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KANSAI

‘Nihonga Paintings: Kyoto — Cherished Images, Past and Present’

THE MUSEUM OF KYOTO

by Tomohiro Osaki

Staff Writer

Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto has long been a popular theme for artists. This exhibition explores how Japanese painters from different eras have visualized and interpreted the city’s unique allure. Created at different points in history, the images also portray social and environmental changes of Kyoto.

During the show’s running period, the Museum of Kyoto is also hosting related talks and lectures on the history of Kyoto, and on Japanese paintings in general. Featured artists include Rieko Morita and Yujin Nakaji; till March 24.

The Museum of Kyoto; (075) 222-0888; Sanjo-Takakura, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto; Karasuma-Oike Station, Tozai Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. till 7:30 p.m.). ¥1,100. Closed Mon. www.bunpaku.or.jp.