The Kyocera Museum of Art to Feature Special Exhibition “Court Culture in Early-Modern Kyoto: Scenes of Court Enthronement Culture”

October 24 , 2016

Since the Heian capital was established in 794, the imperial court has cultivated a graceful tradition as a cultural hub. The essence of the court culture culminates in the enthronement of the Emperor and the Daijo-sai (Great Food Offering Festival). The series of these rituals is known as Tairei or Taiten (state ceremony).
At the Exhibition, some 60 articles will be on display, including pieces from the Ohara Family Collection related to state rituals since the early-modern period, precious items held by private collectors, and articles pertaining to Tofukumon-in (Tokugawa Masako) who was the daughter of Tokugawa Hidetada and who as a consort of Emperor Gomizunoo, served as a bridge linking the imperial court and the Tokugawa government and helped maintain the high standards of the court culture.
A public exhibition of this scale and quality was last held 40 years ago in 1976 at the Kyoto Bunkaten Exhibition. Through the exhibition, visitors will be able to understand and appreciate the supreme beauty and elegance of the court culture that has been passed on to our times.

The Kyocera Museum of Art
(Kyocera Corporation Global Head Office, 1st floor)
6 Takeda Tobadono-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Japan 612-8501

Sep. 10 – Nov. 13
10:00am to 5:00pm (last admission at 4:30pm)

From Takeda Station (Kintetsu Kyoto Line or Karasuma Subway Line) take a Kyoto City bus from the northwest exit to Pulse Plaza Mae (5 minutes from Takeda Station).

Rakunan Express Bus (R’EX)
From Kyoto Station, take a Rakunan Express Bus(R’EX) from Hachijo west exit to Pulse Plaza / Kyocera Mae (15 minutes from Kyoto Station).


Contact for inquiry
For English inquiries;
Corporate Communications, KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)