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Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum Opening: Love by Netsuke Artists

  • Sunday, April 01, 2012
  • 10:00 AM (UTC+09:00)
  • Monday, April 30, 2012
  • 5:00 PM (UTC+09:00)
  • Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

2012 Spring 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 spring public opening has been scheduled for the month of April, 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 on the theme of "Love". The exhibition showcases netsuke with a motif of a scene from stories and historical events, promise of eternal love, familial love and benevolence toward animals and nature. You can see diverse figures of love created by prominent netsuke artists.

Enclosed please find the press release on our spring public opening. We would be grateful if you could share words of the opening with others, and, if possible, include it within your branch of the media.

For further information, our next public opening in summer has been scheduled for 1st through 31st of July 2012.

Sincerely yours,

Muneaki Kinoshita

Director, Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

2012 Spring Public Opening of

the Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

PERIOD Sunday, April 1 to Monday, April 30, 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.)

Contact : Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum, Public Relations Office

(c/o Information Workshop Co.)

Phone :

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