Kyoto Textiles: From the 1960s to the Present

Hermann Bahr (text) /Joseph Maria Olbrich (cover design and illustrations), Secession, 1900 MORIGUCHI Kunihiko,
Yuzen dyeing kimono
"Snow Reflection", 1969
The National Museum of
Modern Art, Kyoto

It has been over 1,200 years since the capital of Japan was transferred to Kyoto. Over the centuries, textile artisans have developing a wide range of devices, techniques, and designs to keep pace with the times. Their outstanding works stem from an effort to carry on an unbroken line of methods and forms while constantly pursuing new approaches amid the changes that arose in every era.

In this exhibition, we focus on 28 artists and aspects of their work to shed light on various conditions related to dyeing and weaving from the 1960s, when the museum first opened, to the present day. Unfortunately, space constraints make it necessary to limit the number of artists and works, but we hope that this exhibition provides viewers with a general overview of Kyoto textiles from the period.

List of Works

Kyoto Textiles: From the 1960s to the Present

Exhibition dates

March 8 (Fri.) – April 14 (Sun), 2019


Regular hours: 9:30AM–5:00PM
*Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30AM–8:00PM
(Admission until 30 min. before closing)




The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto
The Kyoto Shimbun


  Day of admission Group
(20 or more)
After 5PM on
Fri. and Sat. nights
Adult 1,000 800 800
University students 500 400 400

* High school students or younger are free
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
* Collection gallery is available with this ticket.

Publicity materials

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Kyoto Textiles: From the 1960s to the Present

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