300th Anniversary Feature Exhibition: Itō Jakuchū
December 13, 2016 - January 15, 2017

General Information

Exhibition Title 300th Anniversary, Itō Jakuchū
Period December 13, 2016 - January 15, 2017
Venue Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries), Galleries 2F-3, 4, 5
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.
Dec. 26, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017.
Museum Hours 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Admission 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 eighteenth century Kyoto painter Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800) is famous for his exquisite renditions of birds and flowers, but most exceptional among them are his paintings of chickens and roosters. While lesser known, Jakuchū also produced a small number of figure paintings. He employed a wide range of styles, from delicate renderings in color to bold, forceful works in monochrome ink. In 2016, various major exhibitions commemorate the 300th anniversary of Jakuchū’s birth. The Kyoto National Museum show features works that will not be shown at other venues, revealing the genius and appeal of this master painter.

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