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Ornate Meiji Period Art: Shining Kyoto Artists of the Imperial Court
Venue [ Main Building（South Wing）1F ]
The Imperial Court artist system was established in 1890 by the Ministry of the Imperial Household to honor and protect outstanding artists and craftsmen. Considered the front-runners of the art world, only a handful of artists were selected.
In addition to encouraging art, the purpose behind the system’s establishment was to help painters and craftspeople facing hardship after losing the protection of the shogunate and other fiefdoms following the Meiji Restoration, while also preserving their exceptional skills. The Imperial Court artists were bestowed the highest honor and authority in the art world of their time, and many artists with ties to Kyoto were selected to join the system throughout its duration until 1944. This exhibition introduces nineteen Imperial Court artists with ties to Kyoto, focusing on the Meiji Period when the system was first established. Visitors are invited to experience the skill and beauty of Meiji Period Kyoto through masterpieces that have been celebrated as the greatest of their kind.
- July 23 (Sat.) - September 19 (Mon. national holiday)
Part 1: July 23 (Sat.) - August 21 (Sun.)
Part 2: August 23 (Tue.) - September 19 (Mon. national holiday)
- 10:00〜18:00 Last Admission: 17:30
- Main Building（South Wing）1F
- Closed on
- Mondays, except public holidays
- Adult 1,800yen (Advance/Group 1,600yen)
University/High school student 1,300yen (Advance/Group 1,100yen)
Junior high and younger students are admitted free of charge.