Theater

Theater program: Dec. 13, 2016 - Feb. 5, 2017

History and Masterworks of the Kyoto National Museum

[Hi-Vision Cinema] English audio guide available / about 16 min.

For more than a century, the Kyoto National Museum has been a repository for the artistic legacy of Kyoto, the ancient Japanese capital for a thousand years. This program introduces the collecting, methods of preservation, research, conservation, and other activities of this august institution over its long history.

Kyoto National Museum Main Gate
Kyoto National Museum Main Gate

Showtimes
Lecture Theater in Heisei Chishinkan Wing
Tuesday, Thursday 13:00- / 14:00- / 15:00-
*Theater is closed every Saturday and Dec. 13, 22

Kyoto Kimono: Beauty and Craftsmanship Developed by the Inhabitants of Kyoto

[4K Cinema] English audio guide available / about 20 min.

Kyoto has long been Japan's center for the various industries used in kimono production, including weaving, dyeing, embroidery, and gold leaf application. This video introduces the advanced techniques used by contemporary textile artists and artisans in Nishijin and other areas of Kyoto. The ultra high-resolution imagery reveals details about these fabrics that would be hard to see with the naked eye, including the fibers' textures and the intricate, sophisticated artistry with which they are produced.

Kyoto Kimono: Beauty and Craftsmanship Developed by the Inhabitants of Kyoto
a scene in "Kyoto Kimono: Beauty and Craftsmanship Developed by the Inhabitants of Kyoto"

Showtimes
Lecture Theater in Heisei Chishinkan Wing
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Jan. 9 13:00- / 14:00- / 15:00-
*Theater is closed every Saturday and Dec. 16, 22, Jan. 8, 15, 27

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