Kyoto first began to flourish as a tourist destination during the Edo Period (1603-1868) when improvements in transportation made it more accessible. Various local historical sites, crafts, performing arts and dishes attracted many visitors, and these cultural assets also became popular motifs in artworks.
This exhibition showcases details of such motifs on 10 byōbu folding screens that depict the tourism activities of Kyoto. The museum has also prepared magnified scans of the screens’ imagery to allow viewers to see the detailed artistry of the works; Oct. 25-Dec. 7.
Sen-oku Hakuko Kan, Kyoto; 24 Shimomiyanomae-cho, Shishigatani, Sakyo-ku Kyoto. Jingu-marutamachi Stn. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥730. Closed Mon. 075-771-6411; www.sen-oku.or.jp/kyoto