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To prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the closure of Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi has been extended to June 26. Please check our website to stay informed of any changes.

Exhibitions

Into the World of Classic Stories—The Tales of Genji and Ise

The Transverse Flute 2, Scenes from An Album of Illustrated Scenes from The Tale of Genji (Important cultural property), by Tosa Mitsuyoshi, Edo period

Regular Exhibition

Into the World of Classic Stories—The Tales of Genji and Ise

February 14 (Sun.), 2021 – March 28 (Sun.) (37 days)

This exhibition features selected works from our collection that are related to The Tale of Genji and The Tales of Ise, both of which are highly recognized as the top two works of classic literature of the Heian Period. These stories have been transcribed and printed a number of times throughout the ages to be cherished by literature fans. In addition, various scenes from both stories have been adapted as artworks in different forms, styles and designs that signify the time of creation. This has helped attract a wider audience to enjoy the stories in a variety of ways. Items displayed in this exhibition are quite diverse, ranging from paintings on folding screens, paper and fans, to woodblock prints (e.g. ukiyoe and books) and karuta cards. Invite yourself into a world of attractive stories.

*Guided tours are scheduled to be held four times during the exhibition period.

An Album of Illustrated Scenes from The Tale of Genji (Important cultural property), by Tosa Mitsuyoshi, Edo period
The Tale of Genji Album of Illustrations by attributed to Kano Tanyu, Edo period
The Tale of Genji Folding Screen, Edo period
The Tales of Ise by Female Courtier to Emperor Go-kashiwabara, Muromachi period
The Tales of Ise, the Saga Edition by Suminokura Soan, Edo period
The Tales of Ise Karuta Cards, Edo period

Calendar

Opening Hours 10:00 am-5:00 pm (Last admission: 4:30 pm)

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