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


KITAZAWA Eigetsu, Gion Festival, 1936, Collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto


Kyoto Life – Arts in Seasonal Delight

2020.07.23 thu. - 09.22 tue.

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In Japan, nature has been seamlessly incorporated into works of art that bring joy to daily life. Kyoto in particular continues to enchant people as a city where life, nature and art are closely interlinked.
Traditionally, people kept track of the changing seasons by dividing the year into 24 terms. This exhibition introduces natural phenomena, flowers, animals, festivals, and events woven into the tapestry of life in Kyoto, in addition to selected works of art and craft from our collection and video materials, organized according to these 24 seasonal terms. We hope that viewing this exhibition will create opportunities to engage with rich connections among daily life, nature, and art over the course of the year, and to re-examine our modern world in which the natural and social environment is undergoing drastic change.

Exhibition dates 2020.07.23 thu. - 09.22 tue.

Hours 9:30AM–6:00PM
*Fridays and Saturdays : 9:30AM–9:00PM
*Admission until 30 min. before closing
*Opening hours is subject to change, due to the prevention against COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the updated information, before your visit.

Closed Mondays, August 11
*Exception: August 10, September 21
Admission Adults: 1,000 yen (800 yen)
University students: 500 yen (400 yen)
* Figures in parentheses are groups of 20 or more and Night discount on Fridays/Saturdays after 5 P.M.
* High school students and younger are free (with valid ID).
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
* Collection gallery exhibition is available with this ticket.

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