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KANTO

‘Kyoto from Inside and Outside: Scenes on Panels and Folding Screens’

Tokyo National Museum

by Jordan Sievers

Staff Writer

Kyoto, the old capital of Japan, has harbored a rich traditional culture that has remained strong for generations. Focusing on large-scale works that present depictions of town life as well as seasonal views of the city, this exhibition reveals a detailed glimpse into the aesthetics of Kyoto culture.

Three locations of particular symbolic interest are introduced: The Kyoto Imperial Palace, Ryoanji Temple and Nijo Castle. To maximize enjoyment, a free app for Apple iOS devices is also available at the iTunes store. The app features a zoom function to look at artworks, Q&A information and details about customs, culture, fashion and daily life in 17th-century Kyoto; Oct. 8-Dec. 1.

Tokyo National Museum, Heiseikan; 03-5405-8686; 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo; Ueno Station, JR Yamanote Line. 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Fri., Nov. 2, 3 till 8:00 p.m., Nov. 4 till 6:00 p.m.). ¥1,500. Closed Mon. (except Oct. 14, Nov. 4), Oct. 15, Nov. 5. www.tnm.jp