Amazing Japanese Classics – Hyakunin Isshu & the Pillow Book

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Saturday, January 29, 2022 –Sun, April 10, 2022
1st Period from January 29th to March 7th, 2022
2nd Period from March 9th to April 10th, 2022
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Entrance until 4:30 p.m.)
Closed: Tuesday (We close February 20th for the Chihayafuru Ogurayama Karuta Competition)

Adults, University students:900 (800)
High school students:500 (400)
Elementary and Junior high school students:300 (250)
Group admission fare inside brackets, ( ).
Fare for Handicapped guest and until one assistant: 500 Yen (400Yen)
Infant guests under 7 years old are free of charge.
Ticket includes entry to permanent exposition.


Saga Arashiyama Museum of Arts & Culture (SAMAC)
Access:11 Sagatenryuji-Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-city, 616-8385 Japan
Tel: 075-882-1111


Mt. Ogura is said to have been the mountain villa of Fujiwara Sadaie, the selector of the Hyakunin Isshu poem (One hundred poets, one poem each). Situated at the foot of the mountain, the museum introduces the history and appeal of the Hyakunin Isshu and mainly holds exhibitions of Japanese paintings. In this exhibition, we present works related to the Hyakunin Isshu.
The first section of the exhibition
features works related to the
Hyakunin Isshu and waka poetry, as
well as paintings of poets and poets-
in-residence, including Ogura shikishi,
which is said to have been
handwritten by Fujiwara no Teika,
and the WAKAN ROSEISHU and KOKINSHU shikishi affixed and interlaced screens, which consist of papers composed of ancient poems written by Edo-period court nobles.
Sei Shonagon was a poet whose work was chosen as one of the Hyakunin Isshu and is very famous as a writer of the Heian period. In the Tatami Gallery on the second floor, we are pleased to present a selection of masterpieces of Japanese painting, including the famous “Haru wa Akebono” (Spring is the dawn), the first sentence of “The Pillow Book”, which brings to mind the scenes of each stage.

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