The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto


ExhibitionsKATAGAMI Style - Paper Stencils and Japonisme

KATAGAMI Style - Paper Stencils and Japonisme

Top: Paper Stencil with Pattern of "Hyôtan",
 Bottle Gourd, Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart
Bottom: Adelbert Niemeyer "Vase" 1907-07
 Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg
  KATAGAMI (Stencil Paper) is today spotlighted internationally by its rich and sophisticated designs and highly acknowledged skills. However, KATAGAMI has been actually already known in western countries, where new expressions were passionately desired in the art, and given influence to many artists and designers since mid 19th century, when the industrialization has flourished in the society. In this exhibition, we introduce how KATAGAMI functioned in those western countries at the time of art and design reform movements, such as the Arts and Crafts Movement. We also introduce how far it has been taken over to the present by showing approximately 400 pieces of exhibits from variety genres collected from 70 locations of inside and outside of Japan.

List of Exhibits
List of Exhibits

Exhibition dates
Saturday, July 7– Sunday, August 19, 2012
Closed on Mondays
Exception: Open on July 16 (Mon./Holiday), August 13 (Mon.)

Schedule of Replacement
1st: July 7 (Sat.) - July 29 (Sun.)
2nd: July 31 (Tue.) - August 19 (Sun.)

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

Evening hours (every Friday and August 16 (Thu.))
9:30AM-8:00PM (admission until 7:30PM)

Lamp lighting schedule
During the exhibition, lamps are lighted for 15 minutes as the following schedule.
11:00AM- Part. 2 No. 2081 Table Lamp: Poppy
   (Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studio)
2:00PM- Part. 2 No. 2079 Sconce for the Avery Coonley House
   (Frank Lloyd Wright)
3:30PM- Part. 3 No. 3039 Lamp "Dandelions"
   (Daum Frères, Louis Majorelle)

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Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto City
Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 1,400 1,200 1,100
University students 1,000 800 700
High school students 500 300 200
Junior high school students
and younger
Free Free 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:
 Ticket Pia (P-code: 765-093)
 Lawson   (L-code:55887)
 Other major ticket vendors and convenience stores
 *Advance tickets are available for a limited period only. (5/28-7/6)


Related events
Panel Discussion by Commissioners of the Exhibition:
"Correspondence between the World and Japan through Katagami"

Date & Time: July 21 (Sat.), 2012 2:00-5:00PM
         (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: 1F lecture hall
Fee: Free admission, maximum capacity 100

  UMABUCHI Akiko (Professor, Japan Women's University)
  TAKAGI Yoko (Professor, Bunka Gakuen University)
  NAGASAKI Iwao (Professor, Kyoritsu Women's University)
  IKEDA Yuko (Senior Curator, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto)

Lecture: "History of Katazome (stencil dyeing) and Kyo-Katagami (paper stencils made in Kyoto)"
Date & Time: August 4 (Sat.), 2012 2:00-3:30PM
         (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: 1F lecture hall
Fee: Free admission, maximum capacity 100
Lecturer: FUJII Kenzo
        (Advisor, the Nishijin Textile Industrial Association)

Publicity materials
Press release PDF(560KB) in Japanese only

Flyer  PDF(620KB)


Pre-flyer (All 8 patterns, postcard size) PDF(3.4MB)

Other museums
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo 2012/4/6 (Fri.) – 5/27 (Sun.)
Mie Prefectural Art Museum 2012/8/28(Tue.) – 10/14(Sun.)
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