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KYOTO

“Nihonga in Kyoto: Past, Present, and Future”

The Museum of Kyoto

by Tomoko Hori

The Kyoto Japanese-Style Painters’ Association was established in 1941, during World War II, by Seiho Takeuchi, Keigetsu Kikuchi, Kansetsu Hashimoto and a number of other well-known nihonga (Japanese-style painting) artists. The association has since grown to include around 500 artist members.

To celebrate the Kyoto Japanese-Style Painters’ 70th anniversary, this exhibition showcases 23 paintings by past executive board members of the association, as well as some 430 new works by other members.

The show also celebrates the July 9 reopening of The Museum of Kyoto, which had been under seven months of renovation; till Aug. 21.

The Museum of Kyoto; (075) 222-0888; Sanjo Takakura, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto; 3-min. walk east of Karasuma Oike Station (Exit 5), Karasuma or Tozai lines. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri., till 7:30 p.m.) ¥800. Closed Mon. www.bunpaku.or.jp.