［イベント情報］Special Exhibition Kimono no Mushiboshi (「着物の虫干し展」) was held at the Nagae Family Residence, a Tangible Cultural Property designated by Kyoto CityApril 6, 2021(Tue)
The Art Research Center (ARC) co-organized the special exhibition Kimono no Mushiboshi (「着物の虫干し展」) at the Nagae Family Residence, a tangible cultural property designated by Kyoto City, on March 20 and 21, 2021.
Due to COVID-19, this was the first time since the byobu matsuri (folding screen festival) in summer 2019 that the residence was open again to the public, and it welcomed a total of 50 visitors.
About the Event
The Nagae family were merchants of the kimono fabric, and their family residence served as both a working and living space for many generations.
During this exhibition at the residence, kimonos from the family collection were taken from the storehouse and air-dried--a traditional Japanese practice called mushiboshi--to prevent the clothes from insects and mold.
These kimonos were worn by the seventh generation of the Nagae family during the early Shōwa period. The head of the seventh generation was very fond of the Gion Festival, participating in the festival's preservation society and as a musician for the Gion bayashi (orchestral music accompanying the festival). He wore the summer haori on display to attend various events of the Gion Festival.
Furthermore, tools, goods, and trading documents were exhibited, providing a glimpse into the daily life and business of a merchant family in the rakuchu (in the capital) of that time.
The items from the family collection displayed at this event were made available to the public for the first time after they had remained in the storehouse for a long time.
In a separate room, visitors could learn about the ARC's research outcomes in digital-archiving the Nagae family collection.
About the Nagae Family Residence
Designated as a tangible cultural property by the City of Kyoto, the Nagae Family Residence was built between the late Edo period and the Taishō period and is located in the center of Kyoto.
The main building is a two-story traditional wooden townhouse--also referred to as kyo-machiya--which consists of a north wing constructed in 1868 (closed to the public) and a south wing constructed in 1905.
Although some parts of the building have been restored in recent years, most parts of the residence, including the glass windows, remain the same as built more than a century ago.
With the office space at the front and private rooms at the back, including one for ceremonial occasions, each room had a clearly defined function.
Furthermore, a family business trademark is found throughout the residence that differs from the kamon (family crest) printed on their kimonos for the Gion Festival.
About the ARC's Research
The ARC has been involved in the research on the Nagae Family Residence for many years. After receiving a donation of their collection, including hanging scrolls, folding screens, kimonos, and daily life tools, we have been researching and digital-archiving those items.
In recent years, some kimonos and design pattern books have been discovered in the storehouse, revealing new aspects of the Nagae family's business as kimono fabric merchants. We also introduced these new findings at this exhibition.
In the future, the ARC strives to continue to research and digital-archive the remaining items in the storehouse to enrich the Nagae family collection database and preserve Japanese cultural heritage.
Organizer: Hoosiers Corporation
Co-organizer: Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University［イベント情報］Special Exhibition "Kimono no Mushiboshi" (「着物の虫干し展」) at the Nagae Family Residence, a Designated Tangible Cultural Property by Kyoto CityMarch 20, 2021(Sat)
The Art Research Center (ARC) is pleased to announce the special exhibition "Kimono no Mushiboshi Ten" (「着物の虫干し展」) at the Nagae Family Residence, a designated tangible cultural property by the city of Kyoto.
Exhibited are daily-used kimonos that are taken from the storehouse and air-dried in the sun - a traditional Japanese practice called Mushiboshi - to prevent the clothes from the damage of insects and mold.
In the space of the traditional Kyo-machiya (wooden townhouse), kimonos from the early Showa period and tools of the trade and daily life of that time are shown. At the same time, there will be an exhibition of the research in digital archiving by Ritsumeikan University in a separate tatami room.
Organised by: Hoosiers Corporation
Co-organised by: Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Designated as a tangible cultural property by the city of Kyoto, the Nagae Family Residence has been restored to how it looked when the building was constructed 150 years ago. The Nagae family used to be merchants of the kimono fabric. After Ritsumeikan University was donated a collection of items belonging to the Nagae Family Residence, the Art Research Center (ARC) began to digital-archive this collection and subsequently became involved in the planning and managing of the Byobu Matsuri (folding screen festival) held at the Nagae Family Residence during the Gion Festival, as well as other activities at the residence.
★ Advance booking required
Reservations are accepted by e-mail.
Please book a time slot: ①10:00 ②11:00 ③12:00 ④13:00 ⑤14:00 ⑥15:00
Each session will be limited to 5 groups (maximum 10 people). Please provide the following information for your reservation:
Name, number of people, address, phone number.
★ Special privileges only at this exhibition
Photography is permitted within the rules.
You will receive an original postcard of the Nagae Family Residence, with a choice of five different motives!
★ Inquiries & registration
Phone: 075-353-7512 (weekdays only)
Fax：075－353-7513［イベント情報］July 20, 2020(Mon)
The special exhibition "KIMONO: Fashion Identities", which is being held at the Tokyo National Museum, was featured on an NHK Educational TV program "Nichiyo Bijyutsukan (Sunday Gallery) Art Scene" on July 19. The program is available for streaming from the following link until 9:59 A.M. on 26 July (NHK plus ID is required).
The program featured "Karuta asobi zu", a painting from the ARC's Fujii Eikan Bunko Collection, as a fine example of paintings which depict the popular kimono patterns from the early-17th century. We can also see the colorful kimonos coordinated by Natsuko Takasu, an ARC's Visiting Collaborative Researcher, at the end of the special feature.
The exhibition will also be featured in "niconico Art Museum", and there will a live streaming gallery talk with Dr. Oyama, Senior Manager of Decorative Arts, Tokyo National Museum, from 18:00 on July 21. The streaming will available from the following link (niconico user registration is required)
This week is the last chance to see "Karuta asobi zu" at the Tokyo National Museum, so why not make an advanced reservation, take measures against COVID-19, and visit the exhibition during this long weekend?
"KIMONO: Fashion Identities" website
News article on "KIMONO: Fashion Identities"［イベント情報］July 3, 2020(Fri)
A special exhibition "KIMONO: Fashion Identities", which the Art Research Center (ARC) has contributed to, is now open at the Tokyo National Museum.
This exhibition traces the kimono, one of Japan's most iconic symbols, from its inception some eight hundred years ago to its role today as a symbol of Japanese culture and is the largest kimono exhibition in the history of the museum.
"Karuta asobi zu", a painting from the ARC's Fujii Eikan Bunko Collection, is exhibited during the first half of the exhibition (June 30 - July 26). This is a great opportunity to see the painting in real life. ("Karuta asobi zu" in the ARC Database: https://www.dh-jac.net/db1/resource/eik3-1-04/eikan/）
Moreover, Natsuko Takasu, one of the ARC's Visiting Collaborative Researchers, has contributed to the exhibition. Her contribution includes writing a column in the exhibition catalog, creating the Taisho-Meiji era style kimono coordinates and coordinating overseas collectors' kimono, and providing some decorative items for display. The coordinated kimono styles, matched with accessories such as han-eri, obi, and obi-dome, make up a beautiful art form.
KIMONO: Fashion Identities
Period: June 30-August 23, 2020 (closed on Mondays (except for August 10) and August 11)
（First half: June 30-July 26/Second half: July 28-August 23）
Venue: Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Admission: Adults 1700 yen, University students 1200 yen, High school students 900 yen
*Please note that all tickets will be timed-entry tickets (timed tickets) and shall be purchased online in advance. Museum members and other visitors eligible for free admission shall also make advanced reservations online.
[Organizers] Tokyo National Museum, The Asahi Shimbun, TV Asahi Corporation, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Arts Council
[Sponsors] Takara Leben Co., Ltd., Takenaka Corporation, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation
[Support] Kobe Fashion Museum
(Photo credit: Natsuko Takasu)［イベント情報］January 6, 2020(Mon)
【会期】 2020年1月6日（月）-1月24日（金） 【時間】 9:30～17:00
13:00～13:45 ギャラリートーク 担当者による会場での解説
【会場】 立命館大学衣笠キャンパス アート・リサーチセンター１階 閲覧室 【Web展示】 https://www.arc.ritsumei.ac.jp/lib/vm/2019UKIYOE2/
企画： 立命館大学日本文化情報学専攻 芸術ゼミ［イベント情報］August 2, 2019(Fri)［イベント情報］July 12, 2019(Fri)
― 板木・明治大正の版画 ―
【会期】 2019年6月24日（月）-7月12日（金） 【時間】 10:00～17:00
【会場】 立命館大学衣笠キャンパス アート・リサーチセンター１階 閲覧室 【オンライン展示】 https://www.arc.ritsumei.ac.jp/lib/vm/woodblockprintmania/
浮世絵を代表とする日本の木版画は、北斎を代表として、とかく江戸時代の作品に注目しがちですが、明治になっても生き残りをかけた様々な動きがあります。新版画や創作版画は、近年注目を集めはじめていますが、それにも入らないようなマニアな動向を展示します。［イベント情報］June 3, 2019(Mon)［イベント情報］February 17, 2019(Sun)
【会期】 2019年2月17日（日）～25日（月）※19日（火）は休館 【時間】 10:00－16:30（ただし、20日は10:00－19:00） 【会場】 ひと・まち交流館京都 1F展示コーナー 【展示 & ギャラリートーク】 2019年2月20日（水）19:00-20:30 【会場】 ひと・まち交流館京都 B1F ワークショップルーム
【後援】京都市、公益財団法人京都市景観・まちづくりセンター［イベント情報］January 19, 2019(Sat)