Past Exhibitions

Amusements in Kyoto
September 13, 2014 - October 13, 2014

Some of the best images of city life in Edo period (1615-1868) Kyoto are genre paintings depicting the daily lives of its people. Lively depictions of Kyoto's residents can be found in paintings of the Gion Festival, the city's largest and most important annual event, as well as in scenes showing people gathered at famous places around the capital. This thematic exhibition features outstanding examples of genre painting from the Kyoto National Museum's collection, including the recently discovered screens Amusements at Famous Places around the Capital, by Kano Eitoku (1543-1590), and the famous screen of an early female kabuki dancer, Okuni Kabuki.

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