Explore 10,000 years of Cultural practices

Mar 13, 2020

Explore 10,000 years of Cultural practices

Attracted to Japanese paintings like those of artist Katsushika Hokusai? Curious about ancient techniques for wooden architecture or the works of famous modern architects such as Kenzo Tange and Kengo Kuma? The Japan Cultural Expo, a series of art and cultural programs across Japan, will ...

Kyoto National Treasure: To Protect and Convey Japanese Treasure

Mar 13, 2020

Kyoto National Treasure: To Protect and Convey Japanese Treasure

Commemorating the reopening of Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art, this exhibition showcases a collection of over 40 National Treasures, including paintings, sculptures, craft pieces, writings, archaeological artifacts and other historical items involved in Kyoto's history.

Timeless Conversations 2020: Voices from Japanese Art of the Past and Present

Mar 13, 2020

Timeless Conversations 2020: Voices from Japanese Art of the Past and Present

This unique exhibition will shed an entirely new light on Japanese art through a comparison of classic and contemporary artworks. Pre-20th century pieces including paintings, Buddhist statues, pottery and swords will be paired with artworks by eight contemporary artists in eight separate exhibition rooms.

KIMONO: Fashioning Identities

Mar 13, 2020

KIMONO: Fashioning Identities

The kimono — literally "something to wear" — is not only one of Japan's most iconic symbols, but also perhaps one of the most recognizable pieces of clothing in the world. A garment for all occasions, it is surprisingly utilitarian in its functionality.

Washoku: Nature and Culture in Japanese Cuisine

Mar 13, 2020

Washoku: Nature and Culture in Japanese Cuisine

Washoku, traditional Japanese cuisine, has gained global recognition and popularity in recent years, especially after it was added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2013. This exhibition examines the allure of the quintessential Japanese cuisine from different perspectives.

Rich history seen in Nationwide Programs

Culture | Japan Cultural Expo Mar 13, 2020

Rich history seen in Nationwide Programs

Held across the country in the years before and after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Junko Kawamura, president of Japan Arts Council, is confident that the Japan Cultural Expo will offer a great opportunity for people from Japan and abroad to appreciate ...