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Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum Summer Opening: Yoka Mukaida

  • Sunday, July 01, 2012
  • 10:00 AM (UTC+09:00)
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012
  • 5:00 PM (UTC+09:00)
  • Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

2012 Summer Public Opening of

the Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

Click here for the brochure: Events-2012_Summer_Exhibition.pdf

The Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum, Japan’s first museum exclusively dedicated to netsuke, is proud to announce that its summer public opening has been scheduled for the month of July, 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 the 2012 summer special program, the museum features the works by Yoka MUKAIDA, an important woman artist. She started netsuke production in 1998 and studied under contemporary netsuke artist Ryushi KOMADA. Taking musical instruments, insects and plants as her favorite motifs, she carves netsuke pieces with gentle forms and fantastical touches. In recent years the artist has been making figures as a motif to express internal feelings. The netsuke entitled “Butterfly” and “Duet”, which established her pathway as a netsuke artist, are also on display. We hope you will enjoy the fascinating world of her works.

Enclosed please find the press release on our summer 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 autumn has been scheduled for 1st through 30th of November 2012.

Sincerely yours,

Muneaki Kinoshita

Director, Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

2012 Summer Public Opening of

the Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

Sunday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 31, 2012

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission 4:30 p.m.)

46-1 Mibukayougosho-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8811, Japan

(On the east side of the Mibu-dera Temple)

Phone: 075-802-7000

(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.)

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.