The Byobu Matsuri (Folding Screen Festival) was held at the Nagae Family Residence, Kyoto, July 14-16
The Art Research Center (ARC) and Hoosiers Corporation held the Byobu Matsuri, or Folding Screen Festival--a traditional event related to the Gion Matsuri--at the Nagae Family Residence in Kyoto from July 14-16, 2022.
The Nagae Family Residence is a tangible cultural property designated by Kyoto City. Under the theme of 'Traveling,' folding screens, picture scrolls, and other artworks selected by students of the College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University, had been 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)
Related website: http://www.nagaeke.jp/
The Nagae family were merchants of the kimono fabric. Their family residence, which was rebuilt and renovated after a big fire in 1864, 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.
Based on an industry-academia collaboration with Hoosiers Corporation, with which Ritsumeikan University concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in May 2015, this activity is to preserve and utilize the Nagae Family Residence for the development and promotion of education and research.