General Information

Exhibition Title Special Exhibition
Masterpieces from the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art : Noh, Chanoyu, and Rinpa
Period October 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
Audio Guide under construction
Organized by Kyoto National Museum; Hatakeyama Memorial Museum; Nikkei Inc.; NHK (Japan Broadcasting Station) Kyoto; NHK Enterprises, Inc. Osaka Branch Office

Images from the Exhibit

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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