KOJI KINUTANI: A Journey of Color and Imagery

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Establishing a unique style with colorful and highly energetic fresco works, Koji Kinutani stands at the forefront of the Japanese art world. Since receiving the Yasui Prize, an honor widely viewed as the gateway to success, at the age of 31, Kinutani has vigorously engaged in various activities while primarily showing his work in the Dokuritsu Art Association exhibition.

Along with important and never-before-shown works spanning the artist’s career, this exhibition presents the entire scope of Kinutani’s manifold practice with three-dimensional works, ceramics, glass works, and a three-screen video installation that brings the artist’s worldview to life.

List of Works

KOJI KINUTANI: A Journey of Color and Imagery (PDF)

Exhibition dates

August 22 (Tue.) – October 15 (Sun), 2017


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

Every Friday and Saturday: 9:30AM–9:00PM (admission until 8:30PM)


Mondays, September 19 (Tue.) and October 10 (Tue.)
Exception: September 18 (Mon.) and October 9 (Mon.)


The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The Mainichi Newspapers
The Kyoto Shimbun


Embassy of Italy in Japan


Iwatani Corporation
Sekisui House, Ltd.
Kintetsu Group Holdings Co.,Ltd.
Hankyu Corporation
Watakyu seimoa Corporation
Tokyo College of Music
Atelier Silky


Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum


  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 1,400 1,200 1,200
University students 900 700 700
High school students 500 300 300

* Junior high school students or younger are 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 between June 22 - August 21, 2017

Publicity materials

flyer (2MB)

KOJI KINUTANI: A Journey of Color and Imagery

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