Art

Art

Art is not only in museums.
Art is everywhere in town.
We can arrange it according to your request such as Japanese antiques, antiques, modern art, visiting artists, etc.

Art is not only in museums.
Art is everywhere in town.
We can arrange it according to your request such as Japanese antiques, antiques, modern art, visiting artists, etc.

Japonism Collection Visit

Japonism refers to the Japanese influence on European and American art in the later half of the nineteenth century. You will see the valuable collection of antique Japonism Baccarat, antique Nabeshima, antique Kakiemon and other Japonism art. We will take you to the secret room for private collection.

Otsu Painting

It is a very unique caricature of a variety of It is a very unique caricature of a variety of subjects such as animals, dancers, and monsters.

At the beginning, it started as Buddhist paintings. With the passing of time, various types of subjects have been depicted. The artist will tell you the story and history about Ohtsu-art and show you how to draw. You will see the historical and valuable old house.

Katana Swordsmith

Throwing a chunk of smelted steel into the blazing fire.

“Tanren” is the process of hammering and forging the metal by repeatedly beating it at high temperatures, stretching it, folding it and overlapping it, and then beating it into a single piece. This is the most important part of making swords.

You will visit Japanese sword artisan and watch his amazing work of sword forging.

Photo:Haruka Uesugi

Photo:Haruka Uesugi

Photo:Yoshiki Kawanishi

Kyogen, Traditional Human Comedy

Kyogen is a dialogue-drama. It expresses everything through words and gestures. The main characteristic of Kyogen is laughter. Kyogen is based on the daily life of common people in the Middle Ages or a story, and it cuts out human habits and essence, and makes them into a generous “laughter” or “humor”.  It has been registered as an “intangible cultural heritage” by UNESCO, and its value as a historical and contemporary theater is widely recognized in Japan and abroad.  Private stage is available.

Ceramic artist

This is exclusive program to visit potter artist.  He is recognized as the master of tea ceremony potter artist. He will explain tea ceremony, pottery and Japanese culture in English. You will be able to get a glimpse into the unique and easier to understand world of Japanese culture and tea ceremony.

Kabuki

Kabuki is one of the traditional performing arts and characterized by a rich blend of singing, dancing performed in a highly stylized manner and showy stage makeup and costumes.  Female actresses are banned so female roles are also played by male kabuki actors. Here, we can arrange a private “Keburi”(swinging of long hair) performance viewing, explanation of Kabuki history, and experience “Kumadori” makeup& Kabuki costume.

The other programs

Ceramic artist

We can arrange private artist visitt. It is closed information, so please inquire for the details.

Art tour with a curator

The curator shows and explains the Japonism collection and take you to the artist atelier. This is a special program for art lovers. It is closed information, so please inquire for the details.

Gallery tour

We can arrange gallery tours based on your interests. Please ask for the details.

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