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KS Cover no. 78 2006 November

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Well Age: Thanks To Happiness - An Exhibition by Yuzo Kayama and Terumasa Hino

Nov 8-13

Kobe Daimaru Museum

Actor and musician Yuzo Kayama, alias wakadaisho (meaning young admiral or boss) and jazz trumpeter Terumasa Hino are both known as people who play an active role as artists alongside their main careers. A joint exhibition of their artworks will be displayed in the Kansai for the first time. Over 100 of Kayama's works including paintings and in-glazes and over 150 of Hino's work will be on display.

Getting there: JR Motomachi stn. • Open: 10am–7:30pm
Admission: ¥500/free for children under middle school age
Tel: 078-331-8121

58th Shosoin Exhibition

Thru Nov 12

Nara National Museum

Each autumn, the annual Shosoin Exhibition here at the Nara National Museum brings the Tenpyo period back to life. This year's exhibition, the fifty-eighth of its kind, presents a total of sixty-eight pieces: thirteen treasures from the North Section, twenty-six from the Middle Section, twenty-six from the South Section, and three from Shogozo Buddhist manuscripts. Thirteen of these have never before been displayed. The Shosoin is the Imperial Repository, a seventh century building specially constructed to prevent natural damage caused by the humid Japanese climate. The repository contains numerous items from the Nara period that was considered worthy of preservation and many other priceless objects and pieces. This annual exhibition is a rare look at some of the pieces stored for hundreds of years.

Getting there: Kintetsu Nara stn. inside Nara Park
Open: 9:30am–5pm • Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,000/¥700/¥400
Tel: 0742-22-7771

Kyoto Ware: Ceramic Designs and Techniques of the Capital

Thru Nov 26

Kyoto National Museum

Japan has several major sites of ceramic production, however, among these, Kyoto occupies a particularly important position. The tendency for expensive luxury items conforming to the demands of the wealthy, the level of decorativeness, and the amazing diversity that reflected various tastes and preferences perhaps can be said to represent features distinctive of the decorative arts made in the former capital of Japan.

This exhibition examines early Kyoyaki from its inception to modern Kyoto ceramic ware, which has been dramatically influenced and transformed by art nouveau, based on new findings and the latest research. Despite its relative late start as a site of ceramic production, Kyoyaki as the ceramic ware of the former capital greatly influenced the pottery of other regions in Japan. Explore the world of Kyoto's ceramic ware through the approximately 280 works that will be exhibited here.

Getting there: JR/Kintetsu Kyoto stn, take bus 206 or 208, get off at Hakubutsukan, Sanjyu-san kando mae
Open: 9:30am–6pm • Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,200/¥800/¥400
Tel: 075-525-2473

Geometric Reality: Toshihiko KATO Exhibition

Thru Dec 24


Kato has been pursuing his artistic career chiefly in the Kanto area creating numerous sculptures for both public as well as private spaces. These life-size sculptures are made from a computer drawing based on lengthy mathematical calculations, with every edge three-dimensionally transformed into triangles and squares. The dynamic postures of the works are merely an amalgamation of fragile paper pieces, all glued together over a two month period. The labor-intensive nature of his works is also a direct resistance against the computer-generated blueprints. Here, the spectators are presented with sheer structural stability rather than that of the material itself, which coincides with the Japanese philosophy of "in touch with nature" as exemplified by origami objects.

Getting there: Hankyu line, Oji-Koen stn.
Open 1pm–6:30pm • Closed Wed/Thu
Admission: free
Tel: 078-802-8822

Kansai Art Listings November


Ingo Maurer: Light-Reaching for the Moon

Suntory Museum Tenpozan
Thru Nov 5

Subway chuo, Technoport line, Osakako stn, exit 1.
Open: 10:30am-7pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,000/¥700/¥500

Batik Exhibition

National Museum of Ethnology
Thru Dec 5

JR/subway Tennoji stn.
Open: 9:30am–4:30pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,500/¥1,100
Tel: 06-6771-4874

Nakanishi Nobuhiro Drawings Exhibition

Nomart Project Space
Thru Oct 21

Over 1,000 fabrics on display
Osaka Monorail Banpaku Kinen Koen stn., inside Expo 770 Park
Open: 10am-4pm. Closed Wed
Admission: ¥830/¥450/¥250

Display of noh masks and costumes from the museum collection

Fujita Museum
Thru Dec 10

Subway/Keihan Kyobashi, JR Osaka-jo Kitazume stn.
Open: 10am-4pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥800/¥500/¥300

Slipware in Japan – Slipware works by contemporary Japanese artists

The Japan Folk Craft Museum
Thru Dec 10

Osaka Monorail Banpaku Kinen Koen stn. Inside Expo 770 Park
Open: 10am-4pm. Closed Wed
Admission: ¥700/¥100

Shinji Ogawa – Interfering Words

The National Museum of Art Osaka
Thru Dec 24

Essential Painting - International Art Scene from 1990 to the present.
Yotsubashi line, Higobashi stn, exit 3
Open: 10am-4pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥420/¥130/¥70

Meipin - Bridging Koryou and Japan

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics Osaka
Thru Jan 28, 2007

Midosuji line, Yodoyabashi Station
Open: 9:30am-4:30pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥500/¥300/free

Pompei – Stories from an Eruption

Suntory Museum
Nov 18 – Jan 21, 2007

Subway Chuo line, Osaka-ko stn
Open: 10:30am-7pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,200/¥900/¥500

Yellow Cowboys - Not yet new and not yet old

Y-art gallery, Umeda
28 Nov – 03 Dec

Contemporary drawings and paintings by David Lillecrap (Aus) and Stuart Kerr (UK) inspired by modern Japan.
5 minute walk east from JR Osaka station beyond HEP 5, thru Doyamacho crossing and on the right.
Open: 11am-7pm (Sun until 5pm)
Admission: free
06-6311-5380 • www.stupot.com


Ancient Greek Art from the Louvre Museum

Kyoto-Shi Museum
Thru Nov 5

134 sculptures, jewelry, and ceramics.
JR Kyoto/Hankyu Shijo Kwaramachi/ Keihan Sanjo stn, take bus.
Open: 9am-4pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,300/¥900/¥500

Kyoto Ware: Ceramic designs and techniques of the capital

Kyoto national Museum
Thru Nov 26

Enjoying Autumnal Leaves

Kyoto National Museum
Thru Nov 26

JR/Kintetsu Kyoto stn, take bus 206 or 208, get off at Hakubutsukan, Sanjyu-san kando mae
Open: 9:30am-6pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,200/¥800/¥400

Jakuchu and the Age for Imagination: Works from the Edo period

The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto
Thru Nov 5

From JR/Kintetsu Kyoto stn, take bus 5 to Kyoto-Kaikan-Bijyutsukan-mae.
Open: 9:30am-4:30pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥830/¥450/¥250

Exhibition on Shi Ji by Sima Qian

Kyoto Bunka Hakubutsukan
Thru Dec 3

Over 120 archaeological articles from Spring & Autumn Annals to Han Dynasty.
Subway Karasuma-Oike/Hankyu Karasuma stn.
Open: 10am-4:30pm. Closed Mon/Tue
Admission: ¥1,300/¥800/¥500

Mikuniso Exhibition

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Bijutsukan
Thru Dec 3

JR Yamazaki/Hankyu Oyamazaki stn.
Open: 10am-4pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥700/¥500/free

Exhibition of the First Emperor of China and Hebayo.

Kyoto Bunka Hakubutsukan
Thru Dec 3

Subway Karasuma-Oike/Hankyu Karasuma stn.
Open: 10am-4:30pm Closed Mon/Tue
Admission: ¥1,300/¥800/¥500 075-222-0888

Edo Rimpa Style Exhibition

Hosomi Bijutsukan
Thru Dec 10

Okazaki Saishoji-cho
Open: 10am-5:30pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,000/¥5800

Expression by the Animal

Koryo Museum of Art
Thru Dec 24

Handcraft of animals from Korea using "Hanakaku", a method of processing bull horns to create a transparent paper, where one would make drawings on them to paste them on to wooden handcrafts.
JR Kyoto stn, bus 9 or Kawaramachi Shijo, bus 37, get off at Kamogawa chugaku mae.
Open: 10am-4:30pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥500/¥400/¥300


Auguste Rodin Exhibition

Himeji Shiritsu Bijutsukan
Thru Nov 13

70 of his works on display JR/Sanyo Himeji stn. By the castle
Open: 10am-5pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,000/¥600/¥200

Hyogo-born sumo wrestlers, from the ancient to the present, are introduced with their kesho mawashi

Tatsuno Shiritsu Rekishi Bunka Shiryokan
Thru Nov 26

JR Hontatsuno stn.
Open: 9am-4:30pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥300/¥100

Display of landscape paintings of Kansai from the 1950s to the 60s

Nishinomiya-Shi Otani Kinen Bijutsukan
Sun Dec 3

Hanshin koroen stn.
Open: 10am-4pm. Closed Wed
Admission: ¥800/¥600/¥300

Ecole de Paris: Primitivism and Nostalgia. More than 70 works from key artists who played a role in Paris

Hyogo Prefecture Museum
Thru Dec 17

42 sculptures, 28 oil paintings and 66 sketches.
Hanshin Iwaya stn.
Open: 10am-5pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1200/¥900/¥500

Collection Musee d7Orsay collection in France

Kobe Shiritsu Hakukbutsukan
Thru Jan 8, 2007

Focusing on 19th century artists. 140 items on display
JR/Hankyu/Hanshin Sannomiya stn.
Open: 9:30am-4:30pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,500/¥1,100/¥600


The 58th Annual Exhibition of Shoso-in Treasures

Nara National Museum
Thru Nov 12

Kintetsu Nara stn. inside Nara Park
Open: 9:30am-5pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,000/¥700/¥400

Okyo and Rosetsu Exhibition: Exhibition of Edo period artist Maruyama Okyo and his apprentice Nagasawa Rosetsu

Nara Kenritsu Bijutsukan
Thru Dec 3

Kintetsu Nara stn.
Open: 9am-5pm. Closed Mon
Admission: ¥1,000/¥700/¥400

ART section compiled by Maki Nibayashi

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