Art / Openings Outside Tokyo

'Feature Exhibition: New Acquisitions'

KYOTO NATIONAL MUSEUM

by Yukari Tanaka

Contributing Writer

June 12-July 16

Renovations of the Heisei Chishinkan wing at the Kyoto National Museum have meant that the public has not been able to see some of the venue’s newer artistic works for the past seven years. The museum’s latest exhibition hopes to remedy that.

Pieces on display are set to include a collaborative work by Ogata Korin (1658-1716) and his brother Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743) titled the “Square Dishes with the Chinese Monk Poet Hanshan (Kanzan) and the Kitchen Boy Shide (Jittoku),” which is an Important Cultural Property, and a seventh-century Tang dynasty National Treasure titled “Book of Han.”

Kyoto National Museum; 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. Shichijo Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri., Sat. in June till 8 p.m., July till 9 p.m.). ¥520. Closed Mon. 075-525-2473; www.kyohaku.go.jp