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Exhibitions and Events

This section is designed to give you information about upcoming and ongoing exhibitions, sales and other events, related to netsuke and sagemono, okimono, lacquerware, sword fittings and other artistic crafts that may be of your interest. Please note that netsuke may not be the main items on show in some of the events posted here.

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JAPAN



Prince and Princess Takamado Collection @ Tokyo National Museum

Some 50 works of netsuke selected from Their Highnesses' donations are on view at the Prince Takamado Collection Room on the 2nd floor of the Museum's main building. Works on display are rotated 3 times a year.

The current period is from January 29 to April 14, 2019. Please go see the display! For more information, please
click here.



Netsuke Lecture

At the GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS in GINZA SIX, the netsuke artist Ms. Mukaida Yoka will be giving a lecture on netsuke in Japanese on Wednesday, February 13 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm (registration required).

https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/event/humanities/4228-1433501217.html




Kyoto prefecture

November 24, 2018 - February 17, 2019

Exhibition at Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum

"The Sword Ornament Craftsmen's Meiji Era"
On view will be wonderful pieces of sword fittings and other metalwork.

(This is not an exhibition of netsuke, but is mentioned here as related to netsuke.)


Upcoming Exhibition (related to netsuke) at Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum:
August 24 - November 17, 2019
"Works of Imperial Artists: Sculptures"

[Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum]
Address: 337-1 Kiyomizu-sanchome, Sanneizaka Kita-iru, Kiyomizudera-monzen, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862
Fax: 075-532-4271
Directions: Take the city bus No. 206 or No. 100 departing from Kyoto Station (JR line), and get off at Kiyomizumichi Stop. The Museum is 10 minutes' walk from the Stop.
Website: http://www.sannenzaka-museum.co.jp




Kyoto prefecture

January 5 - 31; February 1 - 28; March 1 - 31, 2019

Exhibition at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

"Exhibitions of Netsuke"

Several Hundreds of netsuke, mostly contemporary, are displayed in the only existing samurai residence in the city of Kyoto.

The three special exhibitions, each held for one month, will feature netsuke by the artist Akira (Kuroiwa) from January 5 - 31; netsuke by the artist Hideyuki (Sakurai) from February 1 - 28; netsuke by the artist Jin (Kuwabara) from March 1 - 31.


[Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum]
Address: 46-1 Mibukayogosho-cho, Chukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8811
Website: http://www.netsukekan.jp/en/



Tokyo

December 1, 2018 - February 11, 2019

Exhibition at Nerima Art Museum

"The World of Metalwork by the Living National Treasure Katsura Morihito - the Art of Edo Metalwork"

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This exhibition introduces the works of Katsura Morihito, a Living National Treasure and resident of the Nerima ward of Tokyo, as well as works by the metalworkers of the Yanagawa school to which Mr. Katsura and his ancestors belong. (Please note that this is not an exhibition of netsuke.)

Koryuen's recommendation: A tobacco pouch with the metal clasp by Toyokawa Mitsunaga II is on display (Tobacco and Salt Museum Collection). During the same period, a small exhibition of sword fittings is also being held at Nerima Shakujiikoen Furusato Museum. This exhibition does not have netsuke, either, but sword fittings are related to netsuke and can be similarly enjoyed as tiny artistic crafts.


[Nerima Art Museum]
Address: 1-36-16 Nukui, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-0021
Website: http://www.neribun.or.jp/museum/

Leaflet, Nerima Art Museum (c) 2018



Tokyo

November 4, 2018 - February 28, 2019

Exhibition and sale at GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS, 6th floor of GINZA SIX

"Small Exhibition of Netsuke in Ginza"

A small exhibition of antique netsuke is currently held (in cooperation with SAGEMONOYA) at the Japanese sword section of GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS that specializes in art books.

[GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS, 6th floor of GINZA SIX]
Address: 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Website: https://ginza6.tokyo
GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS website:
https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/english/index.html






EUROPE



Milan, Italy

Ongoing

Exhibition at Museo Poldi Pezzoli

"Netsuke from the Lanfranchi Collection"
In 2005 this museum in Milan received some 400 netsuke collected by the Mr. Giacinto Lanfranchi (1889-1971), a part of which is on display (as of October 2013).

[Museo Poldi Pezzoli]
Address: Via Manzoni 12 - 20121 Milano, Italy
Tel: 0039-02794-889
Website:
http://www.museopoldipezzoli.it



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