Pre-Opening Events

Main Building Illumination by Takahashi Kyota


会场 [ Main Building ]

Illumination Image (CG)

The Main Buillding’s venerable Imperial Crown Style public museum architecture stands against the backdrop of Higashiyama. The original 1933 architectural exterior has been preserved while the new Museum renovation integrates groundbreaking innovative elements such as the ‘glass ribbon’ around the entrance. Lighting designed by Kyoto based lighting artist Takahashi Kyota, known for his treatment of historical buildings and their surroundings, will illuminate and beautifully enhance the Museum’s seasonal attractions in the evenings.

Illumination Image (CG)


Starting on Dec. 21 (Sat), 2019
Main Building


Takahashi Kyota

Born in Kyoto Prefecture in 1970. Master’s degree from the Kyoto City University of Arts in 1995. Active in public projects, skillfully applying light and images onto exterior surfaces. Large-scale architectural lighting projects include dynamic light projections on Nijo Castle in Kyoto, the Towada Art Center, and Tokyo Station.