIO)
   SHISHIKURA Megumi (Volver)
   Date & Time: August 9 (Sun.) 1:00PM-4:00PM
   Place: 1F Lecture hall
   For further details, click here. Japanese Only
   *We have reached the quota of applications. Thank you very much for your applying.

   Selections from the NFC Collection
   MoMAK Films 2015: "Dining Table in Cinema"    
Date & Time: July 31 (Fri.), August 1 (Sat.)
   Place: 1F Lecture hall
   For further details, click here.

Publicity materials
flyer PDF(1.5MB)

 


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