- Feature Exhibition; Hidden Treasures from a Merchant’s Storehouse:
The Hiromi Collection, a Legacy of Elegant Living
- February 3, 2018－March 18, 2018
|Exhibition Title||Feature Exhibition; Hidden Treasures from a Merchant’s Storehouse: The Hiromi Collection, a Legacy of Elegant Living|
|Period||February 3, 2018－March 18, 2018|
|Venue||Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries), Galleries 1F-2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|Transportation||JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus / Map|
|Closed||Closed on Monday
*When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be opened on Monday and closed on Tuesday.
|Museum Hours||Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Friday, Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Entrance until 7:30 p.m.)
Adult 520 yen (410 yen)
Univ. Student 260 yen (210 yen)
(Fees in parentheses are for groups of 20+)
*Admission is free for youths of high school age and below.
Images from the Exhibit
The Hiromi family is an old merchant family in the city of Kaizuka, in Osaka (not far from Kansai Airport). Their family business, established in 1835, was a shipping brokerage (kaisen don’ya) for the rice trade. Thereafter, they added a variety of other divisions including fertilizer, stock investment, and bank management, which not only grew the family assets but also contributed to the development of modern industry in the region. Their spacious estate includes a 34 meter-wide machiya, a tea house, and four earthen storehouses (kura) filled with a vast treasure trove of artworks—painting and calligraphy, tea utensils, furnishings, and other luxurious objects. These long hidden treasures, including works by Itō Jakuchū, Shiba Kōkan, Shibata Zeshin, and others, have been discovered in recent years and donated to the Kyoto National Museum for preservation, study, and exhibition to the public.