The Byobu Matsuri (Folding Screen Festival) at the Nagae Family Residence, Kyoto, from July 14-16 - イベント情報

The Byobu Matsuri (Folding Screen Festival) at the Nagae Family Residence, Kyoto, from July 14-16

IMG_20200713_104329.jpgAbout the Event

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, 2022.

byobu_1.jpgThe Nagae Family Residence is a designated tangible cultural property by the City of Kyoto. Under the theme of 'Traveling', folding screens, picture scrolls, and other visual materials selected by students of the College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University, will be showcased at the residence this year.

Date: July 14 - 16, 2022

Venue: Nagae Family Residence, Kyoto

Time: 10:00-19:00 (last admission at 18:30)

*Note: Closed for visitors between 18:00 and 19:00 on July 15 due to a private reservation.

Reservations: Not required

Admission fee: 700 yen (to be used for preservation and repair of the house)

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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) in May 2015, to preserve and utilize the Nagae Family Residence for the development and promotion of education and research.