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Byobu Matsuri (Folding Screen Festival) at the Nagae Family Residence, Kyoto
July 14, 2024(Sun)


The Art Research Center (ARC) and Hoosiers Corporation will be holding the Byobu Matsuri, or Folding Screen Festival--a traditional custom of the Gion Matsuri--at the Nagae Family Residence in Kyoto from July 14-16, 2024.

The Nagae Family Residence is a designated tangible cultural property by the City of Kyoto. Themed around 'Heian Literature' this year, folding screens and a selection of items from the collection of the Nagae Family Residence will be showcased.

The Nagae family were merchants of the kimono fabric. Their family residence, built between the late Edo period and the Taishō period, served both as a working and living space for many generations.

The ARC has been digital-archiving the collection belonging to the Nagae Family Residence after Ritsumeikan University received it as a donation. Subsequently, the ARC has become involved in planning and managing the Byobu Matsuri held annually at the residence.

This activity is based on an industry-academia collaboration with Hoosiers Corporation, concluded with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 27 May 2015, to preserve and utilize the Nagae Family Residence for the development and promotion of education and research.

Date: July 14 & July 15 (10:00 - 19:00 JST) & July 16 (10:00 - 20:00 JST), 2024

Venue: Nagae Family Residence, Kyoto(京都市下京区新町通仏光寺上ル船鉾町394)

Reservations: Not required

Admission fee: 1,000 yen (including a postcard)

Tel:075-353-7512(weekdays only)

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Organizer: Hoosiers Corporation

Co-organizer: Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University