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Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum Winter Opening: Masatoshi Nakamura

  • Friday, February 01, 2013
  • 10:00 AM (UTC+09:00)
  • Thursday, February 28, 2013
  • 5:00 PM (UTC+09:00)
  • Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

2013 Winter Public Opening of

the Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

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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, 2013.

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 2013 winter special program, the museum features the works by Masatoshi Nakamura who had his father Kuya for his teacher. He uses the ivory for his material of netsuke and his emotional technique is highly rated. He gropes for the new modern style of netsuke, investigating the austere beauty thoroughly. He is called “The pioneer in modern netsuke,” as he blazed it. Please enjoy his masterpieces appreciated by both modern and old netsuke collectors.

Sincerely yours,

Muneaki Kinoshita

Director, Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum


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.