imura art gallery Kyoto

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Taro Yamamoto solo exhibition
Kyogen and Nippon-ga: Traditional
Performing Art Meets Classical
Japanese style Painting”

Kyogen and Nippon-ga:
Traditional Performing Art Meets Classical
Japanese style Painting

Folding Fan “Land scape of Suminoe with signal”
Japanese mineral pigment on paper with silver leaf

12 Jan.Sat.- 16 Feb,Sat,2019
【Talk Show】
Sennojo Shigeyama X Taro Yamamoto
“Traditional Farce Meets Nippon-ga”
Talk: 1.19 (Sat.) 17:30 - 18:30
Reception: 19:00 ‒ 20:30
venue:imura art gallery Kyoto

Imura Art Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Nippon-ga artist Taro Yamamoto to commemorate Doji Shigeyama's succession to the name Sennojo SHIGEYAMA, and showcase a new Kyogen costume.

Since 1999 Taro Yamamoto has advocated for "Nippon-Ga", a traditional but innovative style fusing contemporary customs with Japanese classical literature and classical performing arts as its base, and has taken part in numerous art exhibitions worldwide. In 2015, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Rimpa, his joint exhibition with Sekka Kamisaka, active in the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa, eras, attracted great acclaim. In addition to his many exhibitions in Japan, he has exhibited in locations such as Sydney, Minneapolis, Hawai'i, and Munich, where his work is met with high praise. In recent years he has been energetically expanding the range of his activities, creating collaborative works with companies, and carrying out projects rooted in regional areas all over Japan.

Continuing his exchanges with the Okura School Kyogen performer Doji Shigeyama, Yamamoto has created the costume for Shigeyama to wear for "HANAGO," his auspicious first Kyogen performance on succeeding to the name Sennojo Shigeyama III. Yamamoto's designs for the costume are on display in this exhibition, together with the actual costume that resulted. Doji Shigeyama is an Okura School Kyogen performer based in Kyoto. As he attended an international school, he is proficient in English and is a bilingual Kyogen performer. While following the traditional path of Kyogen, he is also breaking new ground in that world by performing bilingual Kyogen at home and abroad, presenting his own new Kyogen, and writing scripts and directing in other genres. In December,2018, he announced that he would succeed to the name Sennojo, to become Sennojo Shigeyama III. He is commemorating taking this name by presenting his first performance of "HANAGO", a virtuoso play that is especially important for Kyogen performers. The Shigeyama family has a long-held practice of requesting a painter representative of the era to draw the design for the "HANAGO" costume. What Taro Yamamoto has created will be the "Heisei HANAGO Costume."

It has been three years since Taro Yamamoto's most recent solo exhibition in Kyoto in 2015, and five years since his last solo exhibition at Imura Art Gallery in 2013. Furthermore, 2019 marks a milestone for Yamamoto as it is the twentieth anniversary of his "Nippon Ga" declaration.

The Shigeyama family has always sought to incorporate in performance the sensibility of each era, attempting new ventures, while at the same time taking responsibility for the traditional art of Kyogen. Within the Shigeyama family, the most innovative performer is Sennojo (Doji). Nippon-ga artist Taro Yamamoto plays a similar role by bringing the powerful essence of modern dynamism to traditional Japanese painting. These two artists seem to have been predestined to come together in this era. Please enjoy the merging of old and new, and that moment when innovation is brought to tradition.

31, Kawabata Higashi Marutamachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8395, Japan
Tel:+81-75-761-7372 Closed: Sunday, Monday, & National holidays


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〈1 F〉


Yusuke Nakano / PARAMODEL 2010-2018
“Strange Reading, Paradoxical Illustration”

15 Dec.Sat.2018 − 17 Feb.Sun,2019
opening reception:15 Dec.Sat.17:00-19:00

〈2 F〉


Man Katano
“Sketch for Summer”

15 Dec.Sat.2018 — 17 Feb.Sun,2019
opening reception:15 Dec.Sat.17:00-19:00

Tel:+81-75-950-5230 Closed: Monday, Tuesday & National holidays

Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery @KCUA

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“Situation Design 2016–2019”

12 Jan.Sat - 11 Feb.Mon 2019

Organized by Kyoto City University of Arts

238-1 Oshikojicho Oike Aburanokojidori Nakagyo-ku Kyoto, Japan 604-0052
Tel:+81-75-334-2204 Closed: Monday

Kyoto Art Center

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“Geibunkyo Exhibition EX”

12 Jan.Sat.2019 – 11 Feb.Mon.2019

Yamabushiyama-cho 546-2, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8156 Japan

Gallery PARC

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YUGEN Hirofumi


YUGEN Hirofumi

18 Jan.Fri. - 3 Feb.Sun,2019

502 Eboshiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8165, Japan
Tel:+81-75-231-0706 Closed: Monday


Gallery's Site


8 Dec.Sat.- 24 Dec.Mon.2018

147-1, Sujiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8061, Japan
Tel:+81-75-341-0222 Open:11:00-19:00 Closed: Monday, Tuesday


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" Visions of Nature "

27 Nov, tue.- 2 Dec ,sun 2018

Artist: Atsuko KONISHI, Ellinor BUSEMANN
Painting, Photograohy

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" WAKA -Arts from poems- "

27 Nov, tue.- 2 Dec, sun 2018

Artist: Asae Endo
Greeting card, Lithograph

1928 bldg,Sanjo Gokomachi,Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-8082 Japan
Tel:+81-75-256-6155 Closed: Monday


Gallery's Site

Satoru Shoji solo exhibition

15 Jan.Tue – 2 Feb.Sat.2019

3F Togawa Bldg Sekisen-in-cho Sanjo Shirakawabashi-Agaru. Higashiyama-ku kyoto Japan 605-0021
Tel:+81-75-751-9288 Closed: Monday


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Suzumi Noda


19 Jan.Sat.- 10 Feb.Sun.2019

Kotobuki Bldg. 5F, Kawaramachi, Shijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. 600-8018 JAPAN
Tel:+81-75-341-1501 Closed:Thursday


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#4 Baku Sasaki Solo Exhibition

22.Jan Tue.– 3 Feb.Sun.2019


Tomoko Kanzaki Solo Exhibition

5.Feb Tue.– 10 Feb.Sun.2019

633 Shimogoryo-cho, Teramachi Tounan-kado,Marutamachi-dori Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Japan 604-0995
Tel:+81-75-585-4160 Closed: Monday


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YURIKAKI solo exhibition
“I am an Idol!”

“wonderful coffin”

22 Jan.Tue.- 27 Jan.Sun,2019


SHIMURA Kanae solo exhibition
“You say You’re happy.”

29 Jan.Tue.- 3 Feb.Sun,2019

155-7 Ebisu-cho, HIgashiyama-ku Kyoto Japan 605-0033  Tel:090-9697-3786  Closed: Monday

eN arts

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Kishio Suga Solo Exhibition
presented by The eN arts collection
in collaboration with Tomio Koyama Gallery

27 Jan.Sun.- 24 Feb.Sun,2019
opening reception:27 Jan.Sun.16:00 – 18:00
open on Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12:00 - 18:00
appointments are available on weekdays

Maruyama Park, Gioncho Kitagawa,Higashiyama-ku Kyoto 605-0073 Japan
Tel:+81-75-525-2355 Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday

gallery morning kyoto

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HONDA Konomi woodcut Exhibition

19 Jan.Sat - 27 Jan.Sun.2019

207 Nakanomachi Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto,605-0034,Japan Tel:+81-75-771-1213 Closed:Monday

Gallery Hillgate

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〈1・2 F〉
Exhibition of 111 artist
-oil painting,japanese

12 Jan.Sat.– 27 Jan.Sun.2019


〈1 F〉
Ryuichi Katayama solo exhibition

29 Jan.Tue.– 3 Feb.Sun.2019


〈2 F〉
Risa Shimauchi solo exhibition

29 Jan.Tue.– 3 Feb.Sun.2019


〈1・2 F〉
Exhibition of artists thinking of signs of war

5 Feb.Tue.– 10 Feb.Sun.2019

535 Sanjo Termachitori. Nakagyo-ku kyoto Japan 604-8081 Tel:+81-75-231-3702 Closed: Monday