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Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum Opening for Jin Kuwabara

  • Wednesday, February 01, 2012
  • 10:00 AM (UTC+09:00)
  • Wednesday, February 29, 2012
  • 5:00 PM (UTC+09:00)
  • Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

2012 Winter Public Opening of
the Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

The Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum, Japan’s first museum exclusively dedicated to netsuke, is proud to announce that its winter public opening has been scheduled for the month of February, 2012.

The museum holds approximately 2,500 netsuke pieces dating from the Edo period to the present and exhibits 400 selected pieces to the public four times a year. It is located near Nijo Castle, in a remodeled samurai residence that has preserved the stateliness of the original residence.

As this season’s special exhibition, the museum features the works of Jin KUWABARA, producing the work pieces using animals, sea creatures, insects and plants as his motifs.  Born in 1956 in Gunma Prefecture, he began to carve ivory at a company he was working for and started netsuke production since 1997. We are sure that you will enjoy KUWABARA’s world of netsuke created with careful observation in order to pursue the realities in his works.

Wednesday, February 1 to Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TIME 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission 4:30 p.m.)
PLACE 46-1 Mibukayougosho-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8811, Japan
(On the east side of the Mibu-dera Temple)
Phone: 075-802-7000

ADMISSION (inclusive of consumption tax)
Adult : ¥ 1,200
Student :
¥ 600 (Jr. & Sr. high school)
*(Student ID required.)

* Children at elementary school age and below are not allowed in the museum.
* Photography is prohibited within the museum.
* No parking space is available. (Please use public transportation utilities.)

Website: http://www.netsukekan.jp

Website in English: http://www.netsukekan.jp/english/

The International Netsuke Society is vehemently opposed to the trafficking, trade or commerce of illegal ivory, horn or any other illegal material. We support and comply with all international laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the Endangered Species Act, and the African Elephant Conservation Act.