General Information

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, "Timed Entry Tickets" for this exhibition should be reserved online in advance.
A limited number of same-day tickets will be available for purchase at the museum's South Gate entrance (entry will be allowed during the time slot closest to the time of purchase). The number tickets available each day are limited and will become unavailable if sold out. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Exhibition dates are subject to change and visitors numbers may be limited. Updates will be posted on this website and on the museum's official Twitter feed, so please check for the latest information before visiting the museum in person.

Exhibition Title Special Exhibition
Masterpieces from the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art: Noh, Chanoyu, and Rinpa
Period October 9–December 5, 2021

The exhibition has two installations:
Part I: October 9–November 7, 2021
Part II: November 9–December 5, 2021
Some artworks may be rotated during the exhibition period.
Venue Kyoto National Museum, Heisei Chishinkan Wing
Transportation JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus
Closed Mondays
Special Exhibition Hours 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (Entrance until 5:00 p.m.)
Special Exhibition Ticket Admission
Adult 1,800 yen
Univ. Student 1,200 yen
High School Student 700 yen
  • There are no group discounts or advance purchase discounts.
  • University students and high-school students with discounted tickets must show ID at the entrance.
  • Admission is reduced by 500 yen for Campus Members (including faculty) able to produce I.D. Please reserve and purchase a "Campus Members Timed Entry Tickets."
  • Campus members are the only possible adult discounts.
  • Free admission is available for the following groups only (with ID). Purchase of a “Time Entry Ticket” is not required to enter the exhibition, but those who wish to attend the Memorial Lecture must reserve a “Lecture Ticket and Free Timed Entry Ticket Set” in advance. Ticket reservations are not necessary for children under the age of 7.
    • Elementary and middle school students
    • Disabled persons (with one attendant)
    • Complimentary ticket holders
    • Seifūkai (patron circle) members
    • Special patrons and supporting members of the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage
  • No museum re-entry allowed after exiting the museum grounds.
How to Reserve and Purchase Tickets Online
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, tickets for this exhibition should be reserved online in advance. To alleviate congestion in the galleries, entry priority will be given to holders of "Timed Entry Tickets," so we recommend visitors to please purchase a "Timed Entry Ticket" prior to visiting the museum. Admission times are divided into hour-long time frames, and visitors must enter the museum within the time slot printed on their tickets.
In addition, a limited number of same-day tickets will be available for purchase without a reservation at the museum entrance. Purchasers of same-day tickets will be allowed entry during the time slot closest to the time of purchase. Tickets for each day are limited and will become unavailable if sold out. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
"Timed Entry Tickets" and "Campus Members Timed Entry Tickets" can be reserved through the Lawson Ticket website up to a day before your visit. After making your reservation online, tickets can be printed and purchased at any Lawson or MiniStop convenience store. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 9th.

Official Website
(In Japanese only)
Audio Guide under construction
Organized by Kyoto National Museum; Hatakeyama Memorial Museum, The Ebara Hatakeyama Memorial Foundation; Nikkei Inc.; NHK (Japan Broadcasting Station) Kyoto; NHK Enterprises, Inc. Osaka Branch Office
With the support of Taisei Corporation

Description of This Exhibition

The Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art houses the collections of Ebara Corporation founder Hatakeyama Issei (1881–1971), better known in the tea world as Sokuō. This special exhibition introduces masterworks of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean art from his museum, which has long been closed for renovation, with a focus on prized objects used in Chanoyu tea gatherings, as well as masks and costumes for the Noh theater and artworks expressing the decorative aesthetic of Rinpa. Hatakeyama marked the storage boxes of his favorite tea utensils with a red seal reading "Sokuō; Cherished Pleasures, Offered to the People" (Sokuō yoshū aigan). This phrase exemplifies his interest in not monopolizing such objects for himself but instead in sharing them with the public. Enjoy this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the aesthetic world created by Hatakeyama Sokuō through the early artworks that he loved.

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