Director's Welcome

SASAKI Johei, Director

Welcome to the website of the Kyoto National Museum! Our site offers information on our Museum, past and ongoing exhibitions, as well as forthcoming events.

Since its founding in 1897, the Kyoto National Museum-located in the early capital of Japan with its long history and rich culture has enjoyed many visitors. The cultural arts that flourished here spread to the rest of Japan, creating artistic expressions often defined as "Japanese." In this sense, most of what is called Japanese art and culture are closely connected to Kyoto. It is, thus, my wish that our Museum, while taking root in this historical city, will continue its endeavor in presenting Japanese art.

We look forward to your visit to the Kyoto National Museum and hope you enjoy our site!

SASAKI Johei, Director
Kyoto National Museum
April 1, 2005

A Message to Museum Visitors

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