Quintessence of Modern Japanese Art"Treasures of the Imperial Collections" Exhibition at MOMAK8 November 2013 - Sightseeing/Events
An exhibition titled "Treasures of the Imperial Collections," co-sponsored by the Kyoto Shimbun Co., Ltd. and other organizations, introducing the quintessence of modern Japanese art handed down in the Imperial Family, opened on November 9 at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (MOMAK), in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto. In the private viewing on November 8, invited guests experienced the world of ornate beauty.
In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the museum and the 20th anniversary of the Imperial Household Agency's "Sannomaru Shozokan" in which the Imperial art collections are stored, this exhibition is being held only in Kyoto. On display are a total of approximately 180 artworks, which include gifts presented on auspicious events and artworks purchased at government-sponsored exhibitions, such as pictures, dyed textiles, sculptures, Japanese lacquer arts and others.
Fine arts through which visitors can enjoy the acme of workmanship by modern great masters and artisans, including lacquer paintings by Zeshin Shibata, Japanese paintings by Taikan Yokoyama, elaborately patterned "Tsuzure Nishiki" tapestries, cloisonne vases and other items, were arranged. There is also a room with a reconstruction of part of the "Meiji Palace" which was burnt down during the Second World War, and magnificent spaces prevail throughout the venue. The exhibition will continue until January 13, 2014. There is an admission fee. It is closed on Mondays, except December 23 and January 13, as well as December 10, December 24, and from December 30 to January 2. Exhibited items will be changed.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)