Hidden Treasures from a Merchant’s Storehouse: The Hiromi Collection, a Legacy of Elegant Living

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Hidden Treasures from a Merchant’s Storehouse: The Hiromi Collection, a Legacy of Elegant Living 
Feb 3, 2018 (tue) – Mar 18, 2018 (sun) 
Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Friday, Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Entrance until 7:30 p.m.)

Closed:
Closed on Monday
Dec. 25, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018.
*When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be opened on Monday and closed on Tuesday.

Admission:
Adult 520 yen (410 yen)
Univ. Student 260 yen (210 yen)
(Fees in parentheses are for groups of 20+)
*Admission is free for youths of high school age and below.

http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/project/hiromike_2018.html

Venue

 
Kyoto National Museum
http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/index.html
Access: 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0931, Japan 
Tel: 075-541-1151
Hours: 9:30 ~ 17:00/Tuesday ~ Thursday and Weekend
9:30 ~ 20:00/Friday(entry up to 30 minutes before closing.)
Closed: Monday(Tuesday if the Monday is a national holiday)

About

 
The Hiromi family is an old merchant family in the city of Kaizuka, in Osaka (not far from Kansai Airport). Their family business, established in 1835, was a shipping brokerage (kaisen don’ya) for the rice trade. Thereafter, they added a variety of other divisions including fertilizer, stock investment, and bank management, which not only grew the family assets but also contributed to the development of modern industry in the region. Their spacious estate includes a 34 meter-wide machiya, a tea house, and four earthen storehouses (kura) filled with a vast treasure trove of artworks—painting and calligraphy, tea utensils, furnishings, and other luxurious objects. These long hidden treasures, including works by Itō Jakuchū, Shiba Kōkan, Shibata Zeshin, and others, have been discovered in recent years and donated to the Kyoto National Museum for preservation, study, and exhibition to the public.

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